SEC Actions on Private Equity Fees Show Agency's Enforcement Aim
In limited partnership or subscription agreements, Form ADVs or elsewhere, the SEC scrutinizes differences between what managers say they'd do and what they actually did.
6 Keys to Finding the Best Blog Posts to Attract Clients
To increase your chances of attracting new clients (and retaining existing ones), your blogs must speak directly, and topically, to those clients' concerns.
History Provides Hope for Institute for the Fiduciary Standard’s New Best Practices
While reforming large financial services institutions may be tough, the Institute believes reforming the industry from the ground up is more doable.
This Loophole Ends the Privacy of Social Security Numbers
A federal appeals court decision has worrying implications for those who oppose a single national identification number.
3 Reasons Advisors Should Consider Working in a Credit Union
If you're looking for a new home for your advisory practice, a credit union offers unique advantages.
How Financial Advisors Are Like Pablo Picasso
Ron Rhoades recounts a Pablo Picasso story to show the value of financial advice.
Small Business Group Health Insurance: The Sequel
As the labor market improves, many small business owners want to adjust existing policies to remain competitive—especially in light of Obamacare. Here’s how to help those clients.
Fiduciary September 2016: The Rise of Consumerism
Eight years after the global financial crisis, there remains little discussion suggesting investor “distrust” is a serious concern deserving of advisor attention and concrete solutions.
If You Can Commoditize Asset Management, Will Advisors Be Next?
Scott MacKillop's First Ascent's fee structure could be a game-changer for TAMPs. Can it apply to advisor fees as well?
Why Pro Athletes Squander Their Money; How Advisors Can Help
Former baseball pro and now CFP Erik Averill says few of his advisor peers have the skills to adequately serve professional athletes.