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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,...

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....

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,...

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...

New Merrill Lynch comp plan rewards teams

December 5, 2013

Financial advisers are used to getting rewarded for being star players, but now Merrill Lynch Wealth Management is rewarding good teamwork. The largest brokerage by client assets Tuesday introduced an award for teams who double their revenue...

Markets are poised for 'Santa rally' and 'January effect'

December 2, 2013

Two major seasonal trends are bearing down on the market. 'Santa Claus rally' meets 'January effect' Even after a Black Friday that started on Thursday this year, retailers are pulling out all stops for Cyber Monday. Welcome to Cyber Week The...

Firms work to make the most of their young advisers

December 1, 2013

When Adam Thurgood started his career as an adviser in his early 20s, he already had a background as a financial analyst for Prudential Securities, but it still took two years before he was allowed to wade into client services. Now, as the junior...

Advisory panel calls on SEC to move fiduciary duty to front burner

November 22, 2013

A Securities and Exchange Commission advisory panel called on the SEC to move forward with a rule that raises investment-advice standards for brokers. In a voice vote, the SEC Investor Advisory Committee approved a recommendation that the commission...

It's good to be boss: Owners, top advisers see double-digit pay hikes

November 21, 2013

Experienced financial advisers have seen their paychecks fatten over the past two years, thanks to increases in firm profitability, strong market performance and a talent shortage in the industry. The latest compensation figures also confirm...

How adviser salaries stack up to other professions - How adviser pay stacks up

November 19, 2013

We compared data from the recent InvestmentNews/Moss Adams 2013 Compensation & Staffing Study, which collected compensation information from over 400 firms for over 2,000 positions, against data gathered from to see how adviser compensation...

Chinese markets embrace a blueprint for economic reform

November 18, 2013

Chinese markets rallied Monday on a bold new economic reform plan. Blueprint includes 60 specific tasks How Tim Geithner is cashing in at Warburg Pincus. It's good to be a former Treasury Secretary Strategies for an early retirement -- at any...

Why young advisers need mentoring

November 8, 2013

If financial advisers want to build a strong and sustainable business, they need to develop a mentoring program for young employees. “I've seen a lot of great people wash out of the business in their first two or three years,” Christine...

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