In New Fiduciary World, Should Governance of the CFP Board Be Tweaked?
A veteran planner who spent quality time on the CFP Board and FINRA arb boards suggests CFPs themselves should control the direction of the profession.
Brexit Might Have Cost Banks $165 Billion
Even before Brexit, an NYU model suggested that banks were much more fragile than official stress tests indicated. The reasons for these capital shortfalls vary by each bank's country of origin.
Anatomy of an IRS Phone Scam
Despite the IRS' attempts to shut it down, this scam keeps reappearing. Make sure your clients don't fall for it.
Quiet Trusts Need Not Be Silent: The Delayed Notification Option
The option to delay notification to beneficiaries offers unique advantages, but clients should clearly understand the drawbacks of keeping a trust quiet.
Talking to Your Clients About Performance
Too often when talking about performance, clients receive their information upside down, and it never gets flipped so they can see it correctly.
Community College Students: New Source of Financial Planners?
The American College's Ajamu Loving is looking to expand academic partnerships with community colleges to achieve multiple goals, including cultivating more advisors.
Brexit, Italexit: Investor Stress? Yes. Buying Opportunity? Yes.
As with most negatively perceived market events, investors overreacted to the Brexit news. However, like every other overreaction, this one had a silver lining.
After the DOL Fiduciary Rule, Enter the Fee-Based Variable Annuity
The long-suffering product class may be ripe for a comeback as hefty VA commissions are frowned upon under the DOL rule.
Brexit’s Inevitable Impact: Lower Equity Valuations—Searching for Alpha for July 2016
While lower valuations don't automatically translate to lower stock prices, uncertainty is sure to reign.
How to Reach Out Digitally to Your Clients’ Children
Even advisors who believe their personal and professional relationships with clients couldn’t be stronger are likely leaving relationships untapped and assets on the table.