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 U.S. probe into how Morgan Stanley client information ended up for sale on the Internet is examining whether a financial advisor was targeted by hackers after he took data from the bank, two people briefed on the inquiry said. more »
President Obama has proposed payroll taxes be reshuffled so the portion that pays for the disability fund would be increased by nine-tenths of a percentage point, but Republican lawmakers want changes to address Social Security's overall financial health. more »
Following the success of her latest album and landing three Grammy nominations this year, the megastar's net worth is in the untold millions. With a Merrill Lynch advisor for a father, it begs the question: who is advising the pop star? more »