Fidelity Finds RIAs Seriously Lag in Marketing, Business Development
The 2014 Fidelity RIA Benchmarking Study shows that many RIA firms need to address marketing and business development strategically.
Senate Passes Tax Extenders Bill
Tax extender package applies only to 2014 and will last two more weeks.
CFP Board Calls First Computer-Based Exams a ‘Success’
CFP Board CEO Kevin Keller congratulates those who passed what he called a “very rigorous exam.”
5 Steps to Replicate Your Best Clients
Is there a way to find new clients that are similar to, if not exactly like, your best clients?
In Search of the Best Financial Planning Software: A Road Block
I really like Thomson Reuter’s portfolio management platform, but if an agreement can’t be reached with my custodian, TradePMR, I’ll have some decisions to make.
How Advisors Can Be the Next Disruptors
Financial advisors needn’t fear the ravages of disruptive technology, Jud Bergman, Spenser Segal and Eric Poirier say.
How Advisors Can Secure Financing
For advisors with attractive cash flow but lacking collateral, loans are available if you know where to look for them and how to get approved.
Lawmakers Push Vote on Spending Bill; SEC Funding Boosted
Lawmakers avert shutdown with a deal late Tuesday, but critics call it a “stealth attack on financial reform.”
What the World Needs Now…Are Client Advocates
The securities industry seems to be moving toward fiduciary client advocate advisors. Unfortunately, it looks like it will take a new professional organization to get there.
More Advisor Audits Needed—Only Not From SEC: Pitt, Schweiss
Harvey Pitt and Skip Schweiss agree: it's time to privatize advisor audits.