Merrill Lynch adding human advisers to Guided Investing robo

The advisers will fill a service gap between the firm's purely digital, self-directed robo-adviser and the full-service advisers of Merrill Lynch.


Retirement plan provider sticks with embattled celeb Tony Robbins

The self-help guru is a board member and 30% owner of America's Best 401(k) Company.


LPL cuts ticket charge for some ETFs on key RIA platforms

Transaction charges for three ETF managers will drop 45%.


Redtail isn’t the only firm with cybersecurity issues

Study of 30 mobile apps found vulnerabilities at 29 firms.


How to battle sequence-of-returns risk

Retiring during the longest-running bull market in history can be scary, as some begin to wonder when the good times will end.


Tony Robbins loses role with RIA amid charges of sexual misconduct

Creative Planning had hired the self-help guru three years ago as chief of investor psychology.


DOL sets date to propose new fiduciary rule

The regulation, expected in December, likely will be contoured to the SEC's new advice standards.


House passes SECURE retirement bill with massive bipartisan support

The measure allows small employers to band together to offer plans and raises the RMD age. Another provision eases use of annuities in 401(k)s, which critics say goes too far


SEC sets June 5 date for vote on Regulation Best Interest

Commission adds new item to agenda: Interpretation of broker guidance that qualifies as advice


LPL expanding platform to include employee brokers

The largest IBD in the country has agreed to buy a small broker-dealer in Florida to kick off the new effort.


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