Do Solo Advisors Have a Future? The industry has largely moved to a team model, but some advisors may finish out their careers as 'bachelors,' says John Taft, CEO of RBC's U.S. wealth management division.
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.
Janus Global Unconstrained Bond Fund attracted an estimated $85.6 million in net new money in January, the lowest amount since Pacific Investment Managements former investment chief Bill Gross took over as manager in October. more »
The majority of money gathered by Grosss new fund at Janus Capital Group came from the same Morgan Stanley brokerage where his personal financial adviser works, according to the Wall Street Journal. more »
Pimco's biggest mutual fund had the worst year of client withdrawals in the history of fund management as the firm lost both of its co-chief investment officers, Bill Gross and Mohamed El-Erian. more »
Mutual conversions soared this year as mutual thrift executives sought to raise capital at the behest of investment bankers and others. With many of the biggest mutuals having converted this year, there may be a drop-off in conversions in 2015. more »