A former Securities and Exchange Commission litigator who was at the regulator during the transition from the Clinton administration to the Bush administration considers what might happen when Democratic President-elect Joe Biden takes office.
Putnam executives Mark McKenna and Rene Taber explain why LinkedIn has emerged as the social media platform of choice for financial advisers—and why many advisers are now paying for LinkedIn’s premium features.
After exploring a number of large benefits firms that they thought could be potential purchasers, last September, the former PLANSPONSOR Retirement Plan Adviser Team of the Year closed on a deal with HUB International.
One difference between now and 2008 in terms of running an advisory practice is the “technology dividend,” says John Barry, that year’s winner of the PLANSPONSOR Retirement Plan Adviser of the Year award.
2007 PLANSPONSOR Plan Adviser of the Year Chad Larsen remained independent until last September, when HUB International acquired his firm. He says the past 13 years have been ‘a great time to be in this business.’
The coronavirus has brought a cooling of the pace of M&A, questions about remote work and concerns about what a slowdown in growth could mean for those advisory firms that have been pushing hard for scale.