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Advisers can add 3 percentage points to clients' net returns
Vanguard study details five investment practices that can boost portfolios.
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,”
Woodbury Financial Services promotes Rick Fergesen to president and CEO
Broker-dealer had sought a new chief since Pat McEvoy resigned in December.
Advisers eyeing Pimco carefully in wake of upheaval
Advisers are anxiously watching to see if the fund giant's recent management upheaval masks broader problems that could impact performance. Few are cutting and running. Yet.
J.P. Morgan adds six advisers with $1.2 billion
J.P. Morgan Securities recruits come from Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Bernstein and UBS.
Cantor Fitzgerald makes big splash in wealth management with First Commonwealth deal
Renowned trading firm strikes a deal to acquire a bank-owned RIA with more than $2 billion in assets. And it's not finished. Here's what Cantor is looking for.
5 things to consider when making promises to clients
While on a recent flight from San Diego to Denver, I came across an article in Spirit Magazine about a website, BecauseISaidIWould.com . The 28-year old founder, Alex Sheen, started this nonprofit in memory of his father, to inspire others to make (and keep!) promises that better humanity. This got
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
Merrill Lynch nabs $400M team from Morgan Stanley
Bank of America Merrill Lynch has snapped up a former Morgan Stanley duo who oversaw some $400 million in assets. The two advisers, Michael Bromberg and Daniel Gerschel, have joined Merrill Lynch's New York office. They previously produced about $1 million in revenue while at Morgan Stanley,
Targeting CPAs for referrals requires careful approach
Advisers looking to build relationships with accounting professionals should take a deliberate approach and recognize that right now — as certified public accountants are gearing up for their busiest days of tax season — is probably not the ideal time to request a first meeting. Instead, advisers
Raymond James taps client associates for next generation
Firm launches training program designed to bring its registered service associates up through the ranks.
Reflections on the glass ceiling: Why haven't we broken through?
After three decades, the metaphor has become cliché. But the underlying concepts of inequity and exclusion associated with the glass ceiling are still evident across most industries.
Oh, snow! But advisers use tech to keep business humming
Like many financial advisers in the Southeastern United States this week, Jennifer and Phil Calandra closed the doors to their Atlanta-based advisory firm on Wednesday and Thursday and operated from their home. “When you live in Georgia, to see any snow is mindboggling,” Ms. Calandra said. She said
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.
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February 27, 2014