Ultrahigh-net-worth investors can have complex needs. That's why Abbot Downing, Wells Fargo's group serving investors with $50 million or more, has family historians and psychologists on staff.
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.
To understand the SRO debate, it helps to put it in context. Brian Hamburger and Dan Bernstein discuss how brokers and advisors became so close in investors' eyes.