Registered Investment Advisers (RIA)
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Looking for middle ground in a fiduciary solution
Problems with one standard for brokers and advisers are voiced at a fiduciary summit.
Advisers struggle to make acquisitions work
In the wake of acquisitions, only about 25% of advisers were “very satisfied” with buying another adviser's book of business, according to a new survey.
How much is an RIA acquisition really worth?
Strong growth and future prospects are just two things that make an RIA acquisition candidate more valuable.
RIA industry still waiting for perfect storm to drive M&A activity
Markets are up and acquirers are on the prowl, but industry consolidation isn't spiking, says Schwab.
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Find out what the adviser behind one the largest independent wealth firms is seeking out of a manager.
The Fed should raise rates, but it won't
Breakfast with Benjamin: The Fed should raise rates but... Plus: Financial advisers turn to options investing; the French government calls it quits; the SEC goes after asset-backed bonds; another Obamacare surprise; and what is really the most important meal of the day
BofA settlement comes back to bite homeowners
On today's Breakfast with Benjamin menu: BofA settlement bites homeowners. Plus: Warren Buffett feels compliance pain; a mortgage shop tries financial advice; fewer stocks participating in the bull market run; and stocks that could benefit from the ALS ice-bucket challenge.
Hedge funds jumping into Puerto Rico muni bonds
Today's Breakfast with Benjamin on hedge funds owning $16 billion in Puerto Rican muni bond debt, the scary similarities between advisers and psychics, why deep-water drilling looks like a bargain, and more.
Custodians ranked by number of RIA custody clients
FirmAddressCity, State ZipPhoneWebsiteHead of RIA custody business2014 # of clients% change vs. 20132014 assets under custody% changeMinimum assets of advisersSchwab Advisor Services211 Main St.San Francisco, CA 94105(877) 687-4085www.advisorservices.schwab.com Bernie Clark (executive vice ...
Bill Gross disciple takes down the 'Bond King'
This edition of Breakfast with Benjamin covers Bill Gross getting beaten at his own game, the SEC's focus on liquid alt funds, Obama's attack on corporate inversions, and more.
Lawsuit against Financial Engines a red flag for plan sponsors
Patent infringement claims against Financial Engines means plan sponsors should be vigilant and ready to reassure plan participants.
What last week's junk bond selloff means for stocks
Today's Breakfast with Benjamin looks at the impact of the junk bond selloff, Morningstar's approach to nontraditional bond funds, how higher rates will ripple across the economy, and much more.
Dilbert creator cracks wise on financial advisers
Breakfast with Benjamin: Goldman Sachs expects stock and bonds to go their separate ways. Plus: Scott Adams takes on advisers; Putin tosses the sanctions into Obama's court; the Treasury builds a cash stockpile; home-equity loans facing wave of defaults; and can we blame IPOs for last week's market
Global markets feeling pressure from increased geopolitical risks
On today's Breakfast with Benjamin menu, global markets feel the pressure of an uptick in geopolitical risk, as oil prices move higher. Plus notes on where to go when volatility rises, and more.
Private bank to acquire $4.3B RIA, creating $9B wealth management monster
Boston Private Bank is paying $60M for Florida RIA Banyan Partners, a $4.3B firm, creating a new wealth management behemoth.