Hedge Funds’ Critical Role in Anti-Money Laundering
Hedge funds may not be the most attractive money-laundering option, and banks are already performing AML procedures. However, those arguments may overlook some critical gaps.
The Advisor's Journey to CRM Success, Pt. 2: When Does CRM Make Sense?
So you've decided to adopt a CRM system, but which advisory firms will benefit most from adoption?
Bottom Line: Is Financial Planning Really the Key to Reaching Client Goals?
In the 40-year history of the “profession,” no one has ever collected “fees” for financial planning without including investment advice of some kind or another. And it’s not because we consumers don’t “understand” financial planning.
Using Kwanti’s Portfolio Lab Software With Clients
You may not have heard of Kwanti, but it has a great portfolio analytics tool that’s worth your consideration.
Do We Really Want to Separate Financial Planning From Asset Management?
We need a reality check here. I think we can safely say that nobody — but nobody — is “selling” financial planning without asset management.
Do Your Client Reports Need a Makeover?
First impressions matter when it comes to client communications. Fortunately, incorporating thoughtful design into your client reports and other materials isn’t difficult.
Successfully Managing an Advisory Firm’s 6 Growth Barriers
Think you’re unique? Sorry, not so much. All advisory firms face the same growth barriers at the same time. The solutions are the same, too.
Why SEC Is Cracking Down on 12b-1 Fees and ‘Distribution-in-Guise’
Once again, the SEC provides "guidance" to advisors in the form of an enforcement action, this time a $40 million judgment against First Eagle.
How Financial Advisors Can Avoid Blowing Client Meetings
Preparation for client meetings is one of an advisor's most crucial tasks, but it's often laden with frustration and inefficiency.
Groundhog Day: Do You Really Want to Justify Your Fees Again and Again?
History teaches us a good lesson about advisors charging an AUM fee. Do you feel like re-closing all your clients every year?