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Look beyond financial planning schools to find the next superstar
Advisers find successful hires in a swathe of academic disciplines, not just planning.
Advice business lags behind comparable careers in hiring women
Data show that old arguments about 'numbers' or 'selling' dissuading women from this career don't add up.
LPL's Derek Bruton resigns suddenly
Derek Bruton, in charge of the 13,600 reps and advisers at LPL Financial, has suddenly resigned. In an SEC filing, the company cited "concerns about Mr. Bruton's interactions with other employees."
How to explain your transition package to clients
After working with thousands of reps over the years, I don't believe this new regulation will deter unhappy financial advisers from moving to firms offering more opportunities for growth.
Wells Fargo adds Morgan Stanley advisers with $500 million
Wells Fargo Advisors has added three financial advisers who among them managed nearly $500 million in client assets at Morgan Stanley.
Closed doors at Finra hide the whole industry's shame
Finra's second diversity conference in New York on Tuesday featured a number of key industry speakers who touted the importance of recruiting, retaining and promoting more women and minorities in the industry. “Diversity is strength — even a group of best point guards cannot win a basketball game,”
Tuning in to adviser needs with ensemble practices
Ensemble and super ensemble practices are becoming the most popular choice of business model for independent advisers.
How to help minority financial planning students get jobs
Advisers can help the financial services industry boost its historically poor ethnic diversity even without making those hires themselves. Minority financial planning students need help polishing their communications skills, according to Luke Dean, director of William Paterson University's
The adviser of the future: 3 trends of tomorrow
The future of business is being determined at breakneck speed. Joe Duran says that the companies of tomorrow are tapping into a few deep-seated human desires today.
Emerging markets get more attractive by the day
Breakfast with Benjamin: Emerging markets getting more and more attractive. Plus: Bill Gross bounces back, the February buying opportunity, this isn't 1929, and Goldman manicures an apology for giving nail files to women.
Aren't Millennials afraid of the market?
No, but they have other things to spend money on – check back in 5 years.
One-third of advisers plan to exit business within a decade
Cerulli study: A succession partner is biggest hurdle for 32% of advisers eyeing retirement.
Erica McGinnis' big plans for Advisor Group are taking shape
Erica McGinnis has had three and a half months to settle into her new role as chief executive of Advisor Group, and her plans for building out the network of four independent broker-dealers — and making it more accommodating to women — are taking shape.
To attract advisers, broker-dealers need to find a value proposition that stands out
Small firms look to flexibility, succession planning and culture as key differentiators in recruiting.
Top RBC exec exits
Craig Gordon, the No. 2 executive at RBC Correspondent Services, has left the clearing firm.
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February 27, 2014