BDs’ Cybersecurity Stronger Than Advisors’: SEC, FINRA Reports
Both the SEC and FINRA will "likely bring enforcement actions if firms’ policies and procedures are found to be deficient,” warns Sutherland's Brian Rubin.
Restoring Trust, One Client at a Time
What a person finds humorous can be quite revealing.
A Simple Solution: Let's Call an Advisor an Adviser
Over the past year or so, many advisor industry observers have become disillusioned about the SEC's chances of complying with its Dodd-Frank mandate to create a fiduciary standard for brokers that's “no less stringent” than the 1940 Act.
To Succeed in the (Near) Future, BDs Must Avoid the Winner's Curse
Pershing has been delivering slices over the past year of its Broker-Dealer of the Future II research, which focused on six big transformations that independent BDs must embrace if they wish to succeed in the future.
‘RIA-ization’ Transforming Advisor Industry
Advisors have lots to consider when using a corporate RIA or starting their own, says a panel at FSI OneVoice 2015.
BD Audits Failing to Meet New Standards
After inspecting five BD audits and finding none met new PCAOB standards, the accounting board urged auditors to ensure they understood the new rules.
Ameriprise Q4 Profits Beat Estimates on Strong Wealth Results
Average advisor fees and commissions were nearly $500,000 in 2014.
Cetera, LPL, Ladenburg Losing Appetite for M&A, Their Execs Say
After long acquisition sprees in recent years, execs from Ladenburg, LPL and Cetera express little interest in more BD deals at FSI OneVoice.
FSI Chair Blasts White House Fiduciary Memo as ‘Offensive’
FSI Chairman and Cetera President Antoniades says the memo's "ignorance" is "frankly offensive"; FSI also says it’s fighting FINRA's CARDS plan.
Morningstar App Brings Office, Advisor Workstation to iPad
Morningstar released a new app for the iPad on Wednesday to complement the desktop versions of Morningstar Office and Advisor Workstation.