Why Clients Need Help With Family Governance Many clients don't know this area of expertise exists, but they know they need help with it, says Paul Pagnato, whose Pagnato-Karp Group works with UHNW families. Here's how advisors can help clients with family governance.
How Can Advisors Detect Lying Clients? Many of the methods commonly used to tell if someone is lying don't actually work, says Jason Voss of the CFA Institute. Here are some techniques to help financial professionals improve their ability to detect deception.
Why is it so hard to talk to clients about fees? Cathy Curtis, a San Francisco Bay Area planner and the founder of Curtis Financial Planning, explains how full disclosure can help bring the right clients through your door.
Viewing a client's total wealth helps advisors build better portfolios. David Blanchett, head of retirement research at Morningstar, explains why advisors must consider human capital, real estate and other risk factors to build truly diversified portfolios.
Another breakaway wirehouse team, another consulting firm smoothing the way.
Last week saw the launch of Encompass Wealth Advisors, a former Morgan Stanley team that managed $650 million. The group made the transition with the help of consulting firm tru Independence, which also used the occasion to announce its own entry into the market for servicing wirehouse advisors going independent.
Many independent advisors say they consider themselves fiduciaries, even if they arent legally obligated to adhere to that standard of care. So why are so many opposed to the DoL's expected proposal? more »
As part of the FP50, Financial Planning tracks the percentage of reps producing more than $150,000. Many of the firms with the greatest number of top producers, it turns out, are smaller boutique firms. more »