Focus Financial Strikes 6 Merger Deals for Partners
One advisor acquisition came about through a discussion about succession planning, an executive says.
United Capital Acquires FlexScore Creators Valley Wealth
United Capital said Thursday that it has acquired Valley Wealth, an RIA based in California, that has $320 million in AUM.
Selling Your Advisory Practice? It Might Be Worth Less Than You Think
Advisors trying to sell their practices "are overly optimistic about the enterprise value of their businesses," Cerulli says.
Former PIMCO Parent Pacific Life Moves Accounts to Janus
Pacific Life is moving some money to Bill Gross’ new firm, Janus, which said the decision pre-dated Gross’ exit.
Fiduciary Rule to Snag BDs on IRA Rollovers
The DOL is likely to hold broker-dealers who chase IRA rollovers to the same fiduciary standards retirement advisors must meet, ERISA attorney Fred Reish says.
10 States With Most Advisors Headquartered
Most investment advisory firms’ main offices are concentrated in relatively few states, with distribution likely driven by access to financial markets, population and net worth.
Commonwealth Financial Hosts Yearly Event, Enhances Tech Tools
The indie broker-dealer draws some 900 of its 1,500 affiliated reps to the Orlando confab.
5 Critical Marketing Questions Financial Advisors Must Ask Themselves
Many advisors spin their wheels when it comes to creating engaging marketing material. Why? Because they aren’t asking the right questions.
SEC Brought ‘Record’ 755 Enforcement Actions in 2014
The SEC filed a “record” 755 enforcement actions and obtained orders totaling $4.16 billion in penalties in fiscal 2014, the SEC says.
DOL Advisor Crackdown Is ‘Out of Control’: Benefits Lawyer
The DOL conducted more than 3,600 audits of qualified retirement plans last year. Settlements related to violations totaled $1.7 billion in plan reimbursements and fines.