BDs: Are You Opening Accounts the Wrong Way? You Could Be Losing Clients and Advisors
Broker-dealers that don’t have well-developed account opening processes are losing clients and depressing advisor satisfaction levels, a white paper released by Aite Group on Thursday found.
Guaranteed Income: A Missed Opportunity for Your Clients?
The appeal and practicality of guaranteed income investments is rising.
Advisors Feel Pinch of Compensation Squeeze
Many advisors expect to see a slight lift in pay in 2012, but with the sluggish economic recovery, ongoing global challenges and relentless cost-cutting, there is little reason to bring out the bubbly.
A Chat With CFP Board CEO Kevin Keller: Fiduciary, SRO and His Priorities
Providing the SEC with the resources it needs “is the best solution" to the advisor exam problem, says Kevin Keller, but finding a way to ensure advisors face more exam scrutiny—through an SRO or user fees paid to the SEC—will be a “long-term issue.”
Young Investors’ Assets and Loyalty Up for Grabs by Wealth Managers
With some $40 trillion expected to transition to younger generations in the U.S. in coming decades, wealth managers must grow their online investing capabilities to lure younger investors, according to a study released Monday.
CFPs Add Value, Are More Productive: Study
Financial advisors who carry the CFP designation add value to their firms, are more productive and provide a higher level of client satisfaction, according to the results of a new study from Aite Group.
Seeking Social Media’s Payoff
In less than one year, advisor Elle Kaplan’s “online tribe,” as she calls it, has surged from 10 to more than 2,400 Twitter followers. Not coincidentally, a dozen of them have signed on as clients.
The Financial Upside of Succession Planning
As a smart financial advisor, you want to maximize the value of your most valuable asset—your practice.
Fidelity, Schwab, Scottrade Wrestle With Facebook Fallout
NASDAQ now counts 30 million improperly executed shares.
How Advisors Are Using Social Media (With No Compliance Headaches!)
Advisors are increasingly under pressure to begin using social media in their own practices, but the research shows that the main benefit is how it improves communication and interaction with current clients.