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Staffing evolution of a firm: The key is leverage

April 26, 2012

In my consulting work, I am continually asked by firm principals about hiring strategies. Questions such as: “Should I make my next hire before I reach capacity, or after? Should I hire an experienced adviser with a book of clients, or invest...

Talking Points: How firms manage their staff

April 26, 2012

The following is excerpted from the webcast “Managing Staff Growth: When and How to Make the Next Hire,” which was sponsored by Pershing Advisor Solutions LLC and moderated by Kelli Cruz, director of research and consulting at IN Adviser...

Keys to building a successful recruitment strategy

April 26, 2012

The chief executive of a highly successful RIA once told me he saw his assets under management go up and down every day in the office elevator. We were discussing how we were going to help him expand his firm to the next level of success. He...

LPL makes major executive moves

April 18, 2012

In a significant move, LPL Financial LLC is moving its president and one of its old guard, Esther Stearns, out to head a new subsidiary and promoting a more recent executive hire, current chief financial officer Robert Moore, to replace her....

Woodbury Financial could pay advisers to stay despite not having buyer

April 17, 2012

Put on the block last month, Woodbury Financial Service Inc., with 1,600 reps and advisers, is planning to take the highly unusual step of offering its advisers bonuses to stay in their seats before the independent broker-dealer has even found...

Take this job and love it: Financial planner ranks as fifth-best job

April 11, 2012

Attention, financial planners: The next time a client ignores your advice, calls to ask you about something Jim Cramer said, or informs you that their friend's adviser charges much, much less, remember that it could always be worse. You could...

Next Gen asks 'WTF?' — What's the forecast?

March 29, 2012

With more than 1,000 students piling into the UD Arena this morning to attend the University of Dayton's R.I.S.E. Investment Forum to learn more about the world of finance, the first question addressed was a pointed one: What's forecast for...

Armond Dinverno answers six key questions about the RIA business

March 28, 2012

Armond Dinverno is the co-chief executive and president of Balasa Dinverno Foltz, a Chicago-based registered independent advisory firm that he co-founded in 1986. Dinverno discusses the importance of establishing a firm's culture before seeking...

Whitman stepping down as portfolio manager at Third Avenue

February 10, 2012

Legendary value investor Marty Whitman is stepping down as co-portfolio manger of Third Avenue Management's $3.3-billion flagship fund. Ian Lapey, who is currently co-portfolio manager of the Third Avenue Value Fund with Mr. Whitman, has been...

INsider: Suddenly, UBS and McCann have 'mo

December 22, 2011

The movement of a couple— even a handful — of wirehouse adviser teams between firms doesn't necessarily establish a trend. But it's hard not to see yesterday's announcement of the signing of two more large teams by UBS Wealth Management...

Advisers shuffle off in Buffalo as firm closes

December 15, 2011

A small broker-dealer in Buffalo is shutting down next year because its five teams of financial advisers want to find a better fit for their individual businesses. The 13 registered representatives at Harold C. Brown & Co. LLC are splitting...

Raymond James picks up RIAs

December 15, 2011

Raymond James’ custody unit has picked up four new RIA firms with more than $400 million in assets. Last week, Deborah Stauring of Winthrop Financial Inc., which has $160 million in assets, and Michael Pratt of Pratt Collard Advisory Partners...

Longtime RJFS CEO to retire

November 28, 2011

The old guard of Raymond James Financial Inc. will soon see another change with the departure of Dick Averitt, longtime chief executive of Raymond James Financial Services Inc. Mr. Averitt, 66, has been in charge of the independent-broker-dealer...

Senate confirms SEC nominees

October 21, 2011

The Senate confirmed two nominees to the Securities and Exchange Commission on Friday, bringing the agency back to full power. Luis Aguilar, a Democrat, was reappointed to the commission while Daniel Gallagher Jr., a Republican replacing the...

Market volatility represents opportunity to expand advice business: TD's Bradley

October 13, 2011

Since the beginning of July, the S&P 500 has moved 2% or more on 58% of the days that the market has been open. That kind of volatility is creating opportunities for investment advisers to expand their businesses, according to Tom Bradley, president...

Return to sender: U.S. to benefit from China wage growth

October 7, 2011

Rising labor costs in China will prompt American factories to move production back to the U.S., creating up to 3.2 million jobs by 2020, the Boston Consulting Group said. A so-called reshoring of manufacturing activity that was lost to China...

Advisers should expect a bleak year: Bove

October 7, 2011

Richard Bove, a banking analyst with Rochedale Securities LLC, is expecting a bleak year for investment banks and brokerages, and suggests that financial advisers can expect less support from their parent firms and will see fewer opportunities...

This adviser is in hiring mode

October 7, 2011

Small-business hiring stalled in September as owners await signs of an improving economy, but the picture is brighter for independent investment advisers, a large RIA firm argued. “We have seen a pickup in business,” said Terry Siman, managing...

So long, Sallie: BofA gives Krawcheck $6M golden handshake

October 7, 2011

Bank of America Corp., the lender seeking to trim expenses by eliminating at least 30,000 jobs, will pay former wealth-management division head Sallie L. Krawcheck $6 million after her dismissal last month. That sum includes one year of her...

New fiduciary certification floated by Don Trone

September 20, 2011

Don Trone hopes that registered representatives have enough room on their business cards for yet another three-letter designation, because he thinks they are going to need it. The company he founded and leads, 3ethos, is launching a new fiduciary...

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