Clearing Firms Join the Robot Race
Robo-advisors and other new technologies are transforming the clearing space.
The Clearing Industry’s New Powers
From fighting fraud to revamping recruiting, clearers are more engaged than ever.
Tibergien: Time to Move Beyond ‘Serving Dead and Dying’
Mark Tibergien has a tongue-in-cheek warning to BDs on looking toward the future.
National Financial Chief Sees ‘Tremendous Opportunity’ for Survivors of BD Consolidation
National Financial chief says “weak players have been winnowed out” of the broker-dealer space, with successful firms leveraging their partners.
Seeking a Happy Clearing Relationship
To find the right fit between clearing firm and broker-dealer, consider these factors.
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.
Advisors’ Tech Strategies Help Boomers but Ignore Gen X and Y
RIAs are making the mistake of inventing non-tech-related strategies for boomer investors at the expense of developing innovations for Gen X and Gen Y clients, says Fidelity.
Clearing Firms Gain a Human Touch
Traditionally, clearing firms have helped independent broker-dealers by ruling the back office. Now these durable companies are stepping out front by tuning BDs in to vital growth opportunities—as well as to potential perils.
The broker-dealer industry has entered a period of profound change, one that is characterized by fundamental shifts in demographics and attitudes, and in the very nature of the advice model.
Advisor, Broker Sentiment Brightest Since Financial Crisis: Fidelity
Advisors and brokers are taking action to generate new business, placing greater importance on compensation, developing professionally and receiving marketing support.