Fidelity has updated its quarterly analysis of the average retirement savings balances across its book of business, and the results are once again quite encouraging.
Additional information RIAs must now disclose on the Form ADV may help the SEC develop an automated system to single out firms for examination.
Broker/dealers (B/Ds) can address new regulatory pressures, and new competition, by enhancing their value proposition and embracing technology, a report by Cerulli suggests.
“The midsized plan asset segment is representative of the DC market segment in which the boutique DC consultant is most prevalent and growing its marketshare,” Cerulli reports.
Envoy Advisory submitted an offer of settlement which the SEC accepted.
Cetera Expands Retirement Business; Mercer Expands Leadership in Detroit Office; OneAmerica Names West Coast Relationship Executive.
Veirphy Analytics Names Chief Growth Officer; Newfleet Brings on Head of Institutional Business Development; Lincoln Financial Group Hires Retirement Planning Leader; and more.
Informational materials on the redesigned site include “how to” articles and case studies.
The most popular practice management programs this past year dealt with Social Security and managing portfolios in light of uncertainty in the markets.
There were 44 transactions in the first quarter, up 29% from 34 in the first quarter of 2016.
The digital solution will allow advisers to help visualize their risk tolerance alongside recommended portfolio allocations.
The software would allow RIAs to pull client data into illustrative planning technology.
Data provided by Fidelity shows organic growth among RIA firms dropped again in 2015; yet there is reluctance to take on major change in terms of pricing and value proposition.
In the retirement planning and investment industry of the near- and long-term future, providers’ motivations will play a deep role in determining success.
In addition to offering retirement-guidance to university employees, Provizr also offers an automated portfolio-management option.
The firm announced availability of a new suite of resources and tools to help independent financial advisers develop, strengthen and maintain their cybersecurity defense.
Multiple broker/dealers are gaining access to fi360’s Fiduciary Essentials for Advisors program.
Cerulli Associates also found that 67% of national sales managers rank increasing the technical skills of existing wholesalers as a major priority.
The partnership is aimed at developing a program that “sets a new standard in fiduciary education and best practices.”
The independent broker/dealer network is making a team of technology experts available to help advisers utilize new client service and practice management technology platforms.