TD Ameritrade Institutional

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AssetMark entices Cetera's top techie to come aboard and help advisers grow

March 29, 2017 - AssetMark has attracted a top-notch technology executive to its ranks about a year after the wealth management technology firm announced it would be acquired by Chinese securities group Huatai Securities, which paid $768 million for the business in a...

RIAs make the case for charging on a client's total net worth

March 21, 2017 - Seventeen years ago, when Brighton Jones launched as an advisory firm billing clients based on their total net worth, it was a rare and innovative fee structure in the financial planning business. Today, with the financial services industry feeling fee...

Adviser or advisor? The debate rages on

March 19, 2017 - In the annals of financial advice, few questions have divided folks more than whether someone who offers professional financial advice is an "adviser" or "advisor." Trite as it might seem, the debate lives on, possibly because the correct answer is elusive...

Tighter SEC budget likely to keep RIA audits few and far between

March 6, 2017 - The SEC's track record of auditing registered investment advisers on average only about once every 10 years isn't likely to change anytime soon. Even though the commission reported a slight uptick in exams last year, to 11% of all RIAs, the trend in Washington...

Why advisers should update at least one tech system every year

March 2, 2017 - Advisers need to be proactive about making technology changes if they want to keep up with the competition and take advantages of opportunities to improve the client experience. "Advisers should be looking to move one new major technology system every...

College planning programs in need of financial aid

February 26, 2017 - Hit hard by an 18% drop in state funding over the past six years, Kansas State University can't even afford to teach its 65 financial planning students how to use such popular planning programs as MoneyGuidePro or Morningstar Advisor. "We're not asking...

Robo-advisers and human advisers adopt each others' biggest advantages

February 21, 2017 - The battle that's been brewing between live financial advisers and automated advice providers seems to have ended in a draw. Both sides of the fight are largely adopting their opponents' biggest advantages and the lines between robo and live advice have...

Fintechs feature DOL fiduciary tools at T3

February 14, 2017 - Many new tools that fintech firms are unveiling as the T3 conference opens this week are aimed at helping financial advisers meet requirements of the Labor Department's fiduciary rule, which was due to take effect in less than two months but is now in...

Trump's DOL fiduciary directive triggers chaos

February 12, 2017 - Some would say that less than a month into his presidency, Donald J. Trump has unleashed mayhem on the retirement advice industry; others would say he has saved it from a terrible mistake. One thing everyone would agree on: All hell has broken loose....

Most advisers' cybersecurity training insufficient

February 7, 2017 - Financial advisers should be spending about three times as much time training their staff each year on how to protect the firm and client data from cybersecurity dangers, experts said. About two-thirds of financial advisers spend two hours or less annually...

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