The Secret Sauce of Successful Firms
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.
Ladenburg Thalmann to Acquire Securities Service Network
As part of its growing network, Ladenburg Thalmann is now acquiring broker-dealer and registered investment advisor Securities Service Network.
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.