SEC User Fees the Answer to Exam Budget Crunch: Investor Advocate
SEC investor advocate Rick Fleming called on Congress to pass a user fees bill, saying investors faced “substantial risk” from unexamined advisors.
Triad Advisors Targets Smaller Reps With New RIA Platform
Program aims to support hybrid advisors looking to boost business and minimize regulatory headaches.
NFL's 49ers Strike Deal With Robo-Advisor Wealthfront
Team will pick up advisory fees on first $100,000 invested by front-office employees and former players, to whom Wealthfront will provide financial education.
As Kleintop Leaves LPL for Schwab, Will Morale Suffer?
The latest high-profile departure from LPL "does not bode well" for staff morale, says one recruiter; others disagree.
SEC Cracking Down on Wrap Fees; Wins Court Case
The SEC wins a long-running court case on wrap fees, while OCIE letter to RIAs signals the arrangements will be scrutinized in exams.
Are You an ‘Internet Adviser?’ A 10-Year-Old SEC Rule Predated Robo-Advisors
SEC Rule 203A-2(e) governs registration requirements for advisors delivering advice by the Internet. Here’s how to stay compliant with this foresighted rule.
Battered Morgan Stanley Breakaway Advisor Fights Back
Breakaway advisor James Eastman tells ThinkAdvisor how Morgan Stanley read his email and “painted” his compliance record when he tried to leave.
Wealth Firms Adding Indie, Wirehouse Reps
A number of successful advisors are switching channels and broker-dealers at a quick pace in midsummer.
How Advisors Use Liquid Alts: The Business Continuity Issue
Advisors use liquid alternative investments for several reasons, like to reduce portfolio volatility. One of the overlooked reasons involves the health of their own firms.
RIAs’ ETF and Mutual Fund Assets Rose 12% in First Half
Long-term mutual fund and ETF assets under management have hit $1.8 billion, Access Data reported Friday.