Tech tools critical to advisor success
The level of importance a broker/dealer places on the technology products and services it provides investment professionals has increased over time. Not only is it...
Next Financial Finds Its 'Knight'
Next Financial Group of Houston has been on a tear in recent years and begins 2007 with nearly 800 advisors and a new president --...
News & Products
The SEC issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) due August 24 for phase one of a major study of how regulators' rules for investment professionals...
Next Financial Group
Only seven years old, NEXT Financial has won broker/dealer of the year honors for the sixth year in a row, and did it in three...
NEXT Financial's Auld Has Big Plans
NEXT Financial Group has doubled its size every two years since 1999 and expects to continue its aggressive growth pattern in the near future. Its...
What a remarkable time these last few years have been for independent broker/dealers. The markets have recovered from a bubble, a crash, a grinding bear...
Why Some B/Ds Fear Reform
The mutual fund scandal seems likely to usher in regulatory reform that goes beyond the late traders and market timers, beyond the hedge funds and...
Best of the Bunch
In evaluating a mutual fund or any potential investment, the prudent advisor always looks at the track record of the investment. The longer it is,...
Best in the Business
Times have been tough. Ask anybody in the business and she'll tell you that portfolio returns are down and clients are nervous. While almost everyone...
The Best Broker/Dealers
For the 11th year in a row, Investment Advisor rea