Rivals Question Betterment’s New 401(k) Platform
Betterment's robo-advisory platform is raising questions in the 401(k) plan industry ranging from the use of ETFs to compliance with DOL’s QDIA disclosure requirements.
Savant Makes Orion Capital Its Third RIA Acquisition in 17 Months
The Orion Capital Management acquisition brings Illinois-based Savant’s total AUM to nearly $4.5 billion, and CEO Brent Brodeski says another deal is "in the works."
At TD Ameritrade Gathering, Technology, Trusts, Diversity—and Blue Jeans
TD Ameritrade Institutional's annual advisor gathering featured well-received addresses by people like Leon Panetta and Magic Johnson and a last-night party headlined by the Steve Miller Band.
LPL Defends $9M Fortigent Restructuring
The reorganization, whose cost includes $4.5 million in severance packages, will bring "innovation and efficiency" to LPL's HNW offerings, an executive said.
Is There Really an Advisor Exam Problem?
Head scratching continues over what to do about boosting SEC advisor exams — or whether the supposed deficiency is just a political football.
How to Start Your Own RIA Firm
So you want to be an RIA? Here are the business and legal considerations to address before hanging up your shingle.
Advisors Sharply Increase Use of Options for Clients: OIC
Responding to clients' "insatiable need for income," advisors across all channels have increased their use of options, according to the Options Industry Council.
Dan Skiles, SSG’s Tech Guru: The 2014 IA 25 Profile
Technology, yes, but in his new role at Shareholders Service Group Skiles offers insights into more than just the latest software.
Mariner Wealth Buys New Jersey RIA With $817M in AUM
CEO Marty Bicknell doesn’t mind the term “rollup firm,” but he says there's a difference between Mariner and other firms that acquire RIAs.
Rob Arnott and the Rise of Smart Beta
These strategies, developed by Rob Arnott, have attracted tons of money and adherents, but critics too. What does it mean for you and your clients?