10 Luxury Items the Super-Wealthy Must Have (and Insure)
Watch out: the cost of these high-end goods goes well beyond the sticker price.
Back in June, Financial-Planning.com put a curious headline on a story: “NAPFA Faces Member Loss After Fee-Only Rule Change.”
The Death of the Rainmaker
The days of the rainmaker are over. From Angie Herbers, here are four steps to a client acquisition process that really works.
The 5 Traits of Great Client Service People
Remember, advisor-owners, great client service comes from great client service people. Here's what to look for.
New Hire Roundup: CFTC Names Goelman Enforcement Chief
Grace Vogel joined PwC’s financial services regulatory practice, and the Hedge Fund Association named three women to leadership positions.
Listen Up, Advisors: Only Fire Clients When It Makes Sense
You may have learned about how to fire a client, but not about the most important factors in this decision: hiring and timing.
TIAA-CREF to Buy Nuveen for $6.25 Billion
Nuveen will operate as a separate unit within TIAA-CREF’s asset management business and retain John Amboian as CEO.
The Single Most Important Factor for Improving Your Firm’s Performance
If you are trying to give your advisory firm a makeover, here’s how to avoid setting yourself up to fail.
Advisors Not ‘Walking the Talk’ on Client Service
SEI compares advisory firms’ client service to exercise: Advisors know they need to do better, but it’s easy to get off track.
Direction Finder: Tell Your Employees Where You’re Headed
It’s probably the most common scenario in independent advisory firms today: employee goes to firm owner demanding a raise, a promotion, partnership in the firm or some combination thereof.