Make the DOL Fiduciary Headlines Work for Your Retirement Practice
Advisors can use the current media focus on fiduciary standards and retirement planning to fuel their growth.
The WSJ 's Public Service on Fiduciary Standard: Lifing the Veil
The five arguments made by Journal editors that they got partly wrong, wrong and confused and just plain wrong.
The Case Against Fee Disclosure: Good Idea; Bad Timing
Should RIAs increase fee disclosures to clients? It's a good idea, but considering the brokerage industry's marketing expertise, now may not be the right time.
More Asian-Americans Likely to Become Advisors
The challenges and benefits of providing financial advice will lead to more Asians becoming advisors, says planner George Dang.
Twitter: A Powerful Social Media Tool Advisors Can’t Ignore
Using these Twitter “listening tips” will help you better understand your industry, clients and prospects.
Best Practices for Advisory Firm Partnerships
Across industries, more than 70% of M&A deals fail, financially speaking. Michael Kitces discusses a new paper on common triggers of problems.
Gifts and Entertainment: SEC Reminds Advisors of the Rules
An SEC Guidance Update is a good reminder of the G&E limitations on funds and their advisors; RIAs and BDs should take heed as well.
Minimize Execution Error in Your Practice’s Vital Processes
Make sure you have repeatable, written processes to ensure success, and block out time to complete those processes. No more excuses.
Why Advisors Attend Conferences Now: Next-Gen Recruiting
And who is helping advisors with this mission? As shown by its words and actions, TD Ameritrade stands out.
11 Reasons Why Putting Brokerage Clients’ Interests First Is a Bad Idea
The reasons raised by the brokerage industry against DOL’s fiduciary proposal are good, but out of the goodness of my heart, I offer some more.