Three Ways to Build Relationships: Advice From 400 B.C.
Although Rich Babjak of World Equity Group counsels advisors not to start a program of giving back for the sake of pulling in more business, his own good work has brought him several good clients.
Stop Before Using Stop Orders on ETFs
On the surface, stop-loss and stop-limit orders seem like great ideas.
RIAs and the Pricing Paradox
Profits are falling for many advisors because they’re charging too little. To stay competitive, advisors will have to learn how to market their high-end services.
How Doing Good Can Help Advisors Do Better
Giving back can have a positive effect on personal satisfaction, resilience and productivity — yours and your team members’.
When Surrender Leads to Success
A recent court decision found the owner of a PPLI policy retained sufficient control over the assets in the account to be treated as the owner for federal income tax purposes.
Schwab: RIAs Ascending, but $23 Trillion Is There for the Taking
With over $1 trillion already in custody, Schwab encourages RIAs to grab trillions more, but warns that competitors “are chasing you."
Defending Alternatives in a Bull Market
Some clients may balk at alt managers’ fees while the overall market rises, but they should think about the future.
Investing in Africa: Not Just Natural Resources Anymore
Like in Latin America 30 years ago, the rise of a middle class and the growth of the consumer economy provides opportunities.
Wealth Is Not a Niche
In the height of conference season, I have the opportunity to engage with hundreds of advisors on a variety of topics.
DOL Fiduciary Rule Nears the Finish Line
As 2015 drew to a close, intense debate continued regarding the DOL's planned release in the first half of 2016 of its rule to amend the definition of fiduciary under ERISA.