Fintech Firm Acquisitions Continue, Stirring Advisor Concerns
Guide Financial, which counted among its advisors Esther Stearns, former head of Nestwise -- a now-shuttered LPL venture aimed at middle-class clients -- is the latest technology provider to be acquired.
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Genworth Financial jumped in early trading after losses at the long-term care unit were narrower than some analysts had expected. more »
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