My Morningstar Workstation and Redtail CMS Experiences
I'm impressed with Morningstar's interest in getting feedback on Advisor Workstation, but I wish dog-friendly Redtail had been a little more advisor friendly.
The Perils of Advisor Sole Proprietorships and Single-Member LLCs
When it comes to continuity planning, the corporate form an advisor chooses for his practice can make all the difference.
4 Must-Ask Questions for Advisors' E-Signature Providers
E-signatures offer many benefits to advisors, their partners and their clients—but choose your vendor wisely.
4 Signs the Wirehouse Team Ain’t Movin’
There are some easy ways to probe the real intentions of advisors who say they want to go independent.
10 Myths About Risk Tolerance and How to Accurately Measure It
There are many myths about risk tolerance and how it can be applied in financial planning. Two authors from FinaMetrica clear up the confusion.
Why It’s So Hard for Brokers to Act in Clients’ Best Interests
A study covered in "Freakonomics" confirms: There is more money to be made taking advantage of investors than there is acting in their best interest.
Viewing Financial Planning Software From a Client’s Perspective
One benefit of eMoney: clients can easily and quickly create their own websites, then customize its content.
Banks Will Keep Doing FX Stuff That Got Them in Trouble
Every banking scandal brings tension between up-in-arms regulators and banks, who are like, "What? This? We've done this forever. We thought it was fine."
How Super OSJs Bring Innovation to Broker-Dealers
While broker-dealer management is distracted by heavy-handed regulation, BD producer groups (aka super OSJs) are providing multiple new benefits to reps.
What Firms Claim About Their Brokers’ Fiduciary Duty (and Lack Thereof)
Broker-dealers publicly market themselves as putting their clients first. But when it comes to arbitration cases, they sing a different tune.