DC Update on SEC User Fees, an SRO and Third-Party Exams
It will be difficult to enact any legislation in this Congress, but I predict that the RIA user fee bill will gain co-sponsors, including Republicans.
Fiduciary-Only Advisors: Of Attorneys, 'Agents' and Schmucks
Readers of my recent blogs had some interesting responses (with colorful language) about the viability of my suggested designation of 'Fiduciary-Only Advisors.'
Advisor: Do You Have an Abundance or a Scarcity Mindset?
What's true for clients is true for advisors. How you view the world—with an abundance or a scarcity mindset—makes a difference in your behavior. Choose.
One Golf Course That's Great for Stock Tips
The Oakley Country Club in Watertown, Massachusetts, would seem to be the biggest hotbed of alleged insider trading since SAC Capital.
The Four Traits of the ‘Perfect Advisor’
While investors may have a hard time finding "perfect" advisors, is there another trait they should be seeking?
3 Key Steps to Jump-Start Your Business Using Social Media
Advisors who set aside just a small amount of time can maintain their social media presence and reap the rewards of new clients.
A 5-Step Process to Utilize Your Existing Technology: Level 3 – Building Processes Into Your CRM
In the third post in our series, we focus on how to build processes into your customer relationship management software. It's easier than it sounds.
Growing Your Advisory Firm by Recruiting the 'Right-Fit' Advisor
How to find and add the right advisor, experienced or young, to your firm for growth now and succession planning later.
Can a ‘Fiduciary-Only’ Advisor Take Commissions?
An advisor makes some good points about selling insurance to clients, but are those clients sure their advisor is acting in their best interests?
4 Leadership Lessons From Football to Build Your Advisory Firm
Legendary Tennessee football coach Phillip Fulmer shares his insights on vision, teamwork and legacy building.