New Hire Roundup: Ken Fisher Isn’t Retiring, He’s Dropping a Title
Reports of Fisher’s imminent retirement were exaggerated. Meanwhile, asset management firm TCW Group announced that Heather Conforto Beatty joined as SVP.
Stay in Your Lane
When confusion and misunderstandings prevent employees from working efficiently, firm owners need to provide direction.
New Hire Roundup: Loring Ward Names Schwab’s Farasat CIO
Meanwhile, Peter Cai has become Global Atlantic Financial Group's chief risk officer.
How to Think Like An Owner
Junior advisors who learn to think like owners have a far greater chance of achieving that goal.
A Good Executive Assistant Will Change Your Life
We’re not talking about a glorified secretarial position, but rather a chief of staff for your firm.
How Do You Know When Client Service People Are Good?
We recently received an email from an advisor asking how we assess the performance of client service staff in independent advisory firms.
Seen and Heard: Get the Word Out to Get Women in the Industry
Pershing's Kim Dellarocca, consultant Angie Herbers and others on how to boost the number of female advisors.
Enjoy It While It Lasts
During my 30-year career as a financial journalist (wow: that's sobering), I’ve witnessed four major market downturns: in 1987, 1991, 2001 and 2008.
Run (Your Business) Like a Girl
Do women make better financial advisors? Angie Herbers doesn't know, but she says "with some certainty" that female advisors make better advisory firm owners.
Investing in Yourself
Without a good business foundation, it's very difficult to make smaller changes work successfully.