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Ed Butowsky plans to serve Schwab with $100 million lawsuit Monday

August 10, 2018

Now that financial adviser Ed Butowsky has put two major defamation lawsuits behind him, he is refocusing his efforts on suing Charles Schwab Corp. for kicking his advisory practice off its custodian platform in January. Mr. Butowsky, managing...

Custodians ponder charging RIAs asset-based fees

August 9, 2018

The fee arrangement developed over the past 20 years between registered investment advisers and custodians might be about to change dramatically. As custodians reevaluate the value of their services to RIAs, and RIAs reassess their fiduciary...

Pershing draws inspiration from consumer apps to drive RIA tech strategy

July 18, 2018

Technology's impact on everyday behavior has already forced advisers to rethink how they serve clients. Now it's forcing custodians to reconsider how they're serving advisers. At an RIA Symposium in New York Tuesday, Evan LaHuta, managing director...

TD Ameritrade launches fintech competition with $100,000 in prizes

July 16, 2018

TD Ameritrade Institutional is looking outside the industry for help keeping pace in the accelerating adviser technology race. On Monday, the firm kicked off Innovation Quest, a crowdsourced fintech competition distributing $100,000 in prizes...

LPL loses custody business of RIA managing $1.3 billion

July 13, 2018

Fragasso Financial Advisors, a Pittsburgh, Pa.-based RIA managing $1.3 billion, is moving its custodial relationship from LPL Financial to TD Ameritrade. The firm also said it will move its small, legacy brokerage business to Private Client...

Fidelity offering model portfolios

July 12, 2018

Fidelity Investments is jumping on the model portfolio bandwagon. The Boston-based custodian with $7 trillion in assets under advisement launched on Thursday the Fidelity Target Allocation Model Portfolios, which offers five different asset...

Average client assets top $2 million for first time

July 12, 2018

The average client assets topped $2 million for the first time at independent advisory firms with over $250 million in AUM, according to Charles Schwab's latest RIA Benchmarking Study. That's the most per-client asset under management since...

Even after SEC's additional guidance, custody remains complicated rule for investment advisers

July 6, 2018

Recent guidance from the Securities and Exchange Commission about investment advisers' custody of client funds cleared up one aspect of the regulation but didn't go far enough to illuminate the complicated rule, according to compliance experts....

SEI has new approach to improve technology adoption by advisers ​

July 3, 2018

SEI Advisor Network, a turnkey asset management platform and custodian serving 7,500 advisers, is trying a new approach to developing technology that it hopes will solve the adoption challenge. The firm assembled a team of 25 of its most successful...

New digital Fidelity platform will let consulting firms bid for adviser projects

July 2, 2018

Fidelity Clearing & Custody Solutions is preparing to roll out a digital referral program to connect financial advisers with a range of industry consulting services, including marketing, technology and regulatory guidance. The platform, which...

Ed Butowsky charges Schwab with political bias in $100 million lawsuit

April 20, 2018

Ed Butowsky, a Plano, Texas-based financial adviser who has been embroiled in a high-profile legal dispute related to the 2016 presidential election, has filed a $100 million lawsuit against Charles Schwab Corp. for kicking his advisory firm...

E*Trade puts its stamp on the RIA custodian space

April 9, 2018

E*Trade's $275 million acquisition of Trust Company of America, which was completed Monday, is expected to send the second-tier custodian into growth mode thanks to beefed-up resources, technology and marketing muscle. The first step in that...

TD Ameritrade has cut more than 1,100 Scottrade jobs

March 23, 2018

As TD Ameritrade Holding Corp. continues to absorb its $4 billion acquisition of Scottrade Financial Services, layoffs have now exceeded 1,100 in the St. Louis area where Scottrade is based, according to published reports. A TD Ameritrade spokesman...

Former TD exec Tom Bradley lands on fintech board

March 22, 2018

Seven months after parting ways with TD Ameritrade, Tom Bradley has landed a gig on the advisory board of financial technology firm MaxMyInterest. Mr. Bradley, 55, who spent 31 years at TD and remains under a non-compete agreement through March...

What the next market downturn means for small RIAs

March 17, 2018

Investors aren't the only ones who will have something to worry about if the stock market heads for a major correction. As volatility steadily ticks higher, owners of small financial advisory firms might start to feel as if the walls are closing...

The importance of looking at new fee models

March 17, 2018

When your business model is designed around collecting a fee pegged to assets under management, the ebbs and flows of the financial markets can be nerve-wracking. For small advisory firms, which don't have a lot of room to cut overhead when...

Digital investing will bring big changes in 2018

December 14, 2017

If we learned nothing else about the financial advisory business in 2017, we know that the digital revolution is just getting started. Brokers and advisers are facing increasing pressure to be more transparent and reduce fees. Complex regulations...

Invest Forward launches white-label robo for advisers

December 14, 2017

The launch of digital advice products from traditional financial institutions isn't stemming the tide of technology startups trying to enter the market. The latest player is Invest Forward, a white-label robo for advisers. The tool uses Folio...

Blockchain will change the advisory business—someday

December 5, 2017

With the price of bitcoin continuing to soar, advisers find themselves inundated with questions about digital currencies and blockchain, the ledger technology that makes bitcoin possible. Those questions are bound to increase now that the Vanguard...

Fidelity's eMoney Advisor partners with Schwab

November 15, 2017

Financial planning technology firm eMoney Advisor plans to integrate with Schwab Advisor Services' OpenView Gateway, eMoney announced today at the annual Charles Schwab IMPACT conference in Chicago. The move is interesting given the competitive...

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