Herbers: Why Advisors’ Profits Are Falling
Despite rising revenue, profitability is falling because advisory firms are “spending money where they shouldn’t,” says Angie Herbers.
4 Things Clients Want From Advisors That Robos Can’t Do: IMCA
IMCA Investor Sentiment Survey finds clients “expect more than what the regulators require” on advisor competency.
Thriving in Tomorrowland: How Advisors Can Adapt to Change
Forty-five years after Alvin Toffler warned us of future shock, four experts suggest how to prosper in today's tsunami of change.
The New Culture of Advisory Success
Just how important is culture to an advisory firm's success? It's everything. Yet it is often overlooked. Here are three firms with innovative business cultures.
Robo-Advisor Offers Your Clients a Free Second Opinion
SigFig’s algorithms will spotlight advisor "mistakes," including the use of funds costing as little as 50 basis points.
Top Portfolio Products: RS Investments Launches 2 Alt Funds
Arrow rolls out market-factor ETF, while Deutsche adds three hedged fixed-income funds.
Keeping Up With the Robo-Race
Efforts to help advisors beat back potential competition from robo-advisors continues this year with two recent offerings—one born of a collaboration between Vanare and NestEgg Wealth, and another from social media company Hearsay Social.
New Hire Roundup: Securities America Promotes 7
Meanwhile, financial data aggregation firm CircleBlack appointed Bill Bartzak and Michael Castellano to its board of directors.
Raymond James Adds 8 Advisors; Margaret Towle Joins Merrill
RJ adds advisors from largest credit union in Oregon, while Wells Fargo adds reps in Connecticut and Texas. Towle, formerly of HighTower, joins Merrill.
Washington Wealth Adds $180M Reps
The independent hybrid RIA says it has added 12 advisors in about nine months.