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Dan Overbey, president of BISA, and president and CEO of Atlantic Capital Advisors, outlines his top three issues regarding long-term training for bank advisors.
To meet the cultural challenges of merging the operations of a bank and RIA, Beacon Trust keeps the businesses separate with the advisors at a different location.
Banks need more advisors and have the business to support a bigger headcount, but many are too busy chasing only the best producers, leaving them in a Catch-22 where they can’t staff up enough to see real growth.
Longtime recruiters in the advisory industry have been pointing toward a day of reckoning for years—and it couldn’t have come at a worse time.
The banks between $33 billion and $180 billion in deposits lose ground to their bigger and smaller competitors in appealing to small businesses.
Mass-affluent investors are a confused group, so advisors need to set clear expectations about the markets, as well as the help they can provide.
Many bank advisors don’t fully understand why their banks are working to reduce foot traffic at the branch—and how it could actually benefit them.
The real forces that will define the bank advisory channel in the near future and separate the winners from the losers will come from outside the bank's walls. Still broadly an issue of corporate culture, this struggle will coalesce around the overall culture of the advisory industry—and business in general.
Learn to delegate and trust others to assist you.
It seems that the bank channel has experienced a failure to communicate.
Managing people is almost impossible to do well. And for senior management, finding qualified people to hold mid-level management positions is difficult as well.
Regulators have a difficult and thankless job. In the advisory industry, with thousands of people, regulators are tasked with creating a universal minimum threshold of service and competence.
People underestimate the chances of dying from likely causes, like heart failure, while overestimating the chances of dying from an unlikely cause, like murder. This can cause big mistakes in retirement planning.
Deciding when to claim Social Security is one of the biggest financial decisions your clients will ever make and you need to be able to frame the discussion properly in order to help.
New skills and new training are necessary for advisors to succeed in today's market, but banks and broker-dealers have not made it a top priority.
Despite some bright spots, the bank channel has some surprising areas in need of improvement, according survey findings unveiled at the annual review-and-preview at this week's BISA conference.