New research has found that complex investment strategies in mutual funds lead to underperformance and higher fees
A survey of client attrition rates for 2014 may, in fact, represent a turning point for the industry as it prepares for fallout from regulatory change.
The Smith Manoeuvre is complicated enough but a so-called “Smith-Snyder Manoeuvre” has landed one MFDA advisor in hot water for failing to explain how much leveraging is required.
New numbers are quantifying the kind of chop to mutual fund sales advisors may experience post-CRM2 implementation.
A San Diego company is taking automated advice to the next level and it could be good for independent advisors.
For the first time since the 2008 recession the Federal Reserve today has signaled that it’s willing to bring an end to near-zero percent interest rates.
Fund company moves quickly placing its National Sales Manager in the President's suite.
An advisor who’s seen the carnage of UK regulatory reform up close is expecting to see as big as a 25 per cent cull of advisors if the OSC moves to drop embedded commissions.
Former Green Bay Packer tackle gets swept up in another case of advisor gone rogue.
An unintended consequence of CRM2 could see advisors move their wealth management clients from mutual funds into segregated funds eliminating the need for MFDA, IIROC and OSC accountability.
All the heat’s on embedded commission guys, but one flat-fee advisor is pointing to the kind of damage an unscrupulous fee-based player can cause investors.