CFA vs. CFP: Really?
As if fiduciary CFPs didn’t have enough obstacles to overcome, now they’re getting criticized by CFAs (well, one CFA at least).
Fraud Prevention, Robo-Advisors and Key Takeaways: 2014 T3 Advisor Tech Conference
At T3, the custodians discussed ID theft and wire fraud, "middleware" providers were in evidence and the rise of robo-advisors was acknowledged.
The Buzz, the Cloud and Product Intros: 2014 T3 Advisor Tech Conference
We may have reached a turning point where advisor tech decisions are less about software and more about navigating a patchwork of integrations.
New Hire Roundup: Murphy, Fredrickson Move Up at SEC
Meanwhile, Arbor Point Advisors added Jeffrey Schmaltz and Justin Neuberg joined Convergence Investment Partners.
Top Portfolio Products: Van Eck to Subadvise Market Vectors’ China A-Share ETF
Also new this week are two funds from Thornburg Asset Management, four funds from American Independence and a new AICPA tax calculator.
Talking to Business Owners About Managing Their Wealth
How can advisors make their case to entrepreneurs with their wealth tied up in their business? Asset manager Francois Sicart bridges gap with open letter.
Wells Adds 3 Teams with $4.5M as Rivals Nab Reps
Wirehouses are grabbing groups of advisors nationwide, and independent firms are acquiring new assets in Illinois.
New Hire Roundup: American Century Names New Co-CIOs
Meanwhile, Nicholas Lance joined OneAmerica, and Sebastian Gomez Abero was tapped to lead the SEC Office of Small Business Policy.
Ex-LPL, Schwab Recruiter Opens Office to Help Advisors Go Indie
The complexity of options for advisors wanting to go independent requires a new type of service, according to Al McIntee.
4 Big Trends You Can’t Ignore
The future always presents challenges, but also opportunities for those who are prepared.