Adviser Activity

Advisers on the Move

A hub that tracks teams of advisers and brokers changing firms

Deal Tracker

Notable mergers and acquisitions in the financial advisory space


Events to look out for in 2013

Adviser Partners

Clearing firms

A ranking of clearing firms based on the number of their broker-dealer clients


A ranking of custodians determined by the number of their RIA custody clients.

Trade organizations

Major trade associations in the financial advisory space

CFP Board programs

A list of colleges and universities with a financial-planning curriculum that satisfies CFP Board's education requirement


B-D Data Center

Recruitment and financial data on more than 100 independent broker-dealers

Fallen B-Ds

A list of independent broker-dealer exits from March 2010 to the present

Insurance providers recommended by B-Ds

The insurance providers that independent broker-dealers most frequently recommend

National and regional brokerages

A directory of the major full-service brokerage firms.

Technology platforms used by IBDs

The most popular software products among independent broker-dealers

Clearing firms used by B-Ds

A list of the largest clearing firms, ranked by the number of their broker-dealer clients

Wirehouses: The brokerage behemoths

The latest staffing and production information on the largest brokerage firms

Investment Data


A ranking of the largest life insurance companies and a directory of long-term care carriers

Most affluent U.S. counties

U.S. counties ranked by income per capita, household income and job earnings

Real estate

Rankings of listed and nonlisted real estate investment trusts

Mutual funds

Rankings of the best- and worst-performing funds by category and by sector

Exchange-traded funds

The latest rankings of the lowest-cost and best-performing ETFs

529 plans

The largest section 529 college savings plans, ranked by net assets

Separately managed accounts

By market, ranked by fourth-quarter returns

Variable annuities

Rankings of the leading participating variable annuity issuers

Registered Investment Advisers

Custodians used by RIAs

A ranking of custodians used by the number of RIA custody clients

Wealthiest states

States with the most assets managed by fee-only registered investment advisers

Broker-dealer RIAs

Ranked by total assets under management

RIA Data Center

An interactive rankings tool providing access to key information on fee-only registered investment advisers

Technology and Social Media

Most popular tech products

The software products used by most advisers

Tech Directory

A directory of software products for advisers and their integration information

Technology platforms

The most popular software products among independent broker-dealers

Advisers and social media

Results of a survey on advisers' use of social media.

InvestmentNews Readership Surveys

Retirement income

The results of an InvestmentNews survey disclose advisers' strategies for creating retirement income plans for clients

Women and investing

The results of an InvestmentNews survey show the profile of a "typical" female client and the differences between male and female advisers' clientele

What advisers think of 529 plans

The results of an InvestmentNews survey disclose how advisers recommend and use 529 plans

Advisers and regulation

The results of an InvestmentNews survey reveal advisers' thoughts on SEC regulations affecting the financial advisory industry

Industy Profiles & Adviser Opinions

This InvestmentNews survey paints a picture of today's advisers, their firms and clients, as well as their opinions on politics and regulation.

Technology trends

The results of an InvestmentNews survey reveal the most popular technology and software products with financial advisers

Advisers and social media

The results of an InvestmentNews survey illustrate advisers' use of social media both personally and professionally.