Business Transitions

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Russell Investments May Be Up For Sale For $1.4 Billion


The London Stock Exchange Group Plc plans to put Russell Investments up for sale in mid-February and hopes to fetch around $1.4 billion for the unit, two sources say

Advent Software May Be Acquired For About $2.3 Billion


SS&C Technologies Holdings is seeking to acquire Advent Software Inc., a major technology provider for financial advisors, according to a person with knowledge of the matter.

CFP Board Has New Chair

by FA Staff

Richard P. Rojeck assumes the role of chair of the Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards' board of directors.

Canada's RBC Targets U.S. Wealthy With $5.4B City National Deal


Royal Bank of Canada is pushing deeper into the U.S. wealth management business, with plans to buy Los Angeles's City National Corp.

Broadridge To Acquire Trade Processing Business From M&T Bank

by FA Staff

Upon closing of the transaction, the combined platforms will have more than $290 billion in assets under administration.

Cadwalader Law Firm Partner Bolts For Asset Manager


Jim Woolery, who was expected to become chairman of Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft in 2015, is leaving to join Hudson Executive Capital.

Savant Capital Buys Windy City-Area Accounting Firm


The RIA giant makes a left turn and buys another Chicagoland firm focusing on accounting, tax and payroll.

Part 1: How To Position Your Firm As A Strategic Buyer In 2015

by Jeremy Holly

Here are five steps advisory firms can take to make sure they can buy another business.

Successful Continuity Planning: The Right Funding Source Can Make The Difference

by David Grau Sr.

Financial advisors and their designated successors can avoid many common pitfalls if they have a good plan in place should an owner suddenly depart the business.

Six Steps To Creating The Best Possible Continuity Plan

by David Grau Sr.

The biggest threat to independent firms with one primary advisor is what will happen if that person suddenly dies or is disabled, says this expert.

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