What Do Advisors Really Do Anyway?
It’s not clear to me why many proponents of transforming the independent advisory world into “flat fee only” often talk as if they are completely unaware of the many client benefits of an AUM fee model.
It’s Time to Robo-Proof Your Business Model
Planning businesses have to understand their positioning and pricing in comparison to others and how they can improve their situation.
The SEC and FINRA Proclaim: Trust No One!
Our industry doesn't deserve to be painted by regulators with the lowest common denominator. Case in point: the SEC actions against CCOs
Are Flat Fees Really Better for Clients—or for Advisors?
When someone explains something to me starting with statements that strike me as patently ridiculous, I tend to discount the rest of their thinking.
Post-Merger Tech Integration Doesn’t Have to Be Painful
Technology should not make or break a potential merger, but integration, compliance and liability issues should certainly be part of the discussions.
5 Ways Social Media Can Keep You in Front of Prospects, Clients
Social media can help your firm attract and retain customers as well as create a buzz about your products and services.
Why Bob Veres Is Wrong on Flat Fees
Sorry, Bob, but from a client's perspective, flat fees fall flat.
Untangling the FATCA Web for Hedge Funds (Next Up: GATCA)
Think that since there is no IRS registration requirement, U.S.-domiciled funds aren’t subject to FATCA? Think again.
What You Think You Know About Advisory Firm M&A Is Wrong
Advisory firms that will sell at a premium in the future will be those with experienced, well-trained younger advisors, not the most profitable.
CFSI: Turning Greater Financial Knowledge Into Better Habits
Joshua Sledge of the Center for Financial Services Innovation works on initiatives to help drive healthier financial habits among lower-income Americans.