Time to Ramp Up Digital Tools a la Northwestern Mutual
Traditional firms must boost their digital wealth management tools or risk being overrun by those that already do.
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Northwestern Mutual, the nation's second-largest life insurance company, is buying LearnVest, an online financial planning start-up founded in 2009. more »
Affiliated Advisors Group, which manages approximately $600 million in assets, will operate as an OSJ branch within Royal Alliance, part of the AIG Advisor Group network. more »
John Lipari and Richard Ribek say they chose Raymond James' "client-first culture." more »
Two wirehouse advisors generating almost $1.7 million jumped to Steward Partners, an independent firm affiliated with Raymond James Financial Services. more »
If regulators can't tell the cultural differences between wirehouses and independent RIAs, Bob Veres has put together a few survey questions they can use. more »
LPL's "lagging earning results" led the company's compensation committee to cut Mark Casady's bonus by 40%. But Casady also got $6 million in stock options. more »
A FINRA arbitration panel also orders the expungement of the advisor's termination records. more »
The heads of the employee and independent advisory channels will report to Ameriprise CEO Jim Cracchiolo when Don Froude steps down as president of the firm's Personal Advisor Group. more »
Behind the scenes, tension was building in the executive suite, according to insiders. And Moore's departure appears to have been the result of an internal rivalry with the man who replaced him as president. more »
A wealth manager has been hit with 14 customer disputes since entering the industry in 2005, FINRA records show. more »
It's 'not what I would consider to be planning,' said RCS Capital CEO Michael Weil during a Citi Asset Management Investors Conference in New York. more »
Yes and no, experts say. But it's a thorny issue given that many IBD advisors consider themselves fiduciaries and do most of their business through RIAs. more »
The review is likely to start with broker-dealers and their platforms; It will coincide with a second, more targeted phase of the commission's cybersecurity sweep. more »
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