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The SEC issued cybersecurity guidelines as it prepares to look at over 50 investment advisors and broker-dealers on the issue, which is gaining increasing prominence at the agency.
Charles Schwab reported its first-quarter income grew 58 percent from a year ago, partly propelled by growth in client assets, brokerage accounts and trading activity.
Investor satisfaction with the overall full-service investments industry has risen for the third consecutive year, according to a J.D. Power survey.
Fidelity Investments said it is exploring the creation of a new trading venue with other asset managers, as U.S. regulators investigate high-frequency trading.
Financial advisors are enjoying asset-based compensation that is at the highest it's been since 2007, but they are largely failing to modernize their operations, according to a Fidelity study.
Although their AUM and revenue rose, financial advisors saw client retention rates and average revenue on assets drop last year, according to PriceMetrix.
Advisors Michael Kitces and Alan Moore have launched the XY Planning Network, a turn-key platform that is designed to support fee-only advisors on Generations X and Y.
Chairman Charles Schwab and CEO Walt Bettinger said high-frequency traders were "gaming the system" and "undermining investor confidence in the fairness of the markets.”
First Allied is expanding its mentoring program to help new women advisors enter the field.
Summit Financial, based in Lafayette, La., has joined Focus Financial, an international partnership of independent wealth management firms.
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