What’s Best for Clients Is All We Need to Know
Some want to confuse the fiduciary debate, but in the end—and the beginning—it's all about acting in the best interests of clients.
Nobody’s Worried About ‘Too Big to Jail’ Anymore
A criminal guilty plea no longer comes with the expectation that it will destroy a bank.
How RIAs Should Enforce Firm Policies and Procedures
Just having a manual isn't enough: advisors should take specific steps when a violation occurs, and regularly train all the employees of the firms on its policies and procedures.
Toward a Workable Fiduciary Standard for Brokers: The 7 Questions
To tell if brokers are really acting like fiduciaries, ask these seven questions about a client's portfolio to check for possible broker abuses.
The Future Is Here, and It Looks Like Vanguard’s New Platform
Machine intelligence now plays a critical role across all industries, says Google's Eric Schmidt; advisors ignore it at their own peril.
11 Steps to Successful Time Management for Solo Practitioners
If you’re an advisor working by yourself, organization is critical to building and sustaining your practice. Here's how I do it.
SEC Investigates Bank of America for Doing Nothing
If you make it too obvious that your transaction is about getting around rules, that's the sort of thing that the SEC doesn't like.
Helping Japanese Americans Reach Their Planning Goals
Kondo Wealth Advisors helps generations of Japanese-American clients save for their futures while also giving back to their community.
8 Tips to Balance Your Personal, Professional Lives on Social Media
Here are 8 tips to help you present your personal side on social media while maintaining a professional presence.
Why Commissions Are Also Bad for Brokers
Commission-based brokers are the only guys in the hugely successful asset management game who aren’t getting cut in on the gravy train.