A Fiduciary Standard May Leave Some Investors Out of Luck
The fiduciary standard may bring a higher level of service to some investors, but it may also inadvertently leave many out in the cold.
Managing the Risks While Renovating the House
Exposure for high-net-worth clients renovating their homes comes before, during and after the actual work. Risk #1: the general contractor.
Make the DOL Fiduciary Headlines Work for Your Retirement Practice
Advisors can use the current media focus on fiduciary standards and retirement planning to fuel their growth.
Advisor Compensation: The Value of Investing in Talent
For RIAs, attracting and retaining top talent is more competitive than ever, but it’s also more important than ever.
The WSJ’s Public Service on Fiduciary Standard: Lifting the Veil
The five arguments made by Journal editors that they got partly wrong, wrong and confused and just plain wrong.
The CRT: Give to Charity, Supplement Retirement Income
There’s been a resurgence of interest in the charitable remainder trust—here’s how to determine if it’s appropriate for your clients.
The Case Against Fee Disclosure: Good Idea; Bad Timing
Should RIAs increase fee disclosures to clients? It's a good idea, but considering the brokerage industry's marketing expertise, now may not be the right time.
More Asian-Americans Likely to Become Advisors
The challenges and benefits of providing financial advice will lead to more Asians becoming advisors, says planner George Dang.
Your Tax Planning Role When Clients Move to Another State
You may not be a CPA or tax expert, but you can play a key role in your clients' tax planning when they're planning to move for retirement.
Annuitizing the Inheritance: Tips and Tricks to Get It Right
Many clients wish to protect heirs by providing structure to the way assets are inherited. One commonly used tool can provide the solution: the annuity.