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M and A
February 20, 2024

Private Equity’s Iron Grip On RIAs Grows

Fresh data shows that in 2023, and early this year, private equity is an increasingly dominant player in mergers and acquisitions involving registered investment advisors. We probe what's going on. ...

Company Profiles
February 8, 2024

IQ-EQ Says US Wealth, Family Offices Sector Holds Big Opportunities

We talk to the group about its views on the potential, and the needs, of sectors such as US family offices. The firm has been in expansion mode worldwide, including North America. ...

Strategy
January 24, 2024

Need For Tech Integration – And Human Connection – Tops T3 Agenda

Our US correspondent has been attending an annual conference – based in Las Vegas – to hear discussions about the wealth sector and talk to industry figures on the topics that most concern them. ...

Wealth Strategies
January 23, 2024

Three Questions For Lazard’s Casey Whalen

Regular FWR contributor and editorial board member Joe Reilly sits down with a figure in the US family office and wealth sector to discuss endowment models of investment, governance and alignment of interests. ...

Company Profiles
January 22, 2024

Insurance Sales Process Ripe For Revolution

The way that insurance is sold needs to be changed. Fees and pricing are opaque, which leads to conflicts of interest and a less efficient market than should be the case, argues a figure involved in a new busine...

Compliance
January 18, 2024

EXCLUSIVE: Finding Compliance Nuggets Amid 24/7 News Torrent

We talk to Dow Jones about the work it does in collating, screening and digesting a vast haul of daily news so that banks and others can keep abreast of risks, comply with rules, and safeguard their businesses a...

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M and A
March 1, 2024

Wealth Advisors Expect Slower M&A, Future Leaders Face Affordability Challenge – Study

A variety of forces mean that the vigorous M&A activity that has been a feature of the North American wealth industry was seen as likely to fade somewhat. One issue raised in the study was how firms think the fu...

ESG
March 1, 2024

Dynasty Unveils "Trailblazer Series" For Women's History Month

The program comes at a time when there is still a need to bring more women into the private banking, wealth management and advisory space, and cater to a rising cohort of HNW female clients. ...

Family Office
March 1, 2024

New Preqin Report Shows Rise In Family Offices

Preqin, a specialist in alternatives data and insight, has recently published its "Fundraising from Family Offices: A guide to raising capital report." ...

People Moves
March 1, 2024

Who's Moving Where In Wealth Management? – Ameriprise, Raymond James

The latest moves and appointments in wealth management in the UK, the rest of Europe, the Middle East and other select locations. ...

Statistics
March 1, 2024

Art Leads "Investments Of Passion" But Luxury Sector Has Muted 2023

While the world of art investment set strong figures for 2023, the overall picture for luxury items and and collectibles, such as fine wine, classic cars and apparel was muted last year, according to Knight Fran...

Financial Results
February 29, 2024

Wealth Management Net Income Drops At RBC

One of Canada's main banks reported wealth and other results for a quarter period that ends on January 31, 2024.       ...