By Dominic Jones on March 24, 2011
A NEW survey has found a sharp increase in the proportion of US financial professionals who are using social media for business purposes, with news monitoring and sharing ranking as the most popular activity.
By Dominic Jones on March 3, 2010
A NEW survey sheds light on the growing independent investment advisor business in the United States and finds that these advisors have little interest in small-cap stocks and prefer large-cap international equities, exchange traded funds (ETFs) and large-cap domestic stocks.
By Dominic Jones on February 17, 2010
An interesting trend that is emerging is the growth of the independent investment advisor also known as a Registered Investment Adviser (RIA). According to Boston-based Cerulli Associates, a research firm, the number of brokers serving individual clients at major firms dropped 14% to less than 55,000 in the three years ending in December 2008, while [...]
By Dominic Jones on October 28, 2009
A YOUNGER generation of U.S. investment advisors is pushing employers and industry regulators to allow them to use social networking websites like Facebook and Twitter to communicate with customers and prospects — and new compliance technologies may soon open the floodgates for them to do so.