Advisor: Does Your Firm Have Investment Discretion?
Investment discretion is not to be taken lightly, since it is intertwined with other regulatory concepts and even ERISA. Can you say "DOL fiduciary rule"?
Snow Cone Success Lessons for Advisors
Trying to improve profitability at my first business taught me growth lessons advisor-owners should heed.
Financial Advice and the Age of BS
What is up with the continuing attacks on AUM compensation by the proponents of a flat earth, ah, I mean, flat fees?
3 Trends Yield Great Prospects for Retirement Plan Advisors
Lawsuits, DOL fiduciary rule and a spate of bad news on active funds yield an unbelievable environment for new business. Here's how to take advantage.
Are Index Funds Communist?
Indexing is cheaper, yes, but that's because active management has positive externalities, and if no one will pay for it, those benefits will disappear.
A DOL Fiduciary Rule Compliance Checklist
Here’s a pithy, practical six-point checklist to help advisors of all stripes comply with the DOL rule.
3 IRA Transactions Exempt From DOL Fiduciary Level Fee Rule
There are three recommendations that are fiduciary in nature and automatically result in prohibited transactions under DOL's fiduciary rule, and they all involve IRAs.
Helping Clients Understand Why They Shouldn’t Fly, or Jump
There are cogent reasons why investors, like airline passengers, shouldn’t go it alone, our data shows.
Robo Technology's Promise Redux: It’s About the Clients, Stupid
Comments on a prior blog lead me to refine my point about who will be the bigger beneficiary of digital advice platforms.
Cutting Small-Business Health Coverage Risks With HMRAs
A traditional HRA with an employer health matching reimbursement account (HMRA) can provide a solution for small-business clients.