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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.
Top executive to depart Wells Fargo Financial Network
Wells Fargo Advisors Financial Network, the bank's independent channel with more than 1,150 advisers, is shaking up its top management. The firm, which is known as FiNet, plans to consolidate its two regional director positions into one, according to people familiar with the matter. Ronald M.
LinkedIn vs. recruiters A story by reporter Joyce Hanson about how broker-dealers are increasingly bypassing recruiters by turning to LinkedIn to fill openings for advisers drew a strong response from readers. Some believe that the social-media website is tailor-made for businesses to locate
Four recruiting trends for 2014
As we close the books on 2013, most firms have long since set their recruiting goals for 2014. In the process, many have asked where our team saw transitioning advisers moving in 2014.
How to use CPAs to attract new business
Though the trend of CPAs seeking financial advisory licenses does exist, many successful CPAs believe partnering with top financial advisers is their best way to bring optimum services to their clients.
Royal Alliance lures adviser team managing $150M
The New York-based trio works with more than 2,000 clients and plans to grow
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February 27, 2014