Flat Fees vs. AUM Recap: The Good, the Bad and the Really?
During the past few months, there has been considerable discussion about the relative advantages of charging clients flat retainer fees as opposed to AUM fees.
Relationships End Where They Begin
In his 2007 book “Blink,” Malcolm Gladwell combines a broad spectrum of research to make the case for the power of first impressions.
Is Going Robo the Secret to Growing Your RIA?
As Tina Powell of Beacon Wealth launches SheCapital, an automated service for women, experts discuss how, and whether, to use robo-advice to reach more clients.
Small-Business 401(k)s Follow Large-Plan Trends: Vanguard
Vanguard has released its small-business-focused How America Saves report, which found small 401(k) plans are mirroring trends seen at larger companies.
Are Treasury’s AML Rules for Advisors a Waste of Time?
IAA is looking at FinCEN’s proposed anti-money laundering rules to assess whether the expected benefits justify the compliance costs.
Advisors’ 4 Biggest Concerns: Eaton Vance
Nearly three-quarters of advisors report at least some concern about a near-term increase in interest rates, according to an Eaton Vance survey.
Recruiting Roundup: UBS Nabs 4 Ex-Merrill Reps in Florida
Meanwhile, Raymond James adds a husband-and-wife team in Dallas to its employee channel.
BlackRock Snaps Up FutureAdvisor: Could Wealthfront or Betterment Be Next?
As the fifth-largest robo-advisor is bought, “all eyes are now on Wealthfront and Betterment” as the next acquisition target, advisor techie Bill Winterberg says.
A New Online Platform to Limit Investment Losses
Vest Financial Group now offers investors and advisors a way to hedge downside risks of individual stocks and ETFs via an online platform.
FinCEN Floats Long-Awaited AML Rule for Advisors
Treasury's enforcement unit proposed Tuesday a rule requiring certain advisors to establish anti-money laundering programs and report suspicious activity under the Bank Secrecy Act.