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United Capital's new CIO has had an 'unlikely' career path

June 13, 2018

Kara Murphy has packed her belongings and shipped them across the country to Dallas from New York for the next stage of a career that she still defines as "unlikely." Ms. Murphy, a 20-year veteran of the financial services industry, becomes...

From collecting autographs to advising LGBTs ​

June 5, 2018

David Rae developed a keen awareness of money when his father, NFL backup quarterback Mike Rae, retired from football. Growing up, the younger Mr. Rae, now 39 and founder and president of DRM Wealth Management, knew his family was always navigating...

Teamwork makes the dream work at Pimco

June 5, 2018

The sun hasn't yet lit up the California sky when Daniel Ivascyn and Emmanuel "Manny" Roman join each other at side-by-side desks on the 20th-floor trading room of Pacific Investment Management Co. From their aerie overlooking a luxury shopping...

New Jersey native will try to start his financial advisory career in the South

June 4, 2018

Ryan Muscatella, who graduated magna cum laude from Virgina Tech's financial planning program, has decided to stay in the South rather than go back to his native New Jersey to begin his career. Mr. Muscatella has accepted a job at Washington...

Why your top producers aren't happy

April 26, 2018

The J.D. Power 2017 Advisor Satisfaction Study contains a counterintuitive finding: There's an inverse correlation between top advisers and their overall satisfaction: "Higher producers are the least satisfied employees," according to the report....

Financial advisers need steady learning to keep earning

April 26, 2018

It's time for financial professionals to become a profession in substance, not just in name. The Securities and Exchange Commission proposed new rules for brokers and financial advisers last week. Observers have understandably focused on the...

How to get women to feel comfortable about building wealth

March 14, 2018

While last year's Women to Watch think tank focused on how firms could attract more female advisers, this year's session featured a discussion on how to improve financial literacy among women, starting at an early age. The goal was to identify...

New RIAs are happier and prospering, says Schwab study

March 13, 2018

Registered representatives who recently jumped ship from a brokerage firm and dived into the RIA registered investment adviser channel are happier and doing better financially than they were at their old firms, a new study from Schwab finds....

Encourage diverse individuals to be leaders

February 15, 2018

Earlier this year, I challenged a room full of female financial advisers to consider stepping up into a leadership role. If ever the idea of leading crossed their minds, or if they were the least bit curious, I encouraged them to talk to me...

Advisers working with their Valentines

February 13, 2018

Anyone who has ever been in a romantic relationship can probably attest to a host of benefits, challenges, pros and cons. Add to that the reality of working together and suddenly every day is Valentine's Day — or not. Dave Yeske, managing...

On a mission to motivate Latinos to save and prosper

February 6, 2018

Louis Barajas grew up in Boyle Heights in East Los Angeles, a neighborhood once known as a "murder capital," where his father started a business in 1971. Since he spoke limited English, he asked Louis, then 13, to help him file his taxes, and...

The mutual fund men's club needs more women

January 30, 2018

By now we know that having more women on leadership teams enhances businesses. We also know that women have qualities that make them good investors, such as their approach to risk. Why then are there still so few women money managers? The figures...

Finra arbitrators award $878,712 to broker wrongfully terminated by Ameriprise

January 24, 2018

Finra arbitrators awarded $878,712 to a broker who they found was wrongfully fired by Ameriprise Financial Services Inc., but the victor will continue to serve a Finra suspension over a related investigation until April. The Financial Industry...

More advisory firms develop bench strength as competition for heavy hitters intensifies

December 11, 2017

Building a top-performing team is one of the biggest challenges facing leaders in any field. As increased competition for top talent continues to grow, compensation is outpacing the rate of revenue growth. This makes human capital management...

Lynn Tilton loses dispute over her removal from board seats

December 1, 2017

Patriarch Partners Chief Executive Officer Lynn Tilton lost a challenge to her removal by Zohar investment funds from the boards of some portfolio companies she claimed to control. Tilton improperly granted herself permanent control over board...

Adviser recruiting may need new tack for women

November 20, 2017

Independent registered investment advisers may need to rethink how they are recruiting female advisers if they expect to continue growing over the long term. In "2016 U.S. Advisor Metrics," Cerulli Associates reported that women make up 16%...

Women can help themselves and other women in financial advice

November 20, 2017

No question, there is a need for more women in the financial adviser field, given their distinctive capabilities and the changing client demographics. And change in the industry is definitely underway. Yet many firms still haven't achieved a...

Change is slow when it comes to gender diversity at independent advisory firms

November 20, 2017

Women have seen little to no change in representation among advisory professionals, according to the 2017 InvestmentNews Compensation & Staffing Study. There is no statistically significant observable difference from four years ago in the number...

What really deters women from staying in the financial advice profession

November 20, 2017

Over the past few years I've had the pleasure of speaking at a few universities that boast some of the top certified financial planner programs in the country. What always surprises me is that the room is usually split pretty evenly among men...

Many women have had to work extra hard to earn credibility in financial services

November 20, 2017

Leaders in the financial services industry and state government were virtually all men when I began my career over four decades ago. As I reflect on my career, I recognize several lessons I had to learn to smash through certain barriers. Some...

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