2014 Broker-Dealers of the Year—Scenario 1: Must BDs Acquire to Grow?
In an age of consolidation, what questions do independent broker-dealer leaders ask when a competitor comes up for sale? And do IBDs really need to acquire to grow their firms? Is there another way?
2014 Broker-Dealers of the Year—Scenario 2: Keeping Your Top Producers
How do broker-dealer leaders respond when a top producer asks for a product that the compliance deparment doesn’t like?
The 2014 BDOTY; Collaborative Divorce; A Solution for the Human Capital Crisis: IA September Features—Slideshow
In the September issue of Investment Advisor, we present the 24th annual Broker-Dealers of the Year.
Advocates: The 2014 Broker-Dealers of the Year
The 2014 Broker-Dealers of the Year are unabashed proponents of the independent BD model and, yes, their own firms.
The 2014 SMA Managers of the Year; Dealing With Depression: Investment Advisor July Features—Slideshow
Once again, Investment Advisor teamed up with Envestnet | PMC to spotlight some of the top separately managed account managers in the business.
IA 25 2014: The Threat (or Non-Threat) of Robo-Advisors—Slideshow
It may be reassuring to hear that the big tech experts on our list this year don’t think robo-advisors are too much of a threat.
The 2014 IA 25 on the Next Generation of Advisors and Clients
Advisors and their clients are aging together. What does that mean for the industry?
The Rise of Smart Beta; Make the Most of Your Most Valuable Advisor; Choosing the Right MLP: April Investment Advisor—Slideshow
The rise of smart beta; how to make the most of your most valuable advisor; and choosing the right MLP
Getting Clients to Follow Your Advice: The Power Struggle
As Kol Birke reminds us, people change their minds not when you’re talking, but when they’re talking.
Getting Clients to Follow Your Advice: Fired by the Heirs
Advisors will increasingly have to address the transition of wealth to the younger generation. But what if you don’t have a relationship with the kids?