Fidelity, Schwab Custodial Platforms Take Center Stage as T3 Kicks Off
Fidelity Institutional unveiled its new WealthCentral Technology bundle for breakaway advisors, and Schwab added Redtail CRM and an Orion service to its OpenView Gateway.
Enforcement Roundup: Ex-CCO Sues Over ‘Defamatory’ Form U5
In another action, the SEC charged five offshore entities with offering and selling unregistered penny stocks.
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.
DIY Investing on a Growth Tear
Self-directed investment is growing much faster than the rest of the market, and online platforms' user bases are getting more diverse, a Scivantage study found.
Obama’s $4 Trillion Budget Sets Up Tax Fight With Congress
The budget would raise taxes on corporations and top earners, spend more on infrastructure and housing, and stabilize, but not eliminate, the annual budget deficit.
Why Cheap Oil Is Here to Stay
Technology has transformed the energy picture, Alexei Bayer writes.
New Hire Roundup: SEC Names Schneider Associate Regional Director for Pacific Northwest
Meanwhile, Advisor Software announced that Erik Jepson has joined as chief customer officer.
Top Portfolio Products: ETF Securities, Zacks Launch 2 Funds
Russell Investments, Integral add execution service for foreign-exchange transactions.
Is a Single Advisor Dashboard Coming Your Way?
And is a single client portal in the offing as well? To get there, the Big Three advisor technology solutions must go beyond mere integration.
Assessing Risk in Real Estate Investing, Pt. 2: Digging Deeper
To understand real estate investing, you must understand the liquidity, information, macroeconomic, leverage, operational and other non-market-related risks.