Playing Offense: Using Digital Infrastructure to Increase Client Referrals
From the advent and coming-of-age of robo-advisors to preparing for the ever-impending Department of Labor fiduciary rule, you could say it’s been a tough few years for independent advisors.
Top 3 Low-Cost Ways for IBDs to Drive Post-DOL Value to Advisors
As broker-dealers await regulatory certainty, "go big or go home" is a false choice for firms that want to do right by their advisors.
Jamie Green: The Right Man at the Right Time
The former editor never lost sight of the real goal: providing information to help independent financial advisors better serve and care for clients.
Continuity Planning: The Missing Link in Most Succession Plans
While the industrywide lack of succession planning has been largely addressed, I find today’s plans often fail to address an equally serious problem for clients.
When Advisors Become Technology Developers
“Listening to clients is the best way to ensure that the technology we are offering is something that solves a problem or fulfills a need,” says SS&C Advent's Dave Welling.
Crunch Time: New Standards Will Define the Future of CFPs
I’m beginning to hear rumors that the CFP Board Commission on Standards may soon release its recommendations and open them up for public comment.
Supporting the Entrepreneurial Advisor
Growing up behind the Iron Curtain in Kiev, Ukraine, Docupace founder Michael Pinsker had always admired Americans' spirit of entrepreneurial freedom.
Active Equities’ Broken 1970s Model Needs a Renaissance
What is to be done? Let's start by declaring an end to Modern Portfolio Theory and looking instead to behavioral finance.
Under Clayton’s SEC, Hefty Fines for Inadvertent Errors May Be Status Quo
Two big fines on fund advisors regrading paying 12b-1 distribution fees call into question just how lenient the current SEC is willing to be.
Staying Out of the Technology Penalty Box
“Advisors used to be able to avoid the penalties associated with being late adopters of technology; however, that is no longer the case,” Joel Bruckenstein said recently.