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.
Is there a better model for retirement planning? Michael Falk, partner with Focus Consulting Group, explains why advisors should shift their focus from stockpiling assets to covering clients' expenses.
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.
Ameriprise's executive vice president says the firm has spent a lot of resources, especially in the major markets and major cities, establishing training programs to bring new advisors into this business. more »
The Women Advisors Forum in Chicago brought advisors and industry leaders together to talk about topics such as boosting assets and women's participation in the business. Here are some of the smartest comments heard at the conference. more »
Advisors spend plenty of time focusing on their clients' long-term plans, but what about the future of their firms? Here are five strategies, common among top firms, that advisors can institute to expand their practices. more »