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RIA M&A deals picking up steam
Lot of discussions going on but commercial banks, insurance companies and international investors still on the sidelines.
The differences between NextGen and senior advisers
Survey results draw lines between the generations of advisers
Finding a young adviser for your team
Recruiting the next generation requires deliberate effort, and often outside help, but it helps firms stay ahead of the curve. Also: Our full Next Generation of Advisers special report
The big squeeze II: Rise of the mega-adviser
The big fish are rethinking and redefining what it means to provide financial guidance to a person's entire financial life. Are you going to take them on?
Fidelity teams with CFP Board on career center to bring students, firms together
In effort to boost next gen ranks, industry also needs to dispel 'Wolf of Wall St.' perception, Fidelity study finds.
Bridging the adviser generation gap to make succession planning work
Five ways to ensure successful business transitions between advisers old and young
3 major changes taking place in wealth management technology
A three-part transition from technology providers to integrated platform providers is occurring.
Advisers hop on mobile CRM trend
While still figuring out how to use mobility in their practices, advisers are indicating mobile CRMs are here to stay.
The latest data on technology at independent broker-dealers
A snapshot of tech spending and usage at IBDs
Tech employed as client service
Technology is often meant to improve efficiency, but see how one firm's focus on improving its tech has also improved client service.
Cybersecurity a major priority in independent broker-dealers' 2015 tech budgets
Preventing hack attacks is a big concern for independent broker-dealers heading into next year based on their planned technology spending.
Going paperless: Advice industry takes on challenge
In an industry notorious for documents and signatures, firms welcome chance to automate
Apple launches iPhone 6 with mobile payment app
Apple's unveiling of new technology and services is met with a mixed response from financial advisers.
Helping advisers unlock their full value
"Time is precious. So it is important to lead a meaningful life." This lesson was delivered with tremendous power to over 5,200 attendees at our firm's annual focus 2014 conference, held recently in San Diego for our clients, sponsors, employees and guests. The messengers on this occasion were Bob
Bank of America doubling down on Merrill Edge
The banking giant is hiring almost twice its current contingent of 1,700 to serve clients with less than $250,000 in investible assets.