How DOL Is Changing Sign-On Bonuses and Other Indie BD Procedures
A profitability shell game is going on, as profit centers such as ticket charge markups are sacrificed while advisory administration fees increase.
Crunch Time Part II: CFP Board’s ‘D-Day’
If the CFP Board doesn’t get planners on the right side of the fiduciary issue right quick, it risks marginalizing the entire profession.
Avoid These Mistakes When Working With Widows
The most innocuous, well-meaning comment can grate on a newly minted widow or widower.
Vestwell Scaling Retirement Plan Costs With Technology
Vestwell CEO Aaron Schumm set out to create a platform that could make it easier for workers to save for retirement, and reduce the administrative burden of implementing a plan.
Fiduciary Rule Readiness Check: June 9 Effective Date
With the DOL fiduciary rule applicability date now here, it is crucial that advisors understand what that actually means.
RIAs, Don’t Assume You’re Already in Compliance With DOL Fiduciary Rule
Yes, the DOL rule applies to you, too, Rick Edelman tells advisors.
Advisors' Fiduciary Rule Compliance Is Fixated on the Wrong Target
Being compliant with the rule is important, but it's not necessarily where the plaintiffs' bar will take aim.
Wealth Advisor, Heal Thyself: 5 Symptoms Causing Advisors Pain
To help advisors understand how to get their valuable time back, they first need to diagnose their biggest pain points.
3 Ways BDs Can Best Support Post-DOL Growth for Indie Advisors
The culture fostered by cultivated by broker-dealers can either drive service-based growth or hold it back.
Everyone’s a Critic: What to Do When Employees Blame You
I recently had an advisor call about a problem employee. It seems his executive assistant frequently doesn’t do what he asks her to, often deliberately.