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Cantor Fitzgerald makes big splash in wealth management with First Commonwealth deal

February 27, 2014

Cantor Fitzgerald, the storied trading firm, is starting to make inroads in the wealth management business. In a move that signals its growth ambitions, the firm said Thursday that its new wealth management unit has agreed to buy the business...

How to help minority financial planning students get jobs

February 24, 2014

Advisers can help the financial services industry boost its historically poor ethnic diversity even without making those hires themselves. Minority financial planning students need help polishing their communications skills, according to Luke...

UBS acquires $2.6 million Beverly Hills team from Merrill Lynch

February 21, 2014

Two advisers who generated some $2.6 million in revenue at Bank of America Merrill Lynch have jumped to UBS Wealth Management Americas. The Grueninger Group of Mark Grueninger and Ben Sauer joined UBS' Beverly Hills, Calif., office on Rodeo...

KKR ducks away from the retail market

February 11, 2014

Private equity giant KKR shutters two funds aimed at retail investors, highlighting the challenging of expanding beyond high-dollar investors. Retail market realities Gold hit a three-month high leading up to Fed Chairman Janet Yellen's first...

Breakfast with Benjamin: Fed shrugs off market selloff and sticks to taper plans

February 4, 2014

Market selloff or not, Fed's taper plans will not be derailed. We'll see what they're saying after this morning's factory orders report and the CBO's economic outlook. Dow is now down 7% from its recent high Look out below. Japanese stocks fell...

Wholesalers: The spies of Wall Street

January 29, 2014

For branch managers not afraid to use them, wholesalers can make good secret agents. They travel between competitors, become close with managers and financial advisers, and often come across juicy gossip, such as which top-billing teams might...

Krawcheck says advisory business still coming up short in reaching out to women

January 27, 2014

Sallie Krawcheck's bottom line is getting the advice industry to reach out to more women, both as advisers and clients. “Women don't say they need a woman adviser, but I don't think it will hurt if we got beyond 17% of the industry being women,”...

Health savings accounts gain in popularity

January 27, 2014

Tax-advantaged saving on a federal level is bolstering the popularity of health savings accounts, but clients ought to know that those attributes don't always apply from a state income tax perspective. Health savings accounts, the investment...

Emerging-markets selloff sparks global concerns

January 24, 2014

The emerging-market selloff this week is starting to spread to parts of developed Europe. Some are blaming the Federal Reserve's tapering program. U.S. stock futures suggesting more selling today As short-selling is expected to pick up this...

Advisers go to extremes to avoid detection when looking for another job

January 23, 2014

From hushed meetings in boutique Japanese hotels in Manhattan to a rendezvous at a Bob's Big Boy restaurant off the New Jersey Turnpike, the lengths to which financial advisers go when interviewing with competing firms can seem like something...

The 10 best business jobs of 2014 - 2014's best business jobs

January 23, 2014

Where does financial adviser rank among the best business jobs in America in 2014? A new list from the U.S. News & World Report ranks the business sector's most promising jobs for 2014. Advisers stack up well compared to other business professions,...

Hedge fund investors see the downside of relative performance

January 14, 2014

In a year that saw the S&P 500 gain more than 32%, no one should be surprised that noncorrelated strategies would lose some investor appeal. But when hedge fund investors start fleeing because they don't like the relative performance comparison,...

Two independent advisers managing $350 million join Focus Financial-based firm in Mass.

January 14, 2014

Two independent financial advisers managing $350 million have joined a Focus Financial Partners-backed firm in the wealthy Berkshires Mountains area of Massachusetts, the chief executive of the firm, Atlas Private Wealth Management, said Tuesday....

To attract advisers, broker-dealers need to find a value proposition that stands out

January 13, 2014

From wirehouses to RIAs to RIAs affiliated with a wirehouse and everything in between, the types of firms and business models in the industry are multiplying even as the number of financial advisers continues to shrink. As advisers have more...

UBS sees recruitment pay off in the fourth quarter

January 8, 2014

UBS Wealth Management Americas, the smallest of the four wirehouses by head count, is seeing the fruits of its labor as big investments in recruiting paid off for the firm in 2013. The firm, which has around 7,100 advisers, pushed its way to...

2013's five biggest beneficiaries of adviser moves - The top firms by net change in AUM

December 22, 2013

2013 was a busy year for adviser movement, and via the InvestmentNews Advisers on the Move Database, we’ve pulled together a list of the top five firms that saw the biggest positive assets under management change in 2013. Click through to...

Merger math: Can 1+1 = 3?

December 11, 2013

I recently participated in a panel discussion at Schwab Impact, detailing various ways to streamline your firm's operations to enhance growth either through acquisition or by opening offices in new locations. The session was so well-attended,...

The Dow is getting dicey at levels reminiscent of 2000, 2007 peaks

December 10, 2013

On an inflation-adjusted basis, the Dow is now where it was during the peaks of 2000 and 2007, a detail that is triggering new concerns over how much more stocks can run. A very critical juncture, technically speaking Five years after Bernie...

Will older advisers pay more than younger colleagues for health care coverage?

December 10, 2013

Financial advisers who work with or employ a younger staff — a common demographic in an industry where the average adviser is about 52 years old — could see their cost of personal health insurance rise under new small-business provisions...

Fidelity Institutional lowers fees for financial advisers trading on its platform

December 5, 2013

Fidelity Institutional Wealth Services is lowering fees for advisers who trade on its platform — for the most part. Starting Jan. 1, Fidelity will lower to $30, from $40, the standard pricing for a buy or sell transaction on its FundsNetwork...

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