PE Firm TA Associates Acquires Majority Stake in NorthStar Financial
Management of CLS Investments, Gemini and Orion will remain, looking to complement organic growth with the private equity firm's capital and expertise in acquisitions.
Fiduciary Advisors Are in Peril: How to Fight Back
To combat the Wall Street-Washington lobbying campaign, fiduciary advisors must state in the clearest possible terms what fiduciary advice means for investors.
Pershing’s NetXInvestor: Portal for Multiple Generations of Clients
Built “from the ground up,” platform offers customization and advisor control to meet differing needs of clients of all ages.
iShares Sees 3 Big Trends for Institutions’ ETF Use in 2014
Following "test drives" by many last year, BlackRock unit expects institutions, including RIAs, to increasingly use ETFs strategically and tactically in 2014.
HNW Investors’ Needs Differ as Wealth Increases: Cerulli
Contrary to popular notions, the wealthiest 1%–2% of American investors are a variegated lot.
The More Things Change: The 2013 Broker-Dealers of the Year
This is the 23rd year that Investment Advisor invited producing representatives of IBDs to rate their BDs on 14 specific categories.
The Real Value of Risk Questionnaires
Conversations with Geoff Davey of FinaMetrica and Steve Atkinson of Loring Ward reveal the relationship-building value of client risk assessments.
Top Portfolio Products: New Factor ETFs From iShares
Credit Suisse launches a silver covered-call ETN as North Peak rolls out an inflation-hedged strategy.
Kitces on Top 3 Topics for Advisors in 2013—Topic 1: Fiduciary and SRO
First up in an intense year for advisor regulation: movement from the DOL on its fiduciary rule.
The Jaws of Defeat
Taking time out over the holidays to reflect on the past year has become one of my favorite exercises.