Will CFP Board Make History?
The standards move financial planners towards professionalism on a number of fronts, but more steps need to be taken in three areas.
Opening New Accounts Is About to Get a Lot Easier
According to Gartner, the No. 1 area of technology investments being made by financial services companies these last several years is improving firms’ ability to more quickly and seamlessly onboard new clients.
Regulatory Considerations When Bringing On a New Advisor
There are many legal and compliance considerations to keep in mind when adding an advisor to your firm.
When Should Small Businesses Convert SEPs to 401(k)s?
Some small business owners may have started out with a SEP IRA for convenience, but circumstances change.
Controlling Workers: More Money Is Really Not the Solution
One of the most common issues that advisory firm owners contact me about is changing the behavior of some or all of their employees.
What’s an Aging Advisor to Do? Join an RIA
After helping retiring clients for their whole career, many veteran advisors may not know how to help themselves in the midst of a changed industry.
The Case of the Mysterious Best-Interest Standard
I recently received an email from an advisor who is upset about Labor's fiduciary rule and came up with some creative ways to express it.
The Terrible Twos: The Key Decision Point for Advisory Business Growth
The advisory business has matured to the point where more than a few businesses have reached $1 billion in client AUM. That’s the good news.
4 Reasons Your Video Marketing Is Failing
So, you’re thinking about making a video for your practice. Well, good news. You’re on the right track.
Enhancing Your Business with SRI and Technology
Advisors are facing two industry revolutions: First, clients have embraced technology faster than the financial services industry can keep pace with it.