How to Avoid Failure to Supervise
“Supervision” is one of those compliance buzzwords that gets tossed around like its meaning is obvious. I submit to you that it is not.
Should You Outsource Your Investment Management?
Depending upon which studies you look at, somewhere between 25% and 50% of all advisors outsource some or all of their investment management functions.
Board to Death: Is the CFP Board’s New Fiduciary Standard Really Better Than No Standard at All?
Back in 2008, the CFP Board announced that it was revising its professional standards to include a requirement that CFPs act as fiduciaries for their clients.
Socially Responsible Investing Starts With the Bottom Line
As mission-focused investing becomes more popular, advisors need to use a financial screen first when looking at potential investments.
Pershing’s New Advisor Tech Experience
If you want to get a glimpse into the future of advisor technology, spend an hour with Ram Nagappan, chief information officer of Pershing.
Wealth Advisor, Heal Thyself: A 5-Question Checkup for Your Firm
Answering these questions will put your firm on the path to a healthy future.
Should You Jump on the Buffer Annuity Bandwagon?
This product offers an appealing cross of annuity products that clients clearly want, but advisors should look before they leap.
How to Make Technology Part of Your M&A Strategy
Technology is not just a way to engage clients; advisors can use it to attract breakaways and scale their practice.
3 Big Trends Driving Retirement Planning in the ‘New Normal’
Advisors’ successful clients learned investing from the “perfect storm” of the late 20th century, but those lessons are outdated, Philip Romero says.
How Should CFP Board Raise Its Standards?
The CFP Board announced Tuesday that it will release a draft of proposed changes to its Standards of Professional Conduct on June 20.