Articles Published 12/2011


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Merrill Lynch unveils changes to broker compensation

LPL, Schwab, TD, and RIAs are poised to reap a windfall as Bank of America says no thanks to the $250,000 set

December 30, 2011 — 1:44 PM UTC

Top 10 ways financial advisers can 'market smarter' -- and enjoy it more in 2012

Developing a niche clientele will broaden, not narrow, your client base and can make your practice more profitable and pleasurable

December 30, 2011 — 3:38 AM UTC

Three items of RIA interest

Fidelity study shows 70% of recent widows fire their advisors, Commonwealth and embattled PIEtech strike a deal and Modera Wealth brings aboard a senior planning specialist

December 29, 2011 — 4:13 PM UTC

The state of the 2011 investment landscape and how it bodes for 2012

We're still nursing a long-term hangover from 2008 but there are some stealthy signs of recovery

December 29, 2011 — 4:10 PM UTC

Early adopters of social media, RIAs are growing disenchanted with its power to drum up new business

Advisors must become better marketers before they can optimize social media, experts say

December 29, 2011 — 4:08 PM UTC

An East Coast editor travels to the Bay Area to see the RIABiz team in action

In which your correspondent sees the day-to-day operations of RIABiz, not to mention a coyote

December 29, 2011 — 3:59 PM UTC

Fidelity and Schwab donor-advised funds boast banner years

An up-trend in the markets has fueled giving to the charitable vehicles -- and RIAs are reaping some of the benefits

December 28, 2011 — 2:55 PM UTC

Braving 'garden leave' vagaries, Glenmede ramps up New York office by luring managing director from U.S. Trust

How much of the $1.5 billion in assets Jonathan Stanley oversaw will follow him to Glenmede is up in the air due to U.S. Trust's 60-day policy and other factors

December 23, 2011 — 2:23 PM UTC

RIABiz counts down to Christmas in Maine, Oregon, Indiana, New York, Seattle and San Anselmo, CA

We're wrapping up our reviews of 2011, drinking egg nog and occupying an RIA

December 23, 2011 — 2:02 AM UTC

How some RIAs are starting to end up with Raymond James as their custodian

Five are joining RJ from a Buffalo, NY B-D that is closing its doors after 80 years

December 22, 2011 — 4:01 PM UTC

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