How Edelman Keeps Its Clients Happy (Without Cutting Fees)
Edelman Financial's clients range from middle-income to high-net-worth, and fees are 2% for some. CEO Ryan Parker discusses the two keys to the firm’s growth.
Performance vs. Tenure: A Lesson in Employee Evaluation
A firm is not leveraging its true talent pool if it promotes advisors based on tenure alone.
Behind the Numbers
Financial advisors should read the myriad of industry studies and surveys that come out each year with a grain or two of salt.
Talkin’ ‘Bout My Generation
In working with hundreds of firms, I realized that most advisory firms had two basic deficiencies that were hampering their ability to find solutions.
The Price for Advice Is Changing
Consumer costs are falling, but advisors themselves are not seeing compression.
Fidelity Clearing to Partner With Goldman, US Bank; Expand Loans to Wealth Clients
RIAs, broker-dealers and family offices will be able to offer securities-based loans of up to $25 million through the program.
6 Cyber-Threats for Financial Firms in 2017: Cisco
Financial services firms in particular are “lucrative targets for online criminals,” according to Cisco’s 2017 Midyear Cybersecurity Report.
CFP Board’s Fiduciary Standard Provides ‘More Freedom’ Than DOL’s
Ray Ferrara of the CFP Board answered planners' questions about how the proposed changes to the standards for CFPs compare to Labor's fiduciary rule.
Morningstar: Industry’s Idea of Clean Shares May Not Be Clean Enough
While clean shares can be expected to be embraced by more fund companies, they present new challenges for brokers and advisors.
Show Me the Money: Taking the Fiduciary Debate to the Bottom Line
Part of acting in a client’s best interest is that the advisor must consider the “cost” of the recommended investments.