Does Your Advisory Firm Really Have an Answer for the Robo Threat?
AssetMark's "purpose-based" module has a language and approach that are different enough to resonate with a different set of planners — and clients.
Advisor Future Shock: Rising to the Robo Challenge
“Futurists don’t know any more about the future than anyone else,” said Alvin Toffler, “but good ones know a lot more" about the present.
Not So Fast: Maybe Consumers Aren't as Dumb as We Seem
I’ve never been a fan of standardized tests. The “best” answer depends at least as much on the test taker's knowledge and understanding of the test creator.
2015: They Were Doing What? Robos, Flat Fees and Fiduciary
In a reminiscent mood, looking back at the trends of 2015 and what they mean for individual advisors and the profession.
The Non-Promise of Portfolio Growth for Clients
My mistake. Advisors of course can't promise clients future results. And yet, what's the better word to describe the client-advisor relationship?
Follow the (Proprietary) Money: The Curious Case of Broker Johnny Burris
A JPMorgan broker’s experience is further evidence of why the sale of financial products does not mix well with the delivery of fiduciary advice.
Fiduciary vs. Broker: It’s a Matter of Cost
Here's what I think caused the rift between brokers and their BDs.
Rethinking Best Practices for Fiduciaries
The FPA won a 2007 lawsuit stopping the SEC from expanding the broker exemption, but was it a victory for investors?
Tech Support: New Website Connects Advisors With Services
I’ve written before that technology gave rise to the independent advisory industry.
Are Brokers Really as Anti-DOL Fiduciary as Their BDs?
Brokers are the men and women on the front lines of where a DOL fiduciary rule would be played out. What's their perspective?