Can Brokers and Agents Act in Their Clients’ Best Interests?
A reader accuses me of unfairly comparing the dings of broker-dealer firms to those of RIA firms. I reply in my modest way.
Advisors, Data Is Your Product
Data has big implications for investment managers who need to achieve critical mass in order to be profitable and grow their businesses to sustainable levels.
State Crackdown on Annuities Sharpens Suitability Issues for Advisors
As states crack down on suitability review issues, an advisor’s ability to determine which annuity product is advisable has never been more important.
Forget Doubling Your Business: Why 10x Growth Is Actually Easier
Strategy coach Dan Sullivan says a simple mental trick can help advisors increase their business dramatically.
Overcoming Mental Mistakes That Limit Your Firm’s Success
We create the boxes that limit our thinking; here’s how to break your self-imposed barriers to success.
Reagan's Lesson for Trump: Listen to the Lawyers
Reagan learned that while it’s tempting to say yes to your boss, the most helpful answer is often the one he doesn’t want to hear.
Here's What's Going to Happen in 2017
Predictions from the Yale law professor and novelist on everything from the CFPB's legal challenges to bitcoin to the Affordable Care Act.
Selling Fiduciary: A Prototype for Independent RIAs
Dan Moisand's firm can teach the industry how to take the fiduciary standard to the next level.
The Path Forward for the Proposed Family-Controlled Business Valuation Regulations
Strong negative public reaction and the incoming Trump administration call a controversial proposed rule into question.
4 Reasons Best-in-Breed Tech Is Best Bet for Advisors
In the hyper-competitive financial services industry, firms and advisors alike are eager for any way to get a leg up on the competition.