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Thanks to a continued economic recovery, strong equity market performance, rising real estate values and record domestic oil production, wealth growth rates in the U.S. strongly outpaced global averages.
"We want to focus on what advisors can do to prepare for the next generation or two," says NAPFA chair Robert Gerstemeier.
Less than 1% of young people say they want financial services providers to contact them through social media, according to new research by BNY Mellon.
While Envestnet is a leader in turnkey platform services for advisors, observers say the company still faces a host of challenges and needs someone whom RIAs can relate to in the trenches.
The deal with Joseph Capital Management gives Modera a Florida presence plus tax and technology expertise.
One year later, Forbes' growth plans have been stymied by a difficult market for acquiring firms.
Discounted cash flow is the most important valuation method financial advisors can use, according to strategic consultant David DeVoe.
Scottrade is making a big bet that there is room in the booming RIA custodial market for another major player to compete against Charles Schwab, Fidelity, TD Ameritrade and Pershing.
Scarlett (Yuanyuan) Che, Rianka Dorsainvil and Phuong Luong will be honored for "working to encourage diversity in the financial planning profession and the population served."
David Lau, the longtime COO at Jefferson National Life Insurance -- which specializes in Monument Advisor, a flat-fee variable annuity sold to RIAs and fee-based advisors -- has left the company.
A paper that Hopewell published introduced stochastic modeling -- including the use of Monte Carlo simulations -- to the profession for the first time.
Michelle Smith explains the advantage of specializing in divorce planning.
Commonwealth's smaller size, private ownership and ability to provide scale for its nearly 1,500 advisors proved a better fit for the California hybrid firm.
RCS Capital, is acquiring another midsize independent broker-dealer, San Diego-based Girard Securities.
'Our main objective is organic growth,' says Larry Roth, chief executive of Cetera Financial Group.
Walk into any wealth management firm, and chances are there won't be any African-American advisors at all. What's causing the diversity gap - and how can the industry fix it?
'I think an entry by Schwab may be more of a threat to established advisors by putting even more downward pressure on fees,' says Grant Easterbrook, Corporate Insight analyst.
Increased operating expenses and higher than anticipated regulatory costs and fines contributed to a 4.4% drop in second-quarter net income at LPL Financial.
'There is a limited supply of top quality RIAs having the right stuff,' says M&A advisor David Selig. 'Suitors are clearly prepared to pay nine times cash flow or more for these gems.'
Daugs fraudulently misused client assets "to make loans to himself to buy a luxury vacation home and refinance a rare vintage automobile," according to the SEC.