Advisor Reliance on Compliance Consultants Hangs in the Balance
Robare has morphed from an alleged conflict of interest case into one that calls into question advisors’ reliance on compliance consultants.
Robo-Advisors: Just Another Distribution Channel?
Conflicting revenue sources, self-dealing, and low client care standards. As Barbara Roper says, "How’s that any different from the rest of the financial services industry?"
The Advisor's Journey to CRM Success, Pt. 3: Which CRM to Choose?
Just like selecting the right vehicle for your transportation needs, your CRM choice can make for a challenging or pleasant ride.
Tracking Your Advisory Firm’s Vitals
How to track your firm's current business metrics to better plan for 2016.
How to Destroy Trust, the Very Most Important Thing in the Whole Wide World
Here's what I learned from an employee and a friend: Correcting their word usage can shred the fabric of trust in a relationship.
5 Ways to Integrate Social Media Into Your Daily Routine
Once established, leveraging digital marketing channels as part of your sales process can reap considerable benefits.
5 Reasons Most Robo-Advisors Are Not, in Fact, Advisors
Every advisor should read Melanie Fein’s report highlighting robos’ shortcomings, Bob Clark writes, suggesting "digital brokerage platforms" would be a better name.
Protecting the Wealthy New Kids on the Block
The traditional hierarchy of younger people working for older people has flip-flopped, but many young entrepreneurs are not adequately protecting their present and future well-being.
Why the Industry, and Consumers, Need Best Practices for Financial Advisors
Consumers need to know who they are working with and what they can expect from their advisors at all times.
5 Simple Questions to Ask as an Advisory Firm CEO
To work on your business rather than in, start by asking these five questions, then go deeper into specific areas where you need clarification.