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.
Citigroup assets at its Asian wealth management businesses climbed to a record $251 billion at the end of May as U.S. and European banks have been seeking to boost their wealth businesses in Asia to tap rising affluence in economies from China to Southeast Asia. more »
Like the Postal Service, small banks must radically change their business model, expect more consolidations and mergers, focus on critical services and avoid relying on the U.S. government for help - it could make things worse. more »
Upstate New York banker John Buhrmaster discusses the regulatory challenges small banks face, his issues with big banks and why smaller banks need to take a serious look at charging more for the services they offer. more »
Banks that want to expand via M&A will face a special challenge in 2014. The failed-bank market has quieted, but regulatory costs and other factors that are expected to drive open-bank M&A haven't coalesced quite yet, says bank M&A advisor Randy Dennis. more »
Investors paid the most in a year this month to hedge against swings in U.S. financial shares amid speculation that increased regulation and a reduction in Federal Reserve stimulus will hurt revenue. more »