From Financial Pupil to Financial Planner
A young planner shares her experience moving up the ranks from a financial planning student to a full-fledged advisor.
Navigators: How to Guide Clients Through Big Life Changes
A new certification helps advisors with the human side of guiding clients through major transitions like retirement.
Where Do We Go From Here?
Predictions are inherently tricky business.
Finke: When Municipal Bonds Get Exciting
Munis can hold considerable attraction, under the right circumstances.
How the Age Wave Is Remaking Financial Advice
For advisors, growing numbers of older Americans mean new responsibilities—and golden opportunities.
Are Privately Owned Broker-Dealers a Dying Breed?
With the recent sales of broker-dealers, have you noticed how many BDs in the top 50 are privately owned?
Strategic Beta: What Investors Need to Know
As strategic, or "smart," beta strategies become more popular, make sure you know what you’re getting into, Schwab's Tony Davidow writes in Investment Advisor.
Rodriguez, Faber, Arnott: Research’s 2015 Prediction Panel
John Buckingham and Nicole Gelinas round out Research’s expert investment roundtable, assessing opportunities and risks for the coming year.
Are Nontraded REITs Right for Clients?
These instruments have an appeal, but their lack of transparency is troubling, Michael Finke writes.
How to Start Your Own RIA Firm
So you want to be an RIA? Here are the business and legal considerations to address before hanging up your shingle.