Harmonization Headache: Thornier Than Fiduciary?
The debate over the outcome of the SEC's fiduciary rule is bringing to light what could turn out to be an even more contentious issue: whether such a rule will include harmonizing advisor and broker rules.
Schwab CEO Shows Some Love for RIAs: Weekend Interview
Walt Bettinger on how he values RIAs, helping advisors with changing client demographics and an aging workforce, and why he “cringes” at the growth of target-date funds.
Schwab’s Leaders Talk of ‘Never Greater’ Opportunities for RIAs
From the Explore conference, Walt Bettinger and Bernie Clark provide updates on programs for advisors and their new ad campaign, Own Your Tomorrow.
Schwab’s Clark to SEC: Don’t Link Fiduciary and Harmonization
As the SEC continues to gather data for a fiduciary rule, Bernie Clark of Schwab Advisor Services says Schwab’s mission is to ensure that a fiduciary rule is not coupled with harmonization of broker and advisor rules.
The 2013 IA 25 Slideshow: CEOs
As the leaders of major firms in the industry, these people could be fairly called the epicenter of influence.
Bernie Clark: The 2013 IA 25 Extended Profile
Clark has shown quiet but confident leadership not merely in growing Schwab’s custody unit, but in addressing many of advisors' most trying issues.
Crossing Paths: The 2013 IA 25
With Investment Advisor's 11th annual list of the most influential individuals in and around the advisor business, we decided to do something different.
Going Indie? Afraid of Losing Clients? Don’t Be
Despite fears they might lose clients when going independent, 79% of advisors who switched to the indie model in the last two years say most clients stuck by their side, Schwab Advisor Services reported Tuesday.
RIA M&A Grew 30% in 2012, With Most Deals Done by Big Firms: Schwab
National acquiring firms, like HighTower, Focus Financial and United Capital, remained the dominant buyers, with 25 of the 45 total M&A deals, Schwab reports.
Clark at Schwab Impact: RIAs’ Competitors ‘Want What You Have’
On day one of Schwab Impact, the head of Schwab’s RIA custody unit ticks off new initiatives on succession planning, Washington advocacy, referrals.