Investor Optimism Falls on Retirees’ Worries
Most Americans say the markets are a "fair" or "poor" way for average investors to grow wealth, a Wells Fargo/Gallup study found.
Wealth Firms Adding Indie, Wirehouse Reps
A number of successful advisors are switching channels and broker-dealers at a quick pace in midsummer.
Wirehouse Fees & Commissions: Who’s On Top? — Q2 2014
In the second quarter, Merrill lost its spot as the wirehouse with the top-producing reps.
Sontag Joins Board of Focus Financial; Bruton In as Lucia Capital CEO
These growing firms aim to add more advisors — and business — from the wirehouses, as well as from independent firms.
New ETF Based on Workplace Equality Index
Years ago, Denver Investments built an index of companies with gay-friendly workplaces. Now it's rolled out an ETF to meet like-minded investors' needs.
15 Biggest Political Donors in Financial Industry: 2014
Wall Street banks and financial trade groups have dished out $800 million during the current campaign cycle, Americans for Financial Reform says.
Raymond James Recruits 3 Wirehouse Teams, $875M in Client Assets
Meanwhile, Morgan Stanley and Merrill Lynch grab advisors from each other in the latest recruiting push.
‘Mutual RIA’ With Advisor Profit Sharing Launched by LPL Affiliates
Good Life Advisor Systems aims to share profits with all of its partnering reps nationwide, not just principals.
Bank Q2 Earnings to Reflect ‘Rebound’: Sterne Agee
Banks are poised to make some second-quarter earnings gains after a tough start to 2014, equity analysts say.
A Pioneer Continues to Sound the Women's Retirement Security Alarm
While women have grown in their financial knowledge — and power — since WISER's Cindy Hounsell started educating them 20 years ago, challenges persist.