Do Solo Advisors Have a Future? The industry has largely moved to a team model, but some advisors may finish out their careers as 'bachelors,' says John Taft, CEO of RBC's U.S. wealth management division.
RIA Leaders: Top 20 Firms for 2015 Over the years, Financial Planning has been striving to make the annual RIA Leaders list ever more rigorous, weeding out advisory firms that take commission, have registered reps, are owned by big stakeholders. This years ranking calls out the most successful independent, fee-only players who have been able to say no to the big offers -- at least so far.
A group of ultrawealthy Citigroup clients clamoring for big returns on U.S. real estate have entered into funding commitments for a new commercial and multifamily development on Sunset Boulevard in West Hollywood, Calif. It is one of several co-investment projects the firm is offering through its private bank. more »
Frank Campanale, CEO of Lebenthal Wealth Advisors and a former executive at Smith Barney, spells out the key elements in firm's growth plans and recruiting strategy: brand, equity stakes and passion. more »
Deutsche Bank AG, the German lender that has pledged to improve controls after criticism from regulators, hired Elizabeth J. Ford from Goldman Sachs Group Inc. as head of compliance for the Americas. more »