HighTower Adds $750M Team From Morgan Stanley
Meanwhile, Focus Financial brings in a $600 million group, and Merrill Lynch grabs a $160 million advisor.
FiNet President: Wells Fargo ‘Loves Our Growth Story’
Wells Fargo Advisors’ independent channel has been on a tear, adding 99 advisors last year, FiNet President Kent Christian says.
RIA Growth Secret: ‘Create a Story That Sells Itself’
Firms discuss how moving from the wirehouses to independence brought rapid growth.
Dynasty Adds $800M Team From Morgan Stanley
Meanwhile, Raymond James grabs teams from Ameriprise and Baird and a rep from Edward Jones.
First Allied to Partner With ‘Super-OSJ’
The Cetera broker-dealer will soon offer turnkey transition, marketing, recruiting and other services to advisors through Tambaro Financial Services.
Advisor Headcount Falls 5 Years in a Row: Cerulli
While total numbers fell, RIA and hybrid channels added advisors and are expected to keep growing over the next five years, the research firm says.
Pershing Launches Retirement Plan Network for BDs, RIAs
Using NetX360 as its nexus, initiative will provide tools, resources and data to advisors serving DC retirement plans.
Schwab Posts Record '14 Profits, Sales; New Client Assets Hit $124.8 Billion
Net income was up 23% for year to $1.3 billion on 11% rise in revenues to $6.1 billion; client assets up 10% to $2.46 trillion.
In Search of the Best Financial Planning Software: A Road Block
I really like Thomson Reuter’s portfolio management platform, but if an agreement can’t be reached with my custodian, TradePMR, I’ll have some decisions to make.
How Advisors Can Secure Financing
For advisors with attractive cash flow but lacking collateral, loans are available if you know where to look for them and how to get approved.