Wall Street Finally Blinks in Fiduciary Standoff
The securities industry has done a masterful job of deflecting initiatives to force firms to act in clients' best interest. Is it different this time?
Is Mobile Technology a Threat to Advisors? It Shouldn’t Be
Here are some ways advisors can use mobile technology to up their game and strengthen relationships with clients.
Fiduciary Best Practices: Talking to the Mailman in Kansas City
While our Best Practices are crafted mainly to help investors evaluate financial professionals, they also serve a larger purpose.
How Advisors Can Reach Tech-Savvy Millennials
Here are some methods advisors can use to attract millennials, who are expected to have a net worth approaching $7 trillion by 2018.
Client Prospecting in 2015: 4 Steps to Success
To take your prospecting to a deeper level, begin by categorizing and finish by blocking and tackling.
Broker Movement May Well Have a Banner Year in 2015
Recruiting packages likely won't get any better, and watch for the continuing rise of the "Super Independents."
Questions to Ask When Building or Structuring Your Team. Part II—The Specifics
A successful team will be able to discover how they click and why, and know what characteristics of your team relationships most limit your success.
Magic Johnson Gives Advice to TDAI Advisors
For one thing, the NBA Hall of Famer argues that you shouldn’t “love what you own.” He’s followed that advice in his post-basketball serial entrepreneur career.
The Institute’s Fiduciary Best Practices: What’s Missing?
Practices proposed by the Institute for the Fiduciary Standard are a great start, but can employee brokers really be expected to be fiduciaries for clients?
Industry, Media Fail to Promote Minority Advisors' Success, Ex-Advisor Charges
The profession hasn’t done a good enough job of profiling successful African-American advisors and showcasing their success, says former NFL player turned advisor Lee Jenkins.