Schorsch Unit Draws State Regulator’s Scrutiny
Massachusetts’ William Galvin begins investigation of Realty Capital Securities’ nontraded REIT sales.
Schorsch’s Own Cetera Halts Cole REIT Sales
ARCP accounting scandal "has tarnished the entire Schorsch brand," consultant Mark Elzweig says, and Cetera parent RCAP is trying to limit the damage.
RCAP's Crowdfunding Site: A Smart Move?
RCS Capital (RCAP) introduced a platform in September called We Are Crowdfunding that lets accredited investors and others buy public and private offerings online by pooling their resources.
RCAP’s Crowdfunding Site: A Smart Move?
Chairman Nicholas Schorsch says the crowdfunding site should bring RCS Capital advisors more business. Industry experts like Mark Elzweig are optimistic.
Merrill Rolls Out Team Option
Merrill’s New Training Could Put Advisors in ‘Sticky’ Situation
The program is intended to help advisors with succession, but it could make it harder for advisors and clients to leave, Mark Elzweig says.
RCS, Schorsch Jump Into Crowdfunding
The real estate group plans to build the platform, We R Crowdfunding, with assets it's acquiring from Trupoly. Is this a savvy move for RCAP?
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.”