The Medium Is the Message, When the Subject Is Investor Protection
The Committee for the Fiduciary Standard suggests mainstream media have an important role in investor protection, but I wonder if the emphasis is misplaced.
Why I’m Excited About My Newest Tech Purchase
With an eMoney subscription, I’ll be able to exchange data between my custodian and Morningstar Advisor Workstation and, I hope, seamlessly update clients' financial plans.
Women Need to Talk More About Money: Fidelity
Less than half of women said they were confident talking about money and investments with a professional, a Fidelity survey found.
How to Sell Your ‘Invisible’ Services to Prospective Clients
A 1999 book by Harry Beckwith provides remarkable insights into marketing an intangible service like financial planning. Beware: they're not choosing you for your brilliance.
If You Can’t Beat Robo-Advisors, Become One
AutoPilot aims to provide advisors with their own private-labeled automated asset management engine to neutralize the robo-advisor threat.
How to Get Men to Give to the Poor
Men showed less empathy and generosity than women in a Stanford study about giving to the poor, but one type of appeal closed the gap.
Bank of America Mixed Serious Banking and Fun Swaps
There is a widespread belief that banks shouldn't be using insured deposits to fund the creepy activities of their bond-trader and investment-banker colleagues.
Wall Street Finally Blinks in Fiduciary Standoff
The securities industry has done a masterful job of deflecting initiatives to force firms to act in clients' best interest. Is it different this time?
Is Mobile Technology a Threat to Advisors? It Shouldn’t Be
Here are some ways advisors can use mobile technology to up their game and strengthen relationships with clients.
Fiduciary Best Practices: Talking to the Mailman in Kansas City
While our Best Practices are crafted mainly to help investors evaluate financial professionals, they also serve a larger purpose.