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.
After years of research, the national leaders in Social Security planning have developed a new process to identify and compare optimal claiming strategies, which improves the quality of advice and planning efficiency of the advisor. Download this whitepaper and learn about this patented approach to determining an optimal Social Security strategy for your clients.
When you become a Registered Investment Advisor (RIA), you control your business and can serve clients the way you want. From branding to pricing, youre in charge of key decisions. But with this freedom come additional legal and regulatory responsibilities. The choices you make during your transition will impact your business far into the future. Making thoughtful decisions around partnerships, structure, and insurance is vital to your businesss long-term prosperity.
In the aftermath of the 2008 global economic crisis, financial services firms devoted massive amounts of energy and resources toward recovering and coping with new regulatory reforms.
As a result, other business priorities, such as keeping up with and investing in cutting-edge technology, took a back seat. Against this backdrop, a dramatic revolution in financial technologyfintechis rapidly unfolding.
Financial advisor acquisitions are multiplying, and its vital that advisors understand what separates a truly successful acquisition from the rest. In this white paper, we explore commissioned research to learn how to find the right match and manage the transition successfully so your acquisition results in a deal that retains clients and boosts your bottom line. Learn what it means to make an alpha acquisition.
Banks and Financial Institutions typically require a lot of documentation and security for transactions - whether opening a new account or applying for a loan. Straight through processing is an ideal and effective way to manage the large volume of financial documentation. Don't be left out-read this whitepaper to learn how straight through processing with electronic signatures can accelerate transaction cycle times, reduce costs, and create a better customer experience.