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Retirement specialists have outsized influence in adviser-sold DC market
Plan sponsors have turned to experts as they've recognized the full scope of their responsibility with respect to DC plans.
RIAs join brokers in promoting securities-backed lending
The practice is growing quickly even beyond wirehouses, but some are concerned about the risks and conflicts of interest.
Pershing CEO: RIA growth outpacing B-Ds
Ron DeCicco expects the RIA channel to continue growing while regulatory pressures and higher expenses weigh down broker-dealers.
RCAP, Pershing locked in negotiations over clearing agreement
RCS Capital has plenty of leverage as it negotiates with the clearing giant, but millions of dollars hang in the balance. More: The latest clearing and custody trends
Pershing affiliate Albridge in major update to wealth reporting platform
Newly integrated platform includes reporting tools and data management services.
Finally, an Advisor Center iPad app; Boulevard R introduces RetiremapHQ.com; New version of Adhesion
A lot of positive developments probably went unnoticed early this month by advisers due to the catastrophe caused by Hurricane Sandy.
LPL adviser Waldron going- but not gone
A big-time adviser affiliated with LPL Financial LLC said last week that he is taking $1.2 billion in custodial assets elsewhere but is working to stick with the firm's latest technology and research offerings.
BDOs serve as rainmakers
In the battle to raise assets and expand their client base, some advisory firms particularly larger ones are turning to business development officers.
Dealing with the little guy
It is a question with which every financial advisory firm must grapple: what to do with clients who aren't profitable or are barely profitable?
Advisers struggle to add clients
Here is the good news: Most financial advisory firms are making more money than they were before the recession. The bad news is that they continue to struggle to find new clients.
Talking Points: When a growing firm decides it's time to make the next move
Pershing's Mark Tibergien discusses the challenegs and benefits with mergeres and acquisitions.
TD snags former Pershing executive Jim Dario
Jim Dario, the former head of sales at Pershing Advisor Solutions, has joined TD Ameritrade Institutional as managing director of product management and head of strategy, the company announced last week.
Networking: Pershing plumps up trust lineup
Pershing LLC has added two independent trust companies to its existing network of outside providers.BOK Financial of Tulsa, Okla., and Rapid City, S.D.-based Independent Trust Company of America have joined Pershing's Trust Network referral program, which gives Pershing's broker-dealer
Pershing aims to check 'check-and-app'
Custodian looking to eliminate mailing of checks to mutual funds, insurance companies; other tech rollouts in the works, too
Pershing platform offers 529s
America's largest clearing firm is making it easier for financial advisers to open and manage Section 529 college savings plans.