Fiduciary September 2016: The Rise of Consumerism
Eight years after the global financial crisis, there remains little discussion suggesting investor “distrust” is a serious concern deserving of advisor attention and concrete solutions.
If You Can Commoditize Asset Management, Will Advisors Be Next?
Scott MacKillop's First Ascent's fee structure could be a game-changer for TAMPs. Can it apply to advisor fees as well?
Why Pro Athletes Squander Their Money; How Advisors Can Help
Former baseball pro and now CFP Erik Averill says few of his advisor peers have the skills to adequately serve professional athletes.
Advisor: Does Your Firm Have Investment Discretion?
Investment discretion is not to be taken lightly, since it is intertwined with other regulatory concepts and even ERISA. Can you say "DOL fiduciary rule"?
Snow Cone Success Lessons for Advisors
Trying to improve profitability at my first business taught me growth lessons advisor-owners should heed.
Financial Advice and the Age of BS
What is up with the continuing attacks on AUM compensation by the proponents of a flat earth, ah, I mean, flat fees?
3 Trends Yield Great Prospects for Retirement Plan Advisors
Lawsuits, DOL fiduciary rule and a spate of bad news on active funds yield an unbelievable environment for new business. Here's how to take advantage.
Are Index Funds Communist?
Indexing is cheaper, yes, but that's because active management has positive externalities, and if no one will pay for it, those benefits will disappear.
A DOL Fiduciary Rule Compliance Checklist
Here’s a pithy, practical six-point checklist to help advisors of all stripes comply with the DOL rule.
3 IRA Transactions Exempt From DOL Fiduciary Level Fee Rule
There are three recommendations that are fiduciary in nature and automatically result in prohibited transactions under DOL's fiduciary rule, and they all involve IRAs.