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.
Advice for the Next President; High Returns With Low Risk: September Research—Slideshow
The September issue of Research puts a prime focus on the upcoming election. In "Where Will They Steer Us?" Nicole Gelinas of the Manhattan Institute looks at Wall Street reform. In "A Bold New Direction," Senior Editor Kenneth Silber sketches out a radical tax overhaul. Other highlights of the issue...
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.
Fidelity Introduces Personal Trust Services for Broker Workstation
National Financial workstation offers suite as brokers vie for $3 trillion in assets.
Simplifying Your Practice; Seeking Hidden Value: April Research—Slideshow
The cover story of Research magazine's April issue looks into a growing trend in advisor training programs toward "Pursuing Simplicity." A feature article on "The Measured Approach to Value" describes how value investors today are applying their philosophy to a turbulent market. Among the April issue's other offerings: Bill Good's...