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.
The U.S. Supreme Court will consider giving 401(k) participants more power to sue their plans over investments that impose excessive fees, accepting an appeal tied to a wave of suits against employers. more »
Unknown health care costs are regarded by many as the biggest threat to retirement plans. At the same time, shifts in the industry are changing advisors' options to help clients plan for the costs of extended health care. Here are the most critical factors advisors should keep in mind about long-term care. more »
As clients near retirement, many are eager to address their future cash-flow needs. Based on our reporting, here are some of the best ways advisors can help clients generate income in retirement. more »
The final IRS longevity annuity regulations create an important option for retirees with 401(k), 403(b), 457(b) or IRA accounts who are worried about outliving their assets. Here's what advisors should know about qualified longevity annuity contracts. more »