Top 20 Companies for Annuity Sales: Q1
Variable annuity sales continue to struggle despite sustained equity market gains, says LIMRA annuity research director Joseph Montminy.
The 2013 IA 25 Slideshow: CEOs
As the leaders of major firms in the industry, these people could be fairly called the epicenter of influence.
Valerie Brown: The 2013 IA 25 Extended Profile
The CEO and president of Cetera Financial Group said she grew up with a love for numbers and math. Her background in chemical engineering, which she called a “perfect fit” for the financial services industry, didn’t hurt, either.
Oldest Boomers Not Working Till They Drop
More than half of the oldest boomers are now fully retired, mostly because they are ready to stop working, a MetLife Mature Market Institute study found.
A Succession Plan That Started at the Gym
Certain professions and areas of study translate well to financial planning. Who knew personal training was one?
SCF Lures Walnut Street Team of 4 Advisors
The move puts the Fresno-based independent broker-dealer at more than $1 billion in affilated client assets and 140 advisors.
Middle-Age White Guys Need Not Apply: AIG’s Advisor Group Diversifies Recruitment
The traditional image of the wirehouse-trained advisor serving strictly HNW white males is giving way as women challenge assumptions about who the average investor is.
Crossing Paths: The 2013 IA 25
With Investment Advisor's 11th annual list of the most influential individuals in and around the advisor business, we decided to do something different.
Reality Bites: Gen Xers Aren’t Slackers Anymore, MetLife Says
The unthinkable inevitable has happened: Gen Xers are identifying more with their Boomer parents as they enter middle age and shoulder the burdens of work, family and financial planning.
Cetera Buying Fellow IBDs Tower Square, Walnut Street From MetLife
With the addition of 800-plus MetLife independent reps, the Cetera BD network will comprise 7,000 advisors managing $130 billion in assets.