RIABiz

News, Vision & Voice for the Advisory Community

RIABiz

Articles published 8/2010


Headline

Publish date


Mike Durbin: WealthCentral eliminates a major difficulty in breaking away

Fidelity wins converts to WealthCentral, but most of its advisors have yet to make the switch

The giant technology project is behind Fidelity's schedule but ahead of one analyst's expectations

August 31, 2010 – 12:53 PM

Summer's last gasp: Advocates for advisors and broker-dealers were putting in long days to prepare comments on the fiduciary standard to send to the SEC's Mary Schapiro and the other commissioners.

Old foes in the fiduciary debate join new battle to sway SEC's six-month study

Advocates were working down to the wire to submit comments by the end of yesterday

August 31, 2010 – 5:31 AM

Craig Morningstar: If you’re considering a change, seek solutions that deliver better profits, not just payout.

Contrasting two breakaways: one a success story, one a cautionary tale

One broker lost 30% of his book. What can you do to avoid that fate?

August 30, 2010 – 4:24 AM

Look for RIABiz coverage of a major study on the industry Wednesday. Also to come: an in-depth look at a big custodian's technology investment.

What articles are brewing at RIABiz

A sweeping RIA study and big RIA technology are in our spotlights

August 30, 2010 – 4:24 AM

Fred St. Laurent: One way to separate the wheat from the chaff when it comes to recruiters is to ask about the Broker Protocol.

How financial advisors should manage the record deluge of recruiter phone calls

Plus, how RIA firms can tell if they're retaining the right person to find candidates

August 27, 2010 – 2:00 AM

Bernie Clark: Complicated markets make clear the need for 'prudent, objective, and personalized' guidance from RIAs.

The nine things Schwab's new study shows about how big RIAs are managing client assets

Inflation fears have evaporated and advisor attitudes toward cash investments are bipolar

August 26, 2010 – 3:58 AM

Joe Burris: Banks that create products oriented at RIAs report that this is the fastest-growing segment of their structured products business in the United States.
August 26, 2010 – 3:58 AM

Denise Voigt Crawford: Advisors who haven't had an SEC audit recently -- or ever -- should expect an examiner's knock on the door soon after they switch to state oversight.
August 25, 2010 – 12:56 PM

Ben Bernanke's popularity with advisors stays steady in turbulent markets

9 things worth knowing from Schwab's newest advisor study

Social media is not catching on with big advisors but alternative investments are

August 25, 2010 – 12:50 PM

Having been through the integration of U.S. Trust into Bank of America and then watching the beginning of Merrill Lynch’s acquisition, Stacey Reinhart predicts continuing instability, which she says is bound to hurt clients.

U.S. Trust advisor joins an RIA after surviving the firm's sale to Bank of America

Stacey Reinhart joins Emerson Investment Management to get back to basics

August 24, 2010 – 5:48 AM

Jennifer Nealson: I believe this was a differentiator for us.

How two big RIAs convinced two service providers to shift course on technology

Trust Company of America and Adhesion Wealth both listened to advisors with special requests

August 24, 2010 – 5:45 AM

Kevin Crowe: We think it's a real game changer

SEI turns a big corner but Genworth is still the big asset gatherer

The top TAMP finally shows positive inflows after attracting double last year's new advisors

August 23, 2010 – 7:54 AM

The RIABiz partners are very rarely in the same place at the same time; in fact, this is our first real team photo!

Notes from the RIABiz one-year anniversary party

The spirit of the RIA Business was strong at this backyard event

August 23, 2010 – 7:13 AM

Tim Killgoar: The conversations I’ve had [with FAs] – they like the fact we’re going to help them out.

Raymond James seeks to raise client experience without raising advisor hackles

The job of Tim Killgoar is to have the corporation have its own positive relationship to end clients -- without infringing on its financial advisors

August 20, 2010 – 5:09 AM

Barnaby Grist: He will bolster the already-impressive resources that we offer to help our advisors develop and strengthen their client relationships.

Cetera finds talent again at Schwab to fill national sales director position

Barnaby Grist taps former colleague Mark Palmer for big job

August 20, 2010 – 1:42 AM

RiaBiz Archives

RIABiz Directory

The Industry Sourcebook for RIAs

   |    LISTING


RIABiz Directory sponsored by:

Directory Sponsor Logo