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Financial advisers need steady learning to keep earning

April 26, 2018

It's time for financial professionals to become a profession in substance, not just in name. The Securities and Exchange Commission proposed new rules for brokers and financial advisers last week. Observers have understandably focused on the...

Why your top producers aren't happy

April 26, 2018

The J.D. Power 2017 Advisor Satisfaction Study contains a counterintuitive finding: There's an inverse correlation between top advisers and their overall satisfaction: "Higher producers are the least satisfied employees," according to the report....

CFP Board center announces mentorship program for women

June 2, 2016

Women studying to be certified financial planners will now be able to work with a mentor provided by the Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards' Center for Financial Planning. Under a program called WIN-to-WIN, the center plans to address...

Pershing COO Lori Hardwick leaving firm

February 1, 2017

Lori Hardwick, the chief operating officer of Pershing, is leaving the firm to pursue other opportunities, according to a company spokesman. A leading clearing firm for independent broker-dealers, Pershing told its clients about Ms. Hardwick's...

How to get women to feel comfortable about building wealth

March 14, 2018

While last year's Women to Watch think tank focused on how firms could attract more female advisers, this year's session featured a discussion on how to improve financial literacy among women, starting at an early age. The goal was to identify...

On a mission to motivate Latinos to save and prosper

February 6, 2018

Louis Barajas grew up in Boyle Heights in East Los Angeles, a neighborhood once known as a "murder capital," where his father started a business in 1971. Since he spoke limited English, he asked Louis, then 13, to help him file his taxes, and...

Encourage diverse individuals to be leaders

February 15, 2018

Earlier this year, I challenged a room full of female financial advisers to consider stepping up into a leadership role. If ever the idea of leading crossed their minds, or if they were the least bit curious, I encouraged them to talk to me...

Advisers working with their Valentines

February 13, 2018

Anyone who has ever been in a romantic relationship can probably attest to a host of benefits, challenges, pros and cons. Add to that the reality of working together and suddenly every day is Valentine's Day — or not. Dave Yeske, managing...

Lynn Tilton loses dispute over her removal from board seats

December 1, 2017

Patriarch Partners Chief Executive Officer Lynn Tilton lost a challenge to her removal by Zohar investment funds from the boards of some portfolio companies she claimed to control. Tilton improperly granted herself permanent control over board...

One place where the women wealth equation doesn't add up

November 20, 2017

The power of the purse is enormous and growing. Women control nearly 60% of the wealth in the United States, represent nearly half of American millionaires and are expected to control two-thirds of the nation's wealth by 2030. The only part...

More advisory firms develop bench strength as competition for heavy hitters intensifies

December 11, 2017

Building a top-performing team is one of the biggest challenges facing leaders in any field. As increased competition for top talent continues to grow, compensation is outpacing the rate of revenue growth. This makes human capital management...

New RIAs are happier and prospering, says Schwab study

March 13, 2018

Registered representatives who recently jumped ship from a brokerage firm and dived into the RIA registered investment adviser channel are happier and doing better financially than they were at their old firms, a new study from Schwab finds....

Finra arbitrators award $878,712 to broker wrongfully terminated by Ameriprise

January 24, 2018

Finra arbitrators awarded $878,712 to a broker who they found was wrongfully fired by Ameriprise Financial Services Inc., but the victor will continue to serve a Finra suspension over a related investigation until April. The Financial Industry...

Deena Katz on the key to the profession's future

November 18, 2017

Remember when you first started in this industry? Someone said or did something that sparked you to embark on this career? I remember that moment distinctly. A friend and I were sitting around one afternoon and he was reading Money magazine....

Pershing's Lisa Dolly asks one key question to judge a job candidate

November 18, 2017

In 1988, when Lisa Dolly was hired right out of college into Pershing's corporate trainee program, she felt the spotlight on her: She was a woman working in the financial services industry. Even after becoming CEO of that same firm last year,...

Shundrawn Thomas to succeed Stephen Potter as president of Northern Trust AM

July 19, 2017

Shundrawn A. Thomas, currently executive vice president and head of funds and managed accounts group at Northern Trust Asset Management, will succeed Stephen N. Potter as president on Oct. 1, spokesman Doug Holt said in an email. Mr. Potter...

Raymond James' indy arm recruits husband-and-wife adviser team in Houston

September 21, 2017

A husband-and-wife team of advisers that managed more than $170 million in client assets at Morgan Stanley in Houston have left to join Raymond James Financial Services Inc., the independent broker-dealer arm of Raymond James Financial Inc.,...

Wirehouse training programs are back

June 24, 2017

Since the financial crisis nearly 10 years ago, luring experienced brokers with big signing bonuses has been the preferred method of hiring at the major brokerages. Brokers loved it because the bonuses put hundreds of thousands of extra dollars...

How does your advisory firm stack up?

October 18, 2017

With talent so hard to find and keep at advice firms, each practice should have a clear handle on how well it is – or isn't – compensating its brilliant workforce. The benchmarking data below show the greatest range of salaries occurs in...

Advice industry in hiring mode

October 14, 2017

As the largest independent advisory firms continue expanding, something unexpected has happened along the way. The typical professional at one of these firms is no longer "independent" in the sense that he or she is an owner of the business....

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