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.
Citigroup assets at its Asian wealth management businesses climbed to a record $251 billion at the end of May as U.S. and European banks have been seeking to boost their wealth businesses in Asia to tap rising affluence in economies from China to Southeast Asia. more »
Like the Postal Service, small banks must radically change their business model, expect more consolidations and mergers, focus on critical services and avoid relying on the U.S. government for help - it could make things worse. more »
Upstate New York banker John Buhrmaster discusses the regulatory challenges small banks face, his issues with big banks and why smaller banks need to take a serious look at charging more for the services they offer. more »