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Smartphones, emerging markets are pockets of value in today's market

May 23, 2018

Worried about rising volatility and the potential end of the bull market? Look no farther than your cellphone. A panel of three experts at the Investment Company Institute's general membership meeting in Washington agreed that sooner or later...

Envestnet Tamarac announces new client portal features and financial planning

May 17, 2018

Turnkey asset management platform Envestnet announced a slew of new features coming to Tamarac, the company's technology suite for financial advisers, on Wednesday at the 2018 Envestnet Advisor Summit in New Orleans. Tamarac is updating its...

Michael Murray only latest to leave LPL's recruiting staff

May 14, 2018

An industry powerhouse when it comes to recruiting, LPL Financial has recently seen several senior and mid-level recruiters jump ship or retire. The most conspicuous departure was disclosed last week, when Cetera Financial Group said it hired...

The drastic evolution of cybercrime

May 11, 2018

The main threat of cybercrime for an adviser used to be the theft of funds from a clients account. Now it's worse as hackers are going after the personal data of clients says Michelle Thetford of Charles Schwab.

Trends for the 2nd half of 2018

May 11, 2018

Index funds, low-cost investment solutions, cryptocurrencies and ESG investing; Marie Chandoha from Charles Schwab explains how they all will have an impact on the remainder of 2018.

Why Schwab's CEO bets you won't be trading stocks on Amazon

April 25, 2018

Walt Bettinger, the CEO at Charles Schwab Corp., has some friendly advice for Amazon.com Inc.'s Jeff Bezos: Think twice before getting into the investment business. "If you're a FAANG-type company and you decide you want to come into our space...

Wealthfront boots researchers off platform for violating terms of service

April 24, 2018

Wealthfront doesn't allow accounts to be opened for research purposes, according to leaders of BackEnd Benchmarking, a research firm that opened accounts at most of the largest digital advisers to measure and benchmark performance in a quarterly...

Retail brokers benefitted from the first quarter's volatility

April 20, 2018

Retail brokerages ETrade Financial Corp. and Charles Schwab Corp. welcomed the return of volatility. The jump in the VIX from single digits to an average reading of 17.4 for the first quarter may have worried their clients, but the brokers saw...

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...

Principal sued for stacking its TDFs with proprietary funds

April 19, 2018

Principal Financial Group has been sued for allegedly loading its target-date funds with costly and underperforming in-house investments, in the latest example of 401(k) participants targeting financial firms for purportedly enriching themselves...

Morgan Stanley's success looks long in the tooth to analyst

April 16, 2018

Morgan Stanley is an "aging bull" when it comes to its wealth management division, and the firm's recent stalled growth in the headcount of financial advisers is turning into a problem, according to a new report by a Wall Street analyst. The...

SIFMA issues guidelines for using data aggregation

April 12, 2018

Technology that can pull together financial data from across the industry is increasingly popular. Such aggregators give advisers a more comprehensive view of their clients' assets to improve the advice and financial plans they deliver. Aggregation...

Finra taps former Schwab exec Bari Havlik to replace Susan Axelrod in top cop job

April 11, 2018

The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority Inc. has selected Bari Havlik, most recently chief compliance officer the The Charles Schwab Corp., as head of its member regulation program. As executive vice president for member supervision, Ms....

Invesco increases its ETF position with acquisition of Guggenheim Investments

April 9, 2018

Invesco completed its acquisition of Guggenheim Investments' $39 billion ETFs Monday, and immediately moved to slash fees on some of those funds as it looks to lure new assets. It's a savvy move for the Atlanta-based firm, which is in a state...

It may be too early to write off robo start-ups

April 3, 2018

News that robo-adviser Wealthfront's valuation dropped was read by many in the financial advice industry as the writing on the wall for direct-to-consumer digital advice startups. According to Bloomberg News, citing unnamed sources, the $75...

Wealthfront valuation reportedly slashed by about a third in most-recent funding round

March 23, 2018

Wealthfront Inc.'s valuation was cut by about a third in its most-recent funding round after rising competition dented optimism about the startup, according to people familiar with the matter. The digital wealth-management startup, which amassed...

Cost-cutting takes precedence in competitive defined-contribution environment

March 23, 2018

U.S. target-date fund managers are continuing to find ways to cut costs amid heightened fee scrutiny from plan executives and consultants, increased competition among managers, and a desire among managers to help improve participants' retirement...

Investment Adviser Association, Schwab press lawmakers for tax-reform adjustments to help advisers

March 22, 2018

Advocates for investment advisers are pushing for changes to last year's sweeping tax-reform legislation that they say will benefit advisers and their clients. The Investment Adviser Association and Charles Schwab & Co. Inc. recently launched...

What to make of Morgan Stanley's new robo

March 22, 2018

Morgan Stanley is testing how an old-school gang of brokers and advisers and a newfangled, algorithm-driven robo-adviser can work together. When Morgan Stanley said last May that it was cutting back on recruiting and would focus on building...

Lawsuit over exchange-traded note shows peril in democratized investing

March 19, 2018

XIV, the now infamous exchange-traded note that imploded last month, is dead and buried. But its legacy lives on in the court system. Credit Suisse Group, which issued the derivative-based product, was sued this week by an investor accusing...

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