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Fidelity's David Canter makes financial advice his Boston Marathon cause

March 20, 2017

David Canter, the newly appointed head of the RIA segment at Fidelity Custody & Clearing Solutions, will be running next month's Boston Marathon with the financial planning industry top of mind. Mr. Canter, 48, has named the CFP Board's Center...

Fidelity puts David Canter in charge of RIA segment

March 6, 2017

David Canter has been appointed head of the RIA segment at Fidelity Clearing & Custody Solutions, succeeding Bob Oros, who left the company in January to take over as CEO of HD Vest Financial Services Inc. Mr. Canter, 48, joined Fidelity in...

It's up to advisers to know their custodial status

February 17, 2017

As somebody once said, it's the little things in life that get you; you can sit on a mountain but you can't sit on a pin. For financial advisers, one of those little things could take the form of a password or username for a client's online...

Small custodians compete for advisers with niche needs

February 17, 2017

When Tim Sobolewski started shopping for a custodian for his $100-million asset advisory firm, The Financial Planning Centerin Amherst, N.Y., he knew what he didn't want: an experience “that felt like I was calling into a cable company.”...

Fidelity's Bob Oros to take over as CEO of HD Vest

January 23, 2017

Bob Oros, executive vice president and head of the RIA segment at Fidelity Investments, is taking over as CEO of HD Vest Financial Services Inc. Mr. Oros, 51, who is slated to leave Fidelity at the end of the month, will replace Roger Ochs,...

TD Ameritrade says trading impacted by Trump's tweets

January 18, 2017

TD Ameritrade Holdings Corp. saw its fiscal-year first-quarter average daily trading volume climb 11% over the same period last year, and at least part of that activity is being attributed to President-elect Donald Trump. During a Wednesday...

Bob Oros leaving Fidelity

January 13, 2017

Bob Oros, executive vice president and head of the RIA segment at Fidelity Investments, is leaving the company at the end of the month to pursue a “unique new personal challenge,” according to a company spokeswoman. Mr. Oros, 51, announced...

RIAs could be ultimate winners if DOL fiduciary rule is repealed or delayed

January 11, 2017

As potential delays and road blocks pile up in front the Department of Labor's fiduciary rule, an irony is emerging in that the strongest supporters of the rule could benefit the most from the rule's demise. Independent registered investment...

RIAs embrace the collegial world of study groups

January 9, 2017

One might assume the last thing a busy financial adviser would want is another meeting on the calendar. But when it comes to organized study groups with industry contemporaries, it seems RIAs can't get enough. “The RIA market is extremely...

Steward Partners nears $5B as it continues to recruit wirehouse reps

January 3, 2017

The first hurdle for any wirehouse rep hoping to join Steward Partners Global Advisory is the “no-jerk policy,” which company founders say is more important than experience or assets under management. “We want great people, first, who...

Advisers may not feel it yet, but downward fee pressure is coming

December 15, 2016

Financial advisers might not feel the increased pressure on fees this year, or next, but it is coming, according to the 2016 Fidelity RIA Benchmarking study. Factoring in the increased pressure from realities such as the rapid growth of low-cost...

Michael Durbin gets to work building out Fidelity's distribution channels to advisers

December 14, 2016

In the quietly aggressive ground game of custody and clearing services, Fidelity Investments has turned to Michael Durbin to lead its next charge. By most measures, he appears well-suited for the job as head of Fidelity Institutional Product,...

Will product pricing pressures carry over to advisory fees?

November 30, 2016

As low-cost index funds and ETFs continue to take market share from higher-cost actively managed funds, financial advisers could soon find themselves caught up in the downward pressure on fees. Emily Sweet, senior analyst at Cerulli Associates,...

Advisers offer tips for surviving a cybersecurity exam

October 26, 2016

Investment advisers who have been through a Securities and Exchange Commission cybersecurity examination warned other advisers Tuesday not to wait for an inspection notice from the agency to begin fortifying their online systems. “It's like...

Custodians help advisers navigate DOL fiduciary rule

August 7, 2016

Custodians have morphed into consultants for registered investment advisory firms, navigating them through an increasingly complex regulatory landscape. Chief among new regulations financial advisers have to conform to is the Labor Department's...

After record year, Pershing Advisor Solutions expects to add up to $15B in new assets in 2016

June 9, 2016

Pershing Advisor Solutions attracted $19 billion in assets under management in 2015, as the custodian for advisers and family offices posted its best year since its founding nearly 10 years ago. While 2016 is likely to fall short of that high...

RIAs should charge fees tied to net worth: TD's Tom Nally

June 9, 2016

Registered investment advisers should charge fees based on their clients' net worth instead of the size of their investment accounts, according to Tom Nally, president of TD Ameritrade Institutional. Charging clients solely based on the amount...

RIAs are losing their competitive advantage

June 5, 2016

Registered investment advisers need a new card up their sleeve. For years, RIAs have marketed themselves as being a cut above their counterparts in the brokerage industry. While they followed a fiduciary standard, requiring them to act in their...

Why Pershing is cherry-picking the robo-advisers it offers its clients

May 6, 2016

Pershing has chosen to integrate a variety of robo-advisers as opposed to building or buying one, and has started with four very different choices. Bank of New York Mellon's Pershing, a custody and clearing firm, is adding three new digital...

New academic research challenges the honesty of financial advisers

March 2, 2016

Business school profs are taking it to the financial advice industry with a new paper charging economy-wide misconduct. “It's everywhere, not just small firms. It's pervasive.” Bill Gross is fighting to keep his case against Pimco from being...

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