Ladenburg Thalmann to Acquire Securities Service Network
As part of its growing network, Ladenburg Thalmann is now acquiring broker-dealer and registered investment advisor Securities Service Network.
LPL Adds $1.2B Team; Wells Fargo Recruits $1.4B Reps
Also, Washington Wealth brings in group from RBC with $830 million in assets, as Morgan Stanley's Graystone attracts Merrill institutional team.
Schwab Adds 65 ETFs to Fee-Free Platform
Investors can now trade more than 180 ETFs online through Schwab with no charge.
Clients Demand More Certifications, So Advisors Seek Them: IMCA
The largest group of CIMA applicants for the first half of 2014 was independent advisors, IMCA CEO Sean Walters and Chairman John Nersesian said.
7 Ways to Avoid Picking a Bad Advisor
If a veteran Wall Street Journal editor covering wealth management gets duped by his advisor, Eric Nelson says, what chance do ordinary investors have?
Schwab, TD Ameritrade Report 3% Monthly Uptick
TD Ameritrade also says it has expanded its online education site for RIAs.
Advisor M&A, the Alpha Way
What separates the best from the rest is of particular concern to advisors seeking to extract value from the practices they've devoted their careers to.
Covering the ‘Naked’ Fiduciary in Retirement Plans
Retirement plan sponsors and advisors are getting more sophisticated about their fiduciary liability insurance needs, but the problem is far from resolved.
12 Best States for Adjusted Advisor Pay
Low cost of living often offsets lower advisor pay in some states, while in other states high pay offsets high cost of living.
Overcoming RIAs’ Top 4 Business Hurdles: 5 Ways to Increase Profits
Here’s one example: Stop thinking of the segregation of sales and service people, and stray from the “one rainmaker” approach to profitability.