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Attracting new blood a challenge
With the decline in the ranks of financial advisers showing no signs of abating, large broker-dealers and individual investment advisers are faced with the stark challenge of figuring out how to bring fresh blood into the investment advice business.
Legal fallout, competition dog NFP as it seeks to go private
Just as it's preparing to go private with a sale to private-equity buyers, insurance broker and benefits roll-up firm National Financial Partners Corp. is facing hurdles created by its independent broker-dealer, NFP Advisor Services Group. First is the potential costly legal fallout from NFP
'This is a big deal': Bloomberg entering online advice market
Bloomberg is testing a premium online wealth management service targeted to the mass-affluent investor. Should you be worried?
RIAs bringing in new money: Study
Firms getting more of their growth from new and existing clients than from new advisers becoming RIAs
Fidelity Institutional Wealth Services to offer completely cloud-based desktop to RIAs
Offering will include office productivity applications in addition to the firm's WealthCentral platform.
BlackRock forming RIA council
The largest money manager in the world is turning to registered investment advisers for help.
Brightscope girds to release prices
Brightscope Inc.'s plan to disclose advisers' fee schedules could provide the public with a powerful tool to compare pricing, but it could also create more issues about questionable data for the online ranking service, which tracks advisers and retirement plans.
Company was born after the third bourbon
Founded in 2009 by brothers Mike and Ryan Alfred, and Dan Weeks, Brightscope Inc. provides an online ranking service that tracks advisers and retirement plans. On the adviser side, the company provides information on -performance, experience, certifications, fees and conduct. On the retirement plan
Relationship between Wall Street and independents grows
Big guns making inroads but it's not an easy task as winning trust is key to the holy grail.
$400M Merrill team starts firm
A $400 million Bank of America Merrill Lynch team, led by James Maher, has left to form a registered investment advisory firm, Archford Capital Strategies LLC.
Faith in advisers soared after financial crisis
The latest bull market? Believe it or not, financial advice. You can thank the 2008 financial crisis.
Technology blueprint for a typical RIA firm
The overwhelming success of the independent-adviser segment is transforming the financial services industry. With over $2 trillion in assets, independent registered investment advisers continue to be the fastest-growing segment and as a result are attracting investments by technology firms to
Why the in-crowd is outsourcing
Top-performing firms more likely to hire third-parties to handle some tech functions
Revenue split the same for advisers and reps: Survey
New research shows that investment advisers are just as dependent on commissions as wirehouse reps are. Why is this?
Breaking away: $400M Merrill team departs, forms RIA
A $400 million Merrill Lynch team, led by James Maher, left last week to form a new advisory firm, Archford Capital Strategies LLC. Based in Swansea, Ill., a suburb of St. Louis, the new firm also has an office in Creve Coeur, Mo. Joining Mr. Maher in the move were partners John Russo, chief
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