Articles Published 12/2013


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LPL's newest two recruits and their $4.3 billion of AUA show why RIAs can no longer call the 403(b) market sleepy

The flourishing market is a giant growth engine for a Troy, Mich.-based RIA that has its sights set on national growth

December 31, 2013 — 4:08 PM UTC

The 10 biggest threats to the RIA business heading into 2014

The fiduciary planning model is taking shots from every angle but the jugular looks inaccessible

December 27, 2013 — 11:02 PM UTC

Christmas comes early in Maine and a veterinarian reminds our family of the highest professional conduct

Simba was set for her 'appointment' but it was too soon for our hearts and the dog doctor's, too

December 27, 2013 — 4:32 AM UTC

How Schwab is calling out wirehouses with its 'accountability' blitz and what collateral effects could hit RIAs

Chuck's new money-back guarantee sends a 'shot across the bow' to wirehouses but Schwab RIAs won't be untouched

December 26, 2013 — 5:17 PM UTC

Fidelity's new research unlocks women by fixating on -- men -- but elicits an 'ahem' from a big RIA client

As part of its gender efforts, the Boston giant has crafted a quiz -- one that strikes United Capital's Joe Duran as suspiciously familiar

December 23, 2013 — 5:48 AM UTC

Ric Edelman tells how he succeeds in advice's Death Valley -- online investing

For one thing the RIA maestro with $18 billion of advised asset charges full boat and people are an option

December 20, 2013 — 7:57 AM UTC

10 most-read RIABiz stories of 2013 and why you couldn't resist them

This year's potpourri includes young Horatio Algers, aged Cassandras, irate investors and a professor with the 401(k) industry in his sights

December 18, 2013 — 9:12 PM UTC

LPL Financial gets beyond the halfway-house model to compete with Schwab, Fidelity for advisors that are wholly RIAs

The big broker-dealer is making moves that do not discriminate against, may in fact favor, pure RIAs, but hybrid habits die hard, skeptics say

December 17, 2013 — 9:55 PM UTC

How the SEC has pulled a vanishing act, looking the other way while brokers with flimsy pretenses hold themselves out as trusted advisors

The federal keeper of the standards has stopped battling brokers from calling themselves 'wealth managers', advertising 'trust' or looking the other way on principal trades

December 17, 2013 — 8:05 PM UTC

How Barney Frank and Chris Dodd surprised me after I got them aside for one-on-one chats

The namesakes for Dodd-Frank invest personally through Morgan Stanley and Merrill Lynch and seem to be oblivious about why that may not be in their best interests -- though I tried to explain it to Barney Frank

December 17, 2013 — 7:27 PM UTC

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