Do Solo Advisors Have a Future? The industry has largely moved to a team model, but some advisors may finish out their careers as 'bachelors,' says John Taft, CEO of RBC's U.S. wealth management division.
Citigroup assets at its Asian wealth management businesses climbed to a record $251 billion at the end of May as U.S. and European banks have been seeking to boost their wealth businesses in Asia to tap rising affluence in economies from China to Southeast Asia. more »
Community banks and credit unions need to recognize and tout the distinct advantages they offer advisors as they compete with bigger financial institutions for top talent, says Frank Smith, vice president of Recruitment at LPL Financial Institution Services. more »
Like the Postal Service, small banks must radically change their business model, expect more consolidations and mergers, focus on critical services and avoid relying on the U.S. government for help - it could make things worse. more »
Upstate New York banker John Buhrmaster discusses the regulatory challenges small banks face, his issues with big banks and why smaller banks need to take a serious look at charging more for the services they offer. more »
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