Should the FPA Get Behind the CFP Board, or Go It Alone?
The FPA appears to be at a crossroads in its history, having to decide between two paths for its future.
Schwab to Unleash No-Fee Robo-Giant
Schwab Intelligent Portfolios for retail investors has minimum of $5,000; will roll out early next year, followed by an RIA version.
Kitces, Brown Launch Recruiting Site for Indie Advisors
Advisors Michael Kitces and Caleb Brown have launched JobsFP, a recruiting website for independent financial planners.
LPL’s Robert Moore: RIAs Are Where the Growth Is
LPL President Robert Moore tells ThinkAdvisor why the BD is not feeling acquisitive and why there's room to grow in the indie RIA space.
The Succession Planning Mirage, and the Alternative
Few advisors have made actual succession plans, but there might be a very good reason for this.
Why You Should Use Team Bonuses Based on Firm Revenue
It would be a shame for advisors to confuse David Grau's and Michael Kitces' aversion to individual revenue-based bonuses with team bonuses.
State-Registered Advisors Prep for New Succession Planning Rules
State-registered advisors should act now to prepare for NASAA's upcoming rules requiring business continuity and succession plans, state regulators say.
The Freewheeling Life of the Virtual Advisor
What early adopters are finding on the advisory field's online frontier.
Advisors: Don’t Sell Your Practice!
Selling your advisory practice — a move stressed in a ceaseless torrent of industry advice — may be hazardous to your wealth.
In Financial Data, Small Is the New Big
While big data is here to stay, forward-thinking advisors are finding a wealth of relevant information right in front of them.