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Morgan Stanley's new comp plan could pinch pay for some brokers

August 15, 2018

When Morgan Stanley released its 2019 compensation plan for its 15,632 financial advisers and brokers late last month, it made a point of saying that any changes to the grid, as it is known in the industry, would all be positive. But the new...

Merrill Lynch: Compensation plan paying off in new business

July 16, 2018

Merrill Lynch said Monday a compensation plan designed to bring in new clients is paying off. Over the first half of the year, the wirehouse said gross new household acquisitions by experienced Merrill Lynch advisers were up 71% over the same...

Morgan Stanley unveils compensation plan changes for 2019

July 30, 2018

Morgan Stanley followed through Monday on earlier pronouncements to goose financial advisers to chase assets using new technology when it unveiled pieces of its 2019 compensation plan. "We are executing on our commitment to deliver industry-leading...

Adviser compensation involves a conflict that can be managed — but not avoided

July 30, 2018

Over the past year, the Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards imposed discipline on several individuals regarding the way they disclosed compensation to clients and prospective clients. Specifically, the cases involved uses of the term...

Companies start paying employee student loan debt

July 9, 2018

Employers are trying to help employees alleviate the burdens of outstanding student loans by offering to pay off some of the debt — which totals more than $1.4 trillion in the U.S. alone, according to the Federal Reserve. It's a relatively...

Should asset-based pricing models stay or go?

June 9, 2018

Karen Van Voorhis wants to transition her financial advisory clients away from an asset-based pricing model, but she knows that is easier said than done. Ms. Van Voorhis, a vice president at Sapers & Wallack in Newton, Mass., is like a growing...

Improved health outcomes can boost retirement savings

July 10, 2018

What would you say about a planning tool that quantifies how improved management of a chronic health condition can reduce a client's medical expenses, increase their life expectancy and boost disposable income? What if you took it a step further...

At this firm, flat fees are about offering conflict-free advice

June 9, 2018

At Single Point Partners in Boston, charging a flat fee is all about offering conflict-free advice. "We don't want clients wondering what might be motivating an adviser's decisions," said Seth Corkin, an adviser at the firm. "We believe this...

Hourly pricing model has benefits — and pitfalls

June 9, 2018

Twenty years ago, when Sheryl Garrett launched a financial advisory practice that charged clients by the hour, "people thought it was insane," she recalls. Although some might still question the hourly pricing model for financial advice, it...

With 'McDonald's' style menu, clients decide what they're willing to pay for

June 9, 2018

When Curtis Sheldon launched his Alexandria, Va.-based advisory firm three years ago after retiring from the military, he opted for a fee structure that let clients choose the level of service best-suited to their needs. "The AUM model just...

Ritholtz hires data analytics specialist in latest media-focused addition

June 15, 2018

Ritholtz Wealth Management added more talent to its team on Friday with the hiring of Nick Maggiulli, a data analytics specialist who runs the popular "Of Dollars and Data" personal finance blog. Mr. Maggiulli will become analytics manager and...

Advisers, you're invited to take part in our 2018 Adviser Compensation, Profitability Survey

March 27, 2018

InvestmentNews Research invites all financial advisory firms to participate in its 2018 annual adviser benchmarking survey. We are making two important changes to this year's study that we hope will provide advisers and the industry with more...

Largest fee-only RIAs

June 9, 2018

Rank 2018 2018 Total Discretionary Nondiscretionary Firm Phone/website assets ($M) accounts assets ($M) accounts assets ($M) accounts Employees 1 Financial Engines Advisors 1050 Enterprise Way, Third Floor Sunnyvale, CA 94089 (408) 498-6000...

Why money managers are paid so much is a mystery

March 19, 2018

Why do workers in the financial industry get paid so much? There are many possible explanations, none of them completely satisfying. The financial industry commands a much larger share of the U.S. economy than in the past, causing some to worry...

Ameriprise CEO took home $64.7 million in 2017

March 19, 2018

Ameriprise CEO James Cracchiolo received a 44% pay raise last year, boosting his direct compensation to $23.9 million. In addition, he cashed in about $40.8 million in stock options. Because the options were given to Mr. Cracchiolo prior to...

Trump administration will let small businesses offer cheaper health plans

June 19, 2018

The Trump administration wants to make it easier for small businesses to join together to offer cheaper health-insurance plans that would lack some of the protections required under Obamacare. The U.S. Labor Department said Tuesday that it plans...

Beyond payroll: What makes broker-dealers successful

April 2, 2018

Every wealth management firm understands how its ability to attract and retain advisers impacts its financial health. Yet, there are challenges: New regulations, an aging field force, and the emergence of alternative distribution channels must...

Job satisfaction tied to benefits satisfaction, survey finds

April 27, 2018

The happier employees are with their benefits, the happier and more satisfied they are overall, according to an analysis of survey data by the Employee Benefit Research Institute. The data, from EBRI's 2017 Health and Workplace Benefits Survey,...

Wells Fargo 2018 pay grid changes deferred comp

December 1, 2017

Wells Fargo Advisor's 2018 compensation plan keeps intact its current payout rates, but tweaks its deferred compensation awards and adds a layer to deferred compensation for advisers who do business with a higher percentage of households with...

Top 12 ways high-performing firms boost revenue

August 21, 2014

In our upcoming benchmarking study, the 2014 InvestmentNews Financial Performance Study of Advisory Firms, one of the questions we sought to ask was: How can advisory firms, which have experienced near exponential growth, make their prosperity...

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