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Financial industry groups oppose adding exam scores to BrokerCheck
Both SIFMA and FSI cautious about Finra proposal to strengthen its database.
A four-way duel among robo-adviser biz models: Which is best?
Breaking down the big categories of online financial advice including what they offer and how much it costs.
Too much of a good thing? What to do when clients are addicted to wealth
When the need to accumulate money becomes an investor's sole preoccupation, chances are it is a case of "wealth addiction." Find out how advisers have steered clients back from the brink to healthier lifestyles.
How to use your hobbies to master client prospecting
Prospecting from your passions can unify and engage what you enjoy with your profession.
Finra gets arbitration process back on track in Puerto Rico
After several months of deliberations, Finra has expanded its pool of arbitrators and is ready to move forward with the hundreds of complaints related to collapses in Puerto Rico bond funds. That doesn't necessarily mean smooth sailing.
Wells Fargo eyes acquisitions as profits rise
Coming off a 41% rise in quarterly profits in its wealth unit, Wells Fargo could be interested in an acquisition. Mason Braswell reports.
Merrill Lynch's Thiel: Fee transparency key to restoring trust
If the industry hopes to build trust, clients have to understand what they're paying, executive tells crowd at conference in New York.
Billion-dollar teams inch into indie market
With improvements in technology and compensation models, independent firms are narrowing the gap in the competition for the biggest talent on Wall Street.
Tech-savvy young planners band together to share the wealth
'FP Hackers' brainstorm issues facing new businesses — and even refer clients to one another
Brokers face challenges in originating mortgages
More financial advisers are becoming licensed mortgage loan originators as full-service brokerage firms look to be one-stop shops for wealthy investors, but some regulatory gray areas are causing concern.
UBS, Merrill push to keep bond fund hearings in Puerto Rico
In confidential meeting, firms' attorneys oppose allowing arbitration cases to be heard in Southeast venues.
Why the client segmentation model is outdated and should be replaced
Client segmentation may make business sense, but it defies common client-servicing sense
Account opening is No. 1 tech concern: Survey
Beacon finds 'client onboarding' has replaced social-media archiving as brokers' biggest technology challenge.
Who's afraid of the bad big bank?
If you've got at least $100 million in net worth, the folks at Wells Fargo would like to put on a show for you and your heirs.
Newborn Lebenthal RIA triples its assets but expects more to come
Lebenthal Holdings stands to triple the size of its new wealth management unit with the acquisition of the business of two Morgan Stanley brokers. But that's just the beginning, if CEO Frank Campanale has his way.
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February 27, 2014