Clearing's New Space
In these challenging times—lethargic economy, record-low interest rates, high market volatility, softer trading volumes and a regulatory overhaul—the top firm in the clearing space has decided to totally transform its business model.
A Tale of Two Futures: Will You Be the Best Advisor for Clients, or the Worst?
Consumers are ready to be proactive about their financial planning, but we believe that there will be an increasing bifurcation between advisors who cling to a transactional mindset and those who operate as true consultants to their clients.
The Spirit of Scottrade: Little Firm Pushes Big Value
If you haven’t heard of Scottrade Advisor Services, you’re forgiven. Started in 2005, it resides in the decidedly non-financial hub of St. Louis, but the institutional business is coming on strong, finding a niche among the big boys.
Hearing on Bachus' SRO Bill Set for June 6
The House Financial Services Committee announced Wednesday that it will hold a hearing on June 6 on the redraft of Rep. Spencer Bachus’ bill calling for an SRO to oversee advisors.
Bachus Reintroduces SRO Bill
House Financial Services Chairman Spencer Bachus reintroduced in late April his draft bill calling for a self-regulatory organization (SRO) for advisors.
Mary Schapiro: The 2012 IA 25 Extended Profile
On two of the top issues affecting the investment advisory space, Mary Schapiro, chairman of the Securities and Exchange Commission, is adamant: Brokers should be held to a fiduciary mandate and a self-regulatory organization to help the agency examine advisors must be explored.
FINRA Sanctions Citigroup, Wells Fargo, Morgan Stanley and UBS for ETF Violations
The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) announced Tuesday that it has sanctioned Citigroup Global Markets, Inc; Morgan Stanley & Co.; UBS Financial Services; and Wells Fargo Advisors, a total of more than $9.1 million for selling leveraged and inverse exchange-traded funds (ETFs) without reasonable supervision and for not having a...
Bachus, McCarthy Introduce SRO Redraft
House Financial Services Chairman Spencer Bachus reintroduced on Wednesday his draft bill calling for an SRO for advisors—one week after industry sources told AdvisorOne that an SRO bill was imminent.
The 2012 IA 25
Some people ride a wave and some people, like the honorees of the 10th annual IA 25, create a wave.
FocusShares CEO Says ‘We’re the Best Deal on Wall Street’: IMCA Conference
The products, already in the low-cost ETF industry, boast even lower costs when compared with rivals.