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Curian Capital's sudden exit creates a TAMP feeding frenzy

August 4, 2015

Curian Capital's unexpected announcement last week that it is closing shop at year-end has sent the $300 billion turnkey asset management platform space into a feeding frenzy, as competitors scramble to woo advisers currently working with the...

Is it time to jump into energy stocks?

August 4, 2015

If 13 weeks of falling energy-stock prices has you looking for an entry point, hold your fire. By most measures, the energy sector is still expensive As Curian Capital prepares to close up shop, competitors are swooping in to recruit advisers...

Ultrawealthy are fastest-growing client segment

June 15, 2015

Focusing on the wealthiest clients is paying off for wealth management firms as millionaires represent the fastest growing and most profitable segment of the financial advice market, according to a report from The Boston Consulting Group. The...

HighTower may be moving closer to an IPO

June 9, 2015

HighTower Advisors, a hybrid advisory firm whose trajectory has been closely followed as a barometer for success of the independent model, made a presentation last week on taking the firm public, according to sources who requested anonymity...

Pershing CEO: RIA growth outpacing B-Ds

June 4, 2015

Registered investment advisers are the strongest driver of growth for Pershing's clearing and custody business as regulation and higher costs continue to put pressure on broker-dealers, according to chief executive officer Ron DeCicco. “The...

How does adviser pay in your city stack up?

June 3, 2015

Note. Source for all data: 2013 InvestmentNews/Moss Adams Adviser Compensation & Staffing Study and the U.S. Department of Labor's Bureau of Labor Statistics. Bubble sizes are determined by Service Adviser compensation; values for all three...

The continuing growth of the RIA channel, by the numbers

May 31, 2015

Market appreciation alone doesn't explain the continuing growth of the RIA channel. Overall, there was a 21% increase in the total assets under management of all included firms in the InvestmentNews RIA Data Center, from $1.1 trillion at the...

The top RIAs pose strong competition to large brokerages

May 31, 2015

When Veritable founder Michael Stolper was working at Kidder Peabody & Co. in the early 1980s, he found that sometimes the best advice for clients was to do nothing. But that wasn't very lucrative, since his income depended on commissions. So...

InvestmentNews Research, BlackRock launch new study of “Elite” RIAs

May 28, 2015

New York, May 28, 2015 – With the business of providing financial advice fast evolving – presenting advisers with new service opportunities as well as urgent practice challenges – InvestmentNews Research, in partnership with BlackRock...

Cantor Wealth regroups following CEO's departure

April 29, 2015

After a year of slow recruiting and the recent departure of one of its founders, Cantor Fitzgerald Wealth Partners, the budding wealth arm of storied trading firm Cantor Fitzgerald & Co., is recalibrating and betting on a stronger second act....

Is adviser compensation rising in tandem with advisory firm revenues?

April 29, 2015

Our research studies have shown again and again that independent adviser compensation stacks up well against some of the best-paid professional careers. Two years ago, after the results were in from our 2013 InvestmentNews/Moss Adams Adviser...

CEO of Cantor's wealth unit to depart

April 16, 2015

Stanley Gregor, who joined Cantor Fitzgerald & Co. in 2013 to help the Wall Street firm branch out into wealth management and launch Cantor Fitzgerald Wealth Partners, is leaving the firm in coming weeks, according to several sources familiar...

The robo-fication of RIA deal making

March 16, 2015

The wealth management industry is awash in robo hype. The mainstream introduction of online, automated investment services, known as robo-advisers, has the financial advisory business riveted. Headlines, shop-talk and strategic planning sessions...

Time for RIAs to set transition plans as SEC steps up focus

March 6, 2015

Mary Jo White, chairwoman of the Securities and Exchange Commission, recently discussed potential regulatory reforms that would lay the foundation for regulating the risks arising from portfolio composition and operations of investment advisers...

Is there a bubble in RIA prices?

March 2, 2015

Are RIA prices getting too rich? At least two well-known names in the acquisition business, United Capital and HighTower Advisors, have backed away from buying established registered investment advisers while citing, in part, the high costs...

$800 million Morgan team breaks away

February 23, 2015

A team previously managing $800 million in client assets at Morgan Stanley Wealth Management has broken away to form an independent firm. The team, which is partnering with Dynasty Financial Partners, a platform and service provider for independent...

Having integrated technology can improve RIAs' businesses

February 20, 2015

Much has been written about how integrated technology can help advisers streamline their practices, position themselves for growth and strengthen client relationships and service. But what does technology integration actually entail? There are...

Some RIAs cautious of using alts, despite industry buzz

February 17, 2015

Clients, product manufacturers and even major custodians are all pushing the advice industry toward alternative investment products, but some registered investment advisers are still holding back. Alternative investments, which generally include...

The Mutual Fund Store adds new products, services as it eyes eventual IPO

February 15, 2015

Three years after taking over leadership of The Mutual Fund Store from its charismatic, straight-shooting founder, Adam Bold, John Bunch is starting to make his mark by expanding its products and services. The company is expanding its financial...

A numbers-based approach to bringing in more client assets

February 13, 2015

Upon ringing in the New Year, successful advisers set their sights on new goals, many of which focus on bringing in new assets. What's your goal? Are you trying to bring in $10 million, $20 million, or even $30 million in new assets? As much...

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