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RCAP to focus on cost-cutting at Cetera

August 7, 2015

Now that RCS Capital Corp. has dumped its wholesaling business, the company can better focus on the 11 broker-dealers and 9,500 financial advisers that make up its Cetera Financial Group, according to the company's top executives. In other words,...

Retiring boomers lead to increase in number of RIA firms, clients and AUM

August 3, 2015

Who says financial advisers are going the way of the dodo bird? It turns out that the need for advice is stronger than ever, thanks to the flood of baby boomers at or near retirement. The 15th annual Evolution Revolution study by the Investment...

Goldman's Lloyd Blankfein joins billionaire club

July 17, 2015

Goldman Sachs Group Inc. made hundreds of partners rich when it went public in 1999. Its performance since then has turned Lloyd Blankfein into a billionaire. The chief executive officer of the Wall Street bank for the past nine years, Mr. Blankfein...

Top-ranked adviser firms - Dissatisfaction

July 1, 2015

The 2015 edition of the annual J.D. Power U.S. Financial Advisor Satisfaction Study found a sense of dissatisfaction among some brokerage firms' financial advisers, which can largely be attributed to two key components: compensation and lackluster...

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...

June gloom looms for stocks: A buying opportunity?

June 1, 2015

June has been a bad month for stocks and this year looks to continue the pattern. June gloom looms. Should you buy any dips? What are U.S. fund managers up to? Tweaking portfolios Oil, oil everywhere. This month's OPEC meeting could be huge....

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...

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...

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...

The top 10 reasons to become a financial adviser

May 28, 2015

With over 40 years of combined experience working with veterans of the financial services industry, our team knows all of the benefits a career path as a financial adviser or financial planner can bring. And while speaking to advisers who absolutely...

Attrition and breakaways have shrunk head counts at wirehouses

May 17, 2015

When Morgan Stanley bought Smith Barney from Citigroup Inc. in 2009, it created the largest brokerage force in the industry with more than 20,000 of what the company referred to in a press release as “high-quality” financial advisers. The...

How the biggest independent broker-dealer networks stack up

May 1, 2015

After looking at the independent broker-dealers with the most producing reps and the biggest year-over-year gains in assets and revenue in 2014, attention now shifts to the industry's big networks and the various firms under their umbrellas....

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...

The independent broker-dealers with the most female advisers

April 29, 2015

The data collected from 41 independent broker-dealers as part of InvestmentNews' Top Independent Broker-Dealers of 2015 special report sheds light on where the industry stands in its push to recruit more female advisers. The space is male-dominated,...

The latest ranking of independent broker-dealers by rep head count

April 28, 2015

Even if recruiting at independent broker-dealers has hit a wall, the industry still features a number of firms with expanding numbers of registered reps. Here's a snapshot of the number of reps at the biggest independent broker-dealers, including...

The independent broker-dealers that offer the highest average payouts

April 27, 2015

In 2014, independent broker-dealers enjoyed double-digit revenue increases, but adviser recruiting slowed considerably. While adviser movement may have decreased in 2014, average payouts remained robust at the industry's best-paying firms. We've...

Independent broker-dealer recruiting hits a wall

April 26, 2015

After a fruitful 2014, recruiting at independent broker-dealers has hit a wall, according to industry recruiters and executives at those firms. Increasing competition from fee-only custodians, a bull market in stocks and better succession plans...

Thinking about going independent? How to understand RIA options for your practice

April 22, 2015

The Registered Investment Adviser model continues to be an increasingly attractive option for independent advisers in today's marketplace. Cerulli predicts the appeal of the RIA and dually registered models to the industry's largest and most...

The right time to increase your firm's investment in staff and pay

April 16, 2015

The typical advisory firm spends 57% of its revenue on staffing and compensation. That accounts for over 70% of a firm's total expenses. When it comes to people, there is little room for error. It's no wonder, then, that some firms will push...

The 'why', 'why not', and 'how' of financial adviser succession planning

April 13, 2015

As I watched episode 3, I found myself pacing, and mixing in the occasional fist pump. I can't contain my enthusiasm when it comes to this topic, or this series. In this episode, we are treated to the consultants giving their analysis. Greg...

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