Buying or Selling Your Practice? Go With the Right 'Fit'
Brad Bueermann of FP Transitions says you should go with the right fit when buying or selling an advisory business.
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"Any effort to put broker-dealers and advisors into the same box is probably not going to work," says a former deputy director of the SEC's Division of Investment Management. more »
Sales and advice should be separated by law, because there’s a clear difference between true "fiduciary" practices and those of the brokerage industry, Fiduciary Institute says. more »
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FINRA has promoted one of its own to head the regulator's disciplinary unit, but still has no replacement for Linda Fienberg's other role as head of arbitrations. more »
The financial services sector as a whole is chasing short-term gains and in the process saddling investors with the costs of higher trading volumes and often not acting in their best interests, says Vanguard founder John Bogle. more »
Regulators have been clamping down on auditors of broker-dealers in recent years in response to the lack of meaningful audits of Bernard Madoff’s investment firm and other scandals uncovered during the financial crisis. more »
Wirehouse advisors managing more than $1.1 billion in assets have moved over to Wells Fargo. more »
In a two-week period, Ameriprise has recruited five advisors managing more than $600 million. more »
HighTower recruited a Merrill Lynch advisor team managing $440 million in assets. more »
If you're not focusing your time and attention on the people who add the most value to your firm, you're getting it wrong. more »
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