Client Prospecting in 2015: 4 Steps to Success
To take your prospecting to a deeper level, begin by categorizing and finish by blocking and tackling.
3 Misconceptions About Asset Protection
You can protect clients' assets from lawsuits and creditors without hidden accounts, secret agreements or fraudulent transfers. But advance planning is critical.
Broker Movement May Well Have a Banner Year in 2015
Recruiting packages likely won't get any better, and watch for the continuing rise of the "Super Independents."
Are Actively Managed ETFs Really the Next Big Thing?
There are some benefits, yes, but also some drawbacks that mitigate the cost and tax benefits of traditional ETFs.
5 Hot Retirement Planning Topics for 2015
QLACs and split 401(k) rollovers are just two of the top retirement planning trends that your clients need to be aware of.
Questions to Ask When Building or Structuring Your Team. Part II—The Specifics
A successful team will be able to discover how they click and why, and know what characteristics of your team relationships most limit your success.
Magic Johnson Gives Advice to TDAI Advisors
For one thing, the NBA Hall of Famer argues that you shouldn’t “love what you own.” He’s followed that advice in his post-basketball serial entrepreneur career.
The Institute’s Fiduciary Best Practices: What’s Missing?
Practices proposed by the Institute for the Fiduciary Standard are a great start, but can employee brokers really be expected to be fiduciaries for clients?
A Simple Strategy for Achieving Clients’ Charitable Goals: the Donor-Advised Fund
Your clients don’t need the mega-wealth of a Warren Buffett to have philanthropic aspirations, nor need they worry about complicated giving strategies.
4 Investing Strategies Bogle Gets Wrong: Ritholtz
Vanguard founder John Bogle is an investing legend, Barry Ritholtz writes, but some of his investment philosophies need updating.