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 complaint that Schorsch instructed ARCP executives to shift numbers in the companys second-quarter results to cover up errors from the first quarter is part of a defamation suit against ARCP, Schorsch and former ARCP Chief Executive David Kay, according to The Wall Street Journal. more »
From the family feud that rocked Nicholas Schorsch's REIT and IBD empires to LPL's regulatory lapses and a wealth management crisis sparked by a CEO's private fund, the advisory industry had a healthy share of lowlights in 2014. Here are some of the most memorable. more »
From the breakthrough performance of 'robo advisors' to Schorsch's big grab, the advisory industry has seen major changes in 2014. Here's a look at the most important events and trends pushing the industry forward this year. more »