January 22, 2015
Client confusion over what Social Security agents can and can't do means missed opportunity and money left on the table. Savvy advisors can help.
January 6, 2015
Last year regulators tightened their grip on Wall Street, while banks were caught off guard by emerging cybersecurity and reputational risks.
December 30, 2014
Profitability and control still rank high on the list of reasons advisors go independent, but the ability to have new and better systems – especially software – also plays a compelling part.
December 17, 2014
Biases that arise from misconceptions (and laziness) can do lasting damage to a client's retirement plan and an advisor’s business—the popularity of "file and suspend" is just one example
December 8, 2014
While traditional marketing is still necessary for financial planners who want to thrive and grow, content and credibility marketing with a digital twist are essential. Here are some ideas for advisors.
December 3, 2014
It's impossible to put clients first if advisors offer subpar advice, or ignore the government program altogether.
November 10, 2014
Shaza Andersen recently sent out a companywide email stating that employees who don't deposit their paychecks into a WashingtonFirst account will soon be required to pick up paper checks — from her office.
October 16, 2014
CFP professionals overwhelmingly value the certification: 92% say they are very satisfied with their decision to pursue it, and 97% chose to retain their certification last year.
September 10, 2014
A new research paper identifies several elements tied to the most satisfied dealmakers. See the takeaways for advisors.
September 8, 2014
For advisors looking to break out of wirehouses, legacy firms or banks, going independent doesn’t necessarily mean they have to go it alone.
September 8, 2014
Dodd-Frank has failed to solve the too big to fail problem, according to consultant J.V. Rizzi — and some of the best solutions, like breaking up the banks, are also the most unlikely.
September 4, 2014
Some institutions strongly oppose personalized marketing efforts, which causes branch teams to live in fear of breaking marketing rules and become complacent with the status quo.
September 3, 2014
While customers were losing faith in banks, they were falling in love with tech. Banks will have to start changing their message if they're going to catch up, according to consultant Chiaki Nishino.
David G. Barnes
August 27, 2014
Pride, greed, sloth and envy are just a few of the potential stumbling blocks in the management of banks' bond portfolios, writes investment advisor David Barnes.
August 11, 2014
Advisors must make several key business decisions to go independent, says Shirl Penney, founder of Dynasty Financial Partners.