Bigger isn’t always better when it comes to alternative investments

In recent years, retail alternative investment products, along with the companies that package them, have come under siege from regulators, investors, the press and even some advisers. None of this is a secret, and, quite frankly, some of the criticism has been well-deserved, as we’ve seen offerings that were poorly designed, not well-vetted or improperly…

Choosing An Independent Broker-Dealer With Significant Advisor Ownership

By Clive Slovin From Investment News: Broker-dealers in the independent space have often been owned by the shareholders of large, publicly traded companies, diversified financial product companies or private equity firms. Each approach has its own strengths, but if the experience of the independent advisors in the field means anything, all of the above ownership models…

Grow your practice by developing your administrative support team

By Clive Slovin From Investment News: In my travels to various industry gatherings in recent years, I have met with an increasing number of independent financial advisors — even some longtime veterans of the industry — plagued by the same problem. While they’ve built successful businesses and established many lasting relationships, their practices have hit…