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Will older advisers pay more than younger colleagues for health care coverage?

December 10, 2013

Financial advisers who work with or employ a younger staff — a common demographic in an industry where the average adviser is about 52 years old — could see their cost of personal health insurance rise under new small-business provisions...

Fidelity Institutional lowers fees for financial advisers trading on its platform

December 5, 2013

Fidelity Institutional Wealth Services is lowering fees for advisers who trade on its platform — for the most part. Starting Jan. 1, Fidelity will lower to $30, from $40, the standard pricing for a buy or sell transaction on its FundsNetwork...

New Merrill Lynch comp plan rewards teams

December 5, 2013

Financial advisers are used to getting rewarded for being star players, but now Merrill Lynch Wealth Management is rewarding good teamwork. The largest brokerage by client assets Tuesday introduced an award for teams who double their revenue...

Markets are poised for 'Santa rally' and 'January effect'

December 2, 2013

Two major seasonal trends are bearing down on the market. 'Santa Claus rally' meets 'January effect' Even after a Black Friday that started on Thursday this year, retailers are pulling out all stops for Cyber Monday. Welcome to Cyber Week The...

Firms work to make the most of their young advisers

December 1, 2013

When Adam Thurgood started his career as an adviser in his early 20s, he already had a background as a financial analyst for Prudential Securities, but it still took two years before he was allowed to wade into client services. Now, as the junior...

Advisory panel calls on SEC to move fiduciary duty to front burner

November 22, 2013

A Securities and Exchange Commission advisory panel called on the SEC to move forward with a rule that raises investment-advice standards for brokers. In a voice vote, the SEC Investor Advisory Committee approved a recommendation that the commission...

It's good to be boss: Owners, top advisers see double-digit pay hikes

November 21, 2013

Experienced financial advisers have seen their paychecks fatten over the past two years, thanks to increases in firm profitability, strong market performance and a talent shortage in the industry. The latest compensation figures also confirm...

How adviser salaries stack up to other professions - How adviser pay stacks up

November 19, 2013

We compared data from the recent InvestmentNews/Moss Adams 2013 Compensation & Staffing Study, which collected compensation information from over 400 firms for over 2,000 positions, against data gathered from to see how adviser compensation...

Chinese markets embrace a blueprint for economic reform

November 18, 2013

Chinese markets rallied Monday on a bold new economic reform plan. Blueprint includes 60 specific tasks How Tim Geithner is cashing in at Warburg Pincus. It's good to be a former Treasury Secretary Strategies for an early retirement -- at any...

Graying of America means opportunity for young advisers

November 8, 2013

America is a graying society, but for the wealth management industry, that could mean opportunity for young advisers. “The demographics in our industry and in our society are at an inflection point,” said Devin DeStefano, an executive at...

Why young advisers need mentoring

November 8, 2013

If financial advisers want to build a strong and sustainable business, they need to develop a mentoring program for young employees. “I've seen a lot of great people wash out of the business in their first two or three years,” Christine...

LPL tops breakaway brokers' bucket list

November 5, 2013

LPL Financial is the top destination for brokers who are thinking about leaving their firms within the next two years, according to a new survey by Cogent Research. Nearly half the 326 potential breakaway brokers surveyed by Cogent said that...

LPL adds adviser network managing $1.2B

November 5, 2013

A network of advisers responsible for $1.2 billion in private client and retirement plan assets has joined LPL Financial's broker-dealer and RIA custodial platforms. The Scottsdale, Ariz.-based Householder Group Estate and Retirement Specialists...

Making it a priority to work with clients' children can pay off

November 3, 2013

When Kathy Fish's biggest clients, a married couple, died within a year of each other, she worried that their two children would walk their parents' assets right out the door, since most children don't retain their parents' adviser after they...

Bill Gross quacks the whip on other rich folks

November 1, 2013

How PIMCO's Bill Gross got so filthy rich and why he now calls other rich folks unwilling to pay higher taxes “Scrooge McDucks.” Things you can say when you're already rich If we learned nothing from the 2008 financial crisis, it is that...

Shrinking pay at Goldman Sachs shows Wall Street poised for bonus gloom

October 31, 2013

Goldman Sachs Group Inc., which set Wall Street pay records when stocks surged and cheap credit abounded in 2007, is again leading the industry as markets boom anew: By putting aside less money for employees and more for shareholders. Goldman...

Advisers still leaving wirehouses but there's no exodus

October 31, 2013

Financial adviser headcount at the big four wirehouses has declined less than 2% in the last three years, and some industry observers see signs that fewer brokers will be leaving in the future as new regulations take effect. As of Sept. 30,...

For LPL, recruiting numbers add up

October 30, 2013

Recruiting came roaring back in the third quarter for LPL Financial, which added 154 net new registered representatives and advisers for the three-month period ended Sept. 30. The firm added 40 registered reps from a bank, which LPL declined...

RIAs need to focus on compensation to foster growth, advisers told

October 30, 2013

Of the more than 150 financial advisers attending the Fidelity Inside Track Conference this week, 68% said that they plan to add an adviser within the next year. Given that growth spurt, compensation has become a key issue when it comes to maintaining...

Women in the advice business

October 29, 2013

Source: 2013 InvestmentNews/Moss Adams Adviser Compensation and Staffing Study.

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