Why Aren’t CFPs Always Subject to a Fiduciary Standard?
The CFP Board's rules on the matter are hard to discern, owing in no small part to essential details appearing separately in three different places.
Six Do’s and Don’ts for Advisor Due Diligence
The key is to tailor a due diligence program to your specific practice and the potential risk posed by each third-party service provider.
Hispanic, Minority-Owned Businesses an Untapped Advisor Opportunity
Advisor James Perez-Foster encourages advisors to start serving this fast-growing small business segment, as he has done with much success.
3 Takeaways From Oil’s Price Swoon: Searching for Alpha for December 2014
Are lower prices a boon or a bust for the economy and markets? Plus, how the indexes performed in November.
Court Blocks Restrictive State Medicaid Annuity Practices
An Ohio federal court ruling suggests the way may be clearing for clients who wish to use Medicaid-compliant annuities in their long-term care planning.
In Search of the Best Financial Planning Software: My Choice
As my practice has grown so has my need for a better financial planning tool. I think I've got one, if a few details can be ironed out.
Ritholtz: The Black Friday Hoax
Industry predictions of holiday sales range from wild guesses to complete fabrications, Barry Ritholtz writes.
How Fiduciary Advisors Can Change Wall Street—Again
Ron Rogé and NAPFA pushed, and the public pulled, big brokerages to adopt an AUM model. The same can be done with a fiduciary standard.
Clients Showing Signs of Dementia: The Advisor’s Role
Don’t drop your aging clients at the first sign of cognitive impairment. Alternatives exist if you’re prepared.
4 Lessons Peyton Manning Can Teach Advisory Firm Owners
Once a firm owner decides to grow the firm beyond some clerical help, a successful advisory firm is a team game.