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.
Focus partner firms managed $31 billion and advised on another $10 billion, according to their recent ADV filings -- considerably less than the $70 billion in "total client assets" the firm had previously publicized.
"You are the captain of your social media and marketing campaign," advisor Lynn Ballou told attendees at the Women Advisors Forum. Here are nine quick tips on how to make the most of your efforts. more »
The likelihood that a powerful tech innovator such as Google will enter the asset management space and upend the market has increasingly become a matter of concern and speculation within the financial industry. more »
HomeTrust Bank faced a legal challenge from HomeTown Bank after it entered southwestern Virginia. The now-resolved dispute serves as a reminder that banks must be aware of branding challenges when they enter new markets. more »