Clients Demand More Certifications, So Advisors Seek Them: IMCA
The largest group of CIMA applicants for the first half of 2014 was independent advisors, IMCA CEO Sean Walters and Chairman John Nersesian said.
President-Elect Sandy Says FPA's Diversity Is Its Strength
A 25-year advisory industry veteran, Pamela Sandy takes office in 2015, says advocacy in Washington will remain a top priority for the Financial Planning Association.
10 Best Ways to Compete Against Robo-Advisors
If you, for one, don't welcome your new robo-overlords, here are 10 ways to help your advisory firm rise above them.
Ladenburg Thalmann to Acquire KMS Financial Services
Recruiter Jonathan Henschen said the deal surprised him but makes sense given Ladenburg's reputation for keeping acquired BDs intact.
Superior Returns and Advisory Services, ‘for Free’
Eric Nelson shows how investors can beat the performance of index funds and get the tremendous value an advisor offers essentially for free.
SAGE Scholars: A Loyalty Points System for Paying College Tuition
Looking for some perks to provide clients at low cost but with high satisfaction? Introducing SAGE Scholars.
New Hire Roundup: Convergent Wealth Advisors Welcomes Curran
Also, SEC named two to its Office of Municipal Securities, and Pensionmark Retirement Group welcomed Erik Swenson's firm as a partner.
Diving Deep Into Retirement Plan Market Well Worth RIAs’ Time: Fidelity
Advisors who think of retirement plan services as merely a part of their broader wealth management offerings are missing out on growth, Fidelity says.
Raymond James Adds Teams From Morgan Stanley, Wells Fargo
Meanwhile, LPL Financial says a credit union with $317 million in wealth-management client assets is now affiliated with the IBD.
Are You Vulnerable to the Robo-Advisor Threat?
If you don’t systematize the investment process, and thus make effective rebalancing possible, you’re in trouble.