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When advisors land new clients, setting crystal clear expectations right off the bat can be critical to the relationship's success. Here are some tips.
Many advisors have not formalized their client communication practices, a misstep that could hamper long-term business success, according to a recent FPA study.
The proposal prohibits brokers from arranging for the expungement of customer complaints as part of arbitration settlements.
Comprehensive planning is catching on with advisors -- and their clients. But it can be labor intensive, requiring that a practice add more resources and staff.
Here are the smartest tips and tricks we’ve heard recently.
Comprehensive financial planning isn't just good for clients. It's also good for business -- and advisors and their firms are paying attention.
Variable annuity net sales were in negative territory for the second straight quarter in early 2014.
Advisors can enhance their branding by personalizing their practice more. Here are some ways to develop your personal approach.
The European Central Bank's historic step announced Thursday slashing its interest rate on deposits to negative territory at -0.1% caught the attention of U.S. advisors, but whether the move will result in any major portfolio changes is still to be determined.
HighTower has added a Merrill Lynch team with nearly $300 million in assets to its new network aimed at breakaway independents.
Generational wealth transfers can play a large role in the future growth of advisory firms -- but woe to those firms that aren't prepared for it. A few planners share their strategies.
After making recent waves with retail acquisitions, Nicholas Schorsch's RCS Capital Holdings is adding its first wholesaling broker-dealer to a growing portfolio.
A new study reveals an ongoing downward trend in expense ratios for equity mutual funds.
A new RIA in North Carolina formed by three recently departed wirehouse advisors has chosen to affiliate with Raymond James' custodian group.
Universal life insurance policies written decades ago when the average life expectancy was lower when interests rates were high are now causing headaches for financial advisors when planning for their clients' trusts and estates.
Read the best and most eye-opening takeaways from IMCA's annual conference, held this week in Boston.
When it comes to technology, advisors need to focus less on increasing efficiency and more on engaging clients.
Merrill Lynch has scooped up two advisors with $3 billion in assets under management from rival wirehouse giants UBS and Deutsche Bank.
Donald Runkle, who spent nearly 11 years as Raymond James Financial Services' chief compliance officer, resigned; the firm provided no explanation for the departure.