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?
New Hire Roundup: OppenheimerFunds Makes Personnel Changes
Also in new hires, Snowden Capital Advisors adds a new vice president and controller while BrightScope has hired a new VP of data solutions.
FSI Celebrates 10th Anniversary ‘Where the Action Is’
Business consultant John Spence kicked off FSI OneVoice with a blizzard of advice for the nearly 800 IBD attendees.
SEC Is Cracking Down on Proprietary Trading
As fiduciaries, registered investment advisors must always put their clients’ interests ahead of their own.
For Advisor Platform, Pershing Crunches Big Data Into Friendlier Size
At Pershing, your call may be recorded for an analysis of empathy, frustration and other factors. Welcome to the brave new world of consumer data.
Tip of the Iceberg? How the Camarda Lawsuit Challenges the Profession
The consequences of the suit, focusing on "fee-only" and "related parties," could be dramatic for both the CFP Board and the entire advisory profession.
RIA Growth Inevitable as Brokers Go Indie: S&P Capital IQ
Brokers’ move to independence is one of the fastest growing trends in wealth management, and RIAs are poised for more growth, S&P Capital IQ says.