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As the end of tax season drew near, clients boosted participation in retirement plans, but their appetite for risk dropped sharply. Those are among the main takeaways from April’s Retirement Advisor Confidence Index — Financial Planning’s monthly barometer of business conditions for wealth managers. The index slipped 1.1 points for the month to 53.6 after increasing the previous month. …
One of the advisors managed about $200 million in client assets while working for the wirehouse. The other joins a $500 million team at Janney, the firm said.
New Fidelity research zeroes in on the best practices of RIAs who the custodian identifies as 'marketing leaders.' See what sets them apart.
Overall client satisfaction with investment firms held steady, but the J.D. Power report identified at least one missed opportunity for advisors.
The wirehouse welcomed back Michael Casey after a stint at Morgan Stanley.
A former RBC team that had over $1.25 million in combined production has joined Janney Montgomery Scott.
Women tend to have similar priorities to men, but an array of different challenges. A recent Pershing study outlines six key differences that advisors should consider when working with female clients.
Wealth managers who managed over $800 million in combined client assets have joined the wirehouse, according to a spokeswoman.
A one-time wirehouse receptionist, at a time when there weren't many women in the business, now runs her own practice.
Do women investors really care about the gender of their advisor? Conventional wisdom says yes, but a new study offers a different perspective.
Yes and no, experts say. But it's a thorny issue given that many IBD advisors consider themselves fiduciaries and do most of their business through RIAs.
The firm's employee channel picks up two financial planners from brokerage M.J. Whitman.
Advisors Patti Brennan and Judy Rubin offered tips on communicating value to new clients.
Advisors must do a better job nurturing new women advisors and engaging female clients. Even so, AIG Advisor Group CEO Erica McGinnis has high hopes for women in the industry moving forward.
During a session titled "Secrets of a Top Producer," Michelle Brennan Hall offered three questions that advisors can use to refine their firms' direction.
Mixed signals: The confidence index creeps up as advisor fees decline but allocations back away from cash.
Just after a $150 million deal to acquire rival Sterne Agee was announced, quarterly profits in the firm's wealth management division were up 6.5% year-over-year.
Three former Ameriprise advisors will sign on with the employee advisory channel at Raymond James.
The CFP Board has released two new advertisements for its public awareness campaign -- but is the message clear enough?
Two former UBS advisors with over $120 million in client assets have signed on with Aegis Capital Group, an independent broker-dealer and RIA.