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With TD Ameritrade about to acquire Scottrade, Tom Bradley is out

September 8, 2017

With TD Ameritrade Holding Corp.'s acquisition of Scottrade Financial Services Inc. almost done, there was no room left in senior management for Tom Bradley, TD's current head of retail but an executive widely recognized as one of the main leaders...

Average age of advisers is falling — and so is their pay

August 9, 2017

Financial advisers are finally getting a little younger, but many are earning less, too, according to a new survey of advisers. The median age of a financial adviser has dropped to 47 from 50 just two years ago, the TD Ameritrade Institutional...

Scottrade advisers test custodial waters

August 7, 2017

As TD Ameritrade Holding Corp. closes in on its September acquisition of Scottrade Financial Services, some competitor custodians have been quietly watching, waiting and rolling out the red carpet to Scottrade advisers who might choose to leave...

Custodians are charting fintech's future

August 7, 2017

The nation's largest custodians are racing to align with — and in some cases, buy — the strongest fintech available, as each of the major players seeks to win over advisers by providing the ultimate technology platform. "One of the biggest...

Top clearing and custody firms for financial advisers

August 7, 2017

CLEARING FIRMS Listed by reported number of broker-dealer clients Firm Phone/website # of clients % change vs. 2016 Contact Phone/email Pershing (800) 445-4467 714* -3.90% Michael Row (800) 445-4467 One Pershing Plaza, Jersey City, NJ 07399...

Fidelity Investments fires another salvo in the fee wars

July 31, 2017

The great fee war rolls on: Fidelity Investments Monday announced fee cuts to 14 of its stock and bond index funds, saying that they now have cheaper comparable funds than archrival Vanguard. The average expenses across Fidelity's stock and...

TD Ameritrade adds video performance reports for robo-advice clients

June 28, 2017

Clients of TD Ameritrade's robo-advisers have received personalized video statements of their first-quarter performance, as the custodian begins introducing enhancements aimed at helping it compete for assets against other top digital-advice...

Once dominant, bank custodians still hold a coveted slice of RIA market

May 9, 2017

For most financial advisers, deciding where to custody client assets is all about the big four brand name conglomerates represented by Fidelity, Schwab, TD Ameritrade and Pershing, which control more than $2 trillion in assets. But 30 years...

TD Ameritrade and Fidelity tweak RIA referral fees ahead of DOL fiduciary rule

April 21, 2017

Client-referral programs at the major custodian firms are being quietly revised in preparation for the Department of Labor's looming fiduciary rule, but some industry analysts still question whether the changes will be enough to pass muster...

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...

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.”...

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...

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,...

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