Top 9 Investor Threats for 2015: NASAA
State regulators are seeing classic threats to investors “morph into new or altered dangers, many fueled by the Internet,” says NASAA’s president.
Advisor on Mission to Make Clients—Yours and Hers—Happier
Donna Skeels Cygan teaches clients to invest in joy, not just stocks; gives away her referrals; and wants advisors to spread happiness to their clients.
Coaches Corner: 3 Ways to Avoid Social Media’s Time Suck When Prospecting
How to keep your social media prospecting from becoming just one more distraction
Why Disclosures Don't Work
Most retirement plan participants have no clue how much they're paying in fees, despite DOL's fee transparency rules. So why should brokers' disclosures work better?
‘Self-Directed’ Investors Lying to Themselves
Many investors consider themselves self-directed, but research from Hearts & Wallets shows they aren’t actually going it alone.
Krawcheck to Advisors: Stop Acting Like It’s 1957
A lack of diversity hurts clients and even the economy, Sallie Krawcheck says. Schwab’s Mary Rosai discusses the firm’s proactive approach to boosting women.
Investors Back More Broker Regulations: FINRA Survey
Nearly three-quarters of investors support more regulations to safeguard them from broker misconduct, an online survey from FINRA found.
How Schwab Cracked the Wirehouse Crowd
The indie firm’s consultants will help advisors build their businesses “long before you bring a single dollar to us,” Schwab’s Tim Oden says.
What Advisors Can Learn From Robo-Advisors: Orion’s Clarke
Robo-advisors create a “huge opportunity” for traditional advisors, according to Eric Clarke, president of Orion Advisor Services.
Women’s Top Priorities Include Family, Financial Security
A wide-ranging survey examines women’s priorities around the world. In most countries, they prefer sleep over sex.