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.
Not So Fast, Mr. Cohn: Is Financial Advice Really Like a Restaurant Menu?
When you listen to folks argue for or against things for enough years, you start to recognize certain patterns.
When it Comes to Advisor Tech, Size Does Not Matter
No matter how big, small or in the middle your firm is, technology is mission-critical to succeed. Three advisory firm leaders share how they've used technology to grow their practice.
Is Giving Clients Free 401(k) Advice Your Hobby?
Both you and your clients deserve a valued and valuable look at their company 401(k) retirement plan assets.
Investment Risk: Another Key to Understanding Financial Services
As we all know, under the current suitability standard, many “advisors” aren’t required to consider the cost to investors when making investment recommendations.
How Automated Omni-Channel Marketing Is Reshaping Client Experience
Most advisors are too busy to give their marketing the time and attention it requires.
A Step Backward in Financial Regulation
The Financial Choice Act will make the financial system less safe, and it won't eliminate bailouts in a future crisis.