Articles Published 3/2012


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In his first big move in his new job as TD's RIA chief, Tom Nally picks the replacement for his old one

Peter Dorsey is ex-Fidelity and ex-Bear Stearns but also a real veteran of the TD sales staff

March 30, 2012 — 4:01 PM UTC

Two advisors debate the financial viability of serving as a fiduciary to small accounts amid DOL's new rules

Larry Steinberg expresses big doubts but Jeff McClure sees advisors wedging in like Ace Hardware amid Home Depot and Lowe's

March 30, 2012 — 6:09 AM UTC

J.D. Power and Associates hints strongly at wirehouse deficiencies as it puts Commonwealth Financial and Raymond James on a pedestal

The two firms ranked one and two for independent advisor satisfaction among financial investment firms; Schwab is third in the employee-advisor category

March 29, 2012 — 10:34 PM UTC

Is Hartford Financial's market exit a death knell for the annuity crowd or just more Hartford haplessness?

SunAmerica, John Hancock and Hartford are all in retreat mode but trade groups say aggregated industry sales are still solid

March 29, 2012 — 5:32 AM UTC

How Washington Wealth is using a million-dollar carrot to lure centers of massive wirehouse influence

The Virginia-based firm is surpassing its growth targets by going way up the ladder for recruits

March 28, 2012 — 4:46 AM UTC

Gus Fleites joins an Oregon venture with a plan to revolutionize the 401(k) business

The former president of State Street Global Advisors' fund business is joining Darwin Abrahamson at Invest n Retire to accelerate ETF proliferation in DC accounts

March 28, 2012 — 4:25 AM UTC

Breaking away from Merrill with $1 billion of assets, a HighTower RIA returns to scoop up $200 million more

The advisors were on separate teams so Pagnato-Karp Group tested the waters then gave the all-clear signal to Charles Holt

March 27, 2012 — 4:07 AM UTC

What went down at Barron's Top Independent Advisors Summit in the Arizona desert

Many of the biggest and best RIA stars showed up and put Bernie Clark, Mike Durbin, Tom Nally, Mark Tibergien, Bill Dwyer, Charles Goldman and Barnaby Grist in one room

March 26, 2012 — 3:31 PM UTC

Where RIAs should draw the line in rewarding clients for referrals

By expressing your gratitude in a tangible form, you run the risk of turning your client into a solicitor

March 26, 2012 — 5:50 AM UTC

Fidelity goes deep dish on marketing in Chicago with 25 advisors -- including how to make bios more punchy and casual

A hard-charging 86-year-old advisor and a Twitter-savvy 28-year-old were among the kaleidoscope of characters who showed up

March 23, 2012 — 3:20 PM UTC

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