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The average high-net-worth investor is changing and that spells a significant opportunity for advisors.
Women advisors are more risk averse than their male counterparts, and in the wake of the financial crisis, that has proven to be a good thing.
Technology innovations are critical for advisors to remain on the cutting edge and retain the next generation of clients.
“This is not an easy business,” Carson told an audience on Thursday of over 500 advisors at the 24th Peak Excell Meeting. “It is a rewarding but difficult business … and we have to constantly reinvest and reinvent.”
The practices, in Mercer Island, Wash., and Lynnwood, Wash., have a combined $549 million in assets under management.
Fidelity says the new desktop will enable the “anywhere advisor."
FINRA fined Merrill $1.05 million and ordered the firm to pay more than $323,000 in restitution for over 12,000 trades executed on its ML BondMarket platform.
After Fidelity warned that a fiduciary standard could have harmful ramifications, one reader has responded that "Wall Street is unleashing its attack dogs" to try to stop important new guidelines.
As RIAs compete with wirehouses and banks for the best talent, here are some things to keep in mind as you recruit top advisors.
The Insured Retirement Institute announced Wednesday that the IRI Marketing Summit was canceled due to winter storm Saturn.
Most advisors thinks they know everything they need to know about social media, but how saavy are you? Take this quiz and find out.
KeyCorp will sell its investment management arm, Victory Capital Management and its broker dealer affiliate, Victory Capital Advisers, to a group led by Victory’s senior management.
Clients expect 24/7 attention from their financial advisor, and advisors need to find the right technology tools to streamline their process while still managing to enjoy their life, home, hobbies and family.
To attract more independent advisors to its Windows 8 platform, Microsoft is in the process of developing complete “advisor in a box” solutions for RIAs.
Advisors don’t care about how technology platforms integrate, they just want something that is simple to use.
When Frank Patzke, the president of Guidant Wealth Advisors, met Barry Mulholland, an assistant professor at Texas Tech University, while waiting on line for lunch at last year’s Technology Tools for Today conference, neither had any idea how a chance encounter would shape Patzke’s business and Mulholland’s curriculum.
“If you want to make a client uncomfortable, you should ask them for a referral,” Thomas Fross, the CEO of Platinum Advisor Strategies, said at the Platinum Top Producers Boot Camp.
With the new office, the Ric Edelman-owned wealth management firm now has 32 offices in 13 states.
This year, Duran said the company plans to aggressively expand its business model, and its brand -- aiming to look more like Starbucks and less like rivals HighTower and Dynasty Financial.
As advisors wait to see whether they'll be regulated by the SEC or FINRA, the SEC announced that its enforcement director, Robert Khuzami, will leave the agency.