Fighting for His Clients
Christopher L. Walker started out as a transactional wirehouse broker making a whopping 400 daily dials. Yet inside this conscientious cold-caller was a consultative, relationship-oriented advisor yearning to break free.
Raymond James Recruits Wells Fargo Mother-Daughter Team
A Baltimore-based CFP team with $200 million in AUM and $2 million in annual production has jumped ship from Wells Fargo to join Raymond James’ IBD channel.
401(k) Fee Transparency: Best & Worst Providers
Dalbar and Research magazine conducted an in-depth study of the new ERISA 408(b)(2) disclosure rule, providing rankings in key categories of big providers.
Hall of Fame Winners to Date
The full listing of Research Hall of Fame winners.
New Hire Roundup: Wedbush Private Client Services Group Adds Wright
Also this week in new hires, Lance Losey and Mary Welk joined Ascent Private Capital Management and Michael Millman joined The Private Client Reserve in San Francisco.
Mergers: A Tech Nightmare for Advisors
No one presumes that technology integration between big financial services firms will be headache-free, but such unions can unleash tech fiascoes. At stake: advisor productivity and morale.
Raymond James Loses a $200M Rep, but Keeps 90% of MK Advisors
One recruiter says he is quite "surprised" at the retention level given the competitive compensation environment. Private Client Group President Tash Elwyn was upbeat about the firm's retention efforts.
New Hire Roundup: Putnam Adds Three; Wagner Retires From BlackRock, Joins Board
This week in new hires, David Scheetz, Edward Deeds and James Axford joined Putnam Investments; and Susan Wagner retired as vice chairwoman of BlackRock and was named to its board.
Branch Manager’s Cowboy Call: ‘Can You Ride for the Brand?’
Hard-driving, competitive, goal-focused, Keith A. Vanderveen, president of the home region of Wells Fargo Advisors’ Private Client Group, does not mince words.
New Hire Roundup: TD Ameritrade Institutional Welcomes Gaze
This week in new hires, Christine Gaze joined TD Ameritrade Institutional, Robert Bernstein went to Windham Capital and Raymond James confirmed the appointment of John Carson as president of its board.