It also helps wealth management RIAs be better prepared for examinations.
Strong market conditions, increased competition from buyers and favorable deals for sellers laid the foundation for the activity, according to the latest data published by Echelon Partners.
For those looking to be acquired, growth is key, says a BNY Mellon Pershing executive.
Since winning the 2019 PLANSPONSOR Retirement Plan Adviser Mega Team of the Year award, Bukaty Companies Financial Services was acquired by employee benefits giant OneDigital, greatly expanding the services it can now offer clients.
Data shared by the Investment Adviser Association shows the number of SEC-registered investment advisers continues to grow at a steady pace, reaching yet another record high at the end of 2019.
Experts say it’s a seller’s market, and the consolidation of the industry will yield better services for retirement plan participants.
Larger, more established firms are acquiring wealth management and RIA firms.
After a record year for wealth management M&As in 2019, Fidelity expects the momentum will continue into 2020.
Leading up to its own acquisition by the larger Broadridge organization, Fi360 had been actively acquiring other fiduciary solutions firms, aiming to build a comprehensive suite of RIA services.
Plan advisers and adviser teams looking to be considered for our 2020 Top 100 Retirement Plan Adviser listing must complete the first step in this process by end-of-day Wednesday, September 25.
With the acquisition of Washington Financial Group, HUB International has made public the first of a series of significant anticipated acquisitions of Global Retirement Partners firms.
One in five U.S. adults currently assists an older family member with daily tasks or housing, according to a new survey from RBC Wealth Management; in addition to causing stress and anxiety, the impact of caregiving can be significant on an individual’s financial health.
Fidelity’s 2019 Wealth Management M&A Transaction Report shows there were 23 RIA deals inked during the year worth $1 billion or more.
Attorneys warn the “other shoe has dropped” in the SEC’s special Share Class Disclosure Initiative—and RIAs that did not self-report potential 12b-1 fee disclosure violations are now being investigated.
According to the SEC’s strategic outline, when Main Street investors seek professional advice, their choices “all too often are not as clear as they should be.”