Wirehouses Held Prisoner in Broker Bonus Wars
Deals can reach as high as the 300% range, veteran recruiter Mark Elzweig says, and rumors of a truce are premature.
Perks of Going Indie: Recruitment Bonuses, Higher Payouts, Supportive CEOs
The world of independent RIAs and broker-dealers is wider and deeper than many advisors suspect. On Wednesday, a ThinkAdvisor trade show will help you navigate.
Mission: Train Future Independents
Independent advisor Pamela Rigsby in Raleigh, N.C., was talking about the 24-year-old FA trainee she hired 18 months ago:
“I tell clients she’s a taller, thinner, younger, smarter me!” says Rigsby, 46, jovially. “She’s knocking it flat-out [of the park]. She’s doing the numbers. Headhunters call her all the time.”
Recruiting Trends: Is Now a Good Time to Move?
Before you go independent or switch firms, consider these job-market factors.
Firm Valuation: There’s a Web App for That
CoreValue founder and CEO Chuck Richards says many advisors struggle when trying to do a quick and painless valuation.
Edward Jones ‘Not Altering Direction of Ship’ With Proprietary Fund, Says Exec
Still, the broker-dealer's move into the world of proprietary products is causing some experts to scratch their heads.
FA Satisfaction as Measured by J. D. Power
Satisfaction among independent advisors made a nice improvement over the past year, while that of employee advisors declined slightly, according to the latest J.D. Power and Associates 2013 U.S. Financial Advisor Satisfaction Study.
J.D. Power & Advisor Satisfaction: Behind the Numbers
While the results reflect a small number of advisors, they point to important trends that BDs ignore at their own peril, experts say.
Bonuses Up 8%: Report
Wall Street bonuses should be up about 8% this season and total $20 billion, according to New York State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli. But experts caution that this increase doesn’t necessarily translate into much these days for advisors.
LPL’s Latest Shot in Tech ‘Arms Race’: Naming Ex-IT Exec to Board
Several experts are wowed by former Xerox CEO Anne Mulcahy’s new role at LPL.