Celebrate July 4 — and Speak Out for Fiduciaries
Enjoy the barbecue, and also vow to speak out and help ensure industry lobbyists don’t become the public face of fiduciary advisors.
Professionals and Conflicts of Interest: Not Hard to Gauge
Here’s why professionals (and their clients) need standards of ethical conduct that address the proper handling of conflicts of interest.
Brexit and Investing: There’s a Sale Going On!
Perhaps the most important lesson I’ve learned over the years: Some of the best investment opportunities are found after a market dislocation.
Meet Virtually, Invest Digitally: The New Wealth Management
Virtual reality, digital currency and frictionless trading: how technology innovation is bringing the future closer.
What Owner-Advisors Need to Know About Consultants
There’s a lifecycle to consultant-client relationships that changes over time, plus beware lupine "consultants" in sheep's clothing.
Fiduciary Self-Assessments: Hype or Help?
Following the Institute for the Fiduciary Standard's Best Practices for Fiduciary Advisors can provide a substantial market boost to professional advisors.
When Divorced Parents Disagree About Who Pays for College
When it comes to paying for college, there are added layers of complexity for divorced parents. Lessons from New Jersey.
A Simple Software Decision-Making Process
When adding new technology to your firm, follow these simple steps to move your decision from the emotional to the rational.
What John Oliver Got Right (and Wrong) About the DOL Fiduciary Rule
Oliver has provided some needed exposure--and clarity--on a rule little understood by consumers.
Which BDs Will Survive? Pt. 2: Malcolm Gladwell's Rule of 150
As large broker-dealers want to appear small and small BDs to appear large, Gladwell's Rule of 150 suggests which BDs will attract the best producers.