Articles Published 2/2015


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Why I disagree with Don Trone's characterization of Obama's fiduciary stance as 'punitive'

The essential component of fiduciary duty -- loyalty -- is what separates the advisor from the salesperson, according to fellow fiduciary advocate Ron Rhoades

February 27, 2015 — 12:06 AM UTC

Why Obama and the DOL are all wet when it comes to the proposed fiduciary rule

Stress the carrot and not the stick in formulating a rule that will get real results, says a fiduciary maven

February 26, 2015 — 5:54 PM UTC

Mark Casady settles the question of whether LPL will start its own robo-advisor

In the wake of the aborted NestWise effort and a quieter robo rollout by his firm, the LPL Financial CEO doesn't buy the economics of the opportunity

February 26, 2015 — 12:15 AM UTC

How Sheryl Garrett got a hush-hush invitation from President Obama and how she pierced the fog about putting clients first

The Arkansas RIA booked a flight to DC with no explanation to colleagues

February 25, 2015 — 8:37 PM UTC

Are negative yields for US bonds on the horizon?

European countries' less-than-zero club is becoming a popular one. Could it happen here in the States?

February 25, 2015 — 7:00 PM UTC

As President Obama takes the gloves off, pro-broker groups throw up 'sledgehammer' response

After a lot of waiting around FSI calls this news 'the real thing'

February 24, 2015 — 8:31 PM UTC

Wealthfront throws engineering at its large-account 'problem'

The Palo Alto-based automated money manager addresses tax slippage from transfers of HNW accounts to its website

February 23, 2015 — 8:39 PM UTC

Orion signs on three $1 billion-plus RIAs on its even-keeled Omaha reputation then rocks its own boat with a sale to Boston firm

Pinnacle Advisory Group, Brouwer & Janachowski, HK Financial Services bought Orion for scaling and nervously accept that it made its own scaling move

February 20, 2015 — 8:51 PM UTC

On strength of $1.4 billion of AUM and 90 RIA clients, Betterment raises $60 million of VC funding as it looks to disrupt RIA custody

The New York City-based robo added $1 billion in 11 months and (sources say) has bigtime RIAs contemplating it as a primary platform, CEO Jon Stein says

February 19, 2015 — 2:01 PM UTC

Schwab tells the SEC its robo-advisor has a 30 basis-point fee and big-time cash allocations held by Schwab Bank

The Schwab Intelligent Portfolios ADV says as much as 30% of clients assets are being sent to Schwab Bank

February 18, 2015 — 7:59 PM UTC

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