Tag: Broker/Dealer

Ladenburg Launches Succession Planning Platform

According to the firm, the new suite of service offerings and tools will assist advisers across Ladenburg’s independent advisory and brokerage subsidiaries in achieving their strategic business goals through practice acquisitions and the development of continuity plans.

Fi360 Sees More Interest from Wealth Advisers

Previewing two new Fiduciary Focus Toolkit reports that help plan advisers optimize their workflow, Fi360’s product strategy leader pointed to increased interest in fiduciary support among traditionally wealth-focused firms.

DISRUPTION: Talking Adviser Recruiting with LPL Leadership

As retirement specialist advisers shift away from commissioned service and towards relationship-based wealth management and plan design consulting, providers of brokerage and investment management services are making their own changes to attract and retain skilled advice professionals—while protecting their own bottom line.

SEC Issues FAQs About Share Class Selection Disclosure Initiative

If an adviser reduced their fee due to the receipt of 12b-1 fees, the SEC might not ask for any disgorgement; for instance, the SEC says, if an adviser regularly charges an annual management fee of 1.25% of assets but lowered that to 1% in light of the 12b-1 fees, the SEC says it is unlikely to ask for any disgorgement.

It’s Not Déjà Vu, It’s a Brand New Best Interest Rulemaking Debate

The release of a thousand-page "best interest" rulemaking package by the SEC applying to all brokers and investment advisers is being hailed as a victory by some and a deep disappointment by others; either way, it's the start of another long chapter in the epic industry battle over federal conflict of interest regulations.