Securities America Boosts Advisor Recruiting
Securities America announced Tuesday that it had hired three regional directors to recruit what it said was a “continuously growing pipeline of prospective advisors” in those regions.
Fidelity Clearing Unit to Reorganize, Appoint New Leaders
Fidelity Institutional announced Wednesday that it would reorganize the business due to rapid changes in the financial advice industry.
Schwab Reveals Secret of Fastest-Growing RIAs
The fastest-growing RIA firms have ‘black-belt status’ in one key area, reports Schwab Advisor Services' Jon Beatty.
Is Your Practice Big Enough?
As merger interest rises, it’s more important than ever to know what your advisory practice is—and can be—worth.
Cup of Joe: Starbucks. Financial Advice. Together at Last
United Capital CEO Joe Duran wants financial advice to be as reliable as Starbucks.
RIAs Closed 13 M&A Deals in Q1: Schwab Advisor Services
The RIA sector notched its greatest number of M&A deals since Q1 2012, but overall deal size declined.
New Hire Roundup: Focus Financial Adds Five
This week in new hires, Focus Financial announced five new hires, JHS Capital welcomed Mark Palsson, and Eric Falkeis became president and COO of Direxion.
Going Indie? Afraid of Losing Clients? Don’t Be
Despite fears they might lose clients when going independent, 79% of advisors who switched to the indie model in the last two years say most clients stuck by their side, Schwab Advisor Services reported Tuesday.
New Hire Roundup: National Advisors Trust Names New CEO
This week in new hires, James Combs was named CEO of National Advisors Trust Co., and FSI elected two new board members.
Sidebar: Top Tactics for Getting Clients
When Merrill Lynch Wealth Management executives surveyed their top 250 acquiring financial advisors last year, the firm identified several key tactical client acquisition strategies responsible for the majority of new business results.