Better-Paid Employees Build Better Firms: FA Insight
Often, in their zeal to “contain costs,” as Oscar Wilde said, those in charge “know the cost of everything and the value of nothing.”
Advising LGBT and Foreign Clients; How Advisors Are Like Political Strategists: February IA Features—Slideshow
The repeal of Section 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act paved the way to open marriage benefits for gay couples, but if they live in states that don’t recognize same-sex marriage—of which there are still 15—they may still require the kind of complex financial planning they required before the...
Strategies for Firm Growth; How to Start a New Firm: November Investment Advisor Features—Slideshow
The days when a firm could rely on one advisor reeling in new clients for growth are over, Angie Herbers says in the November issue of Investment Advisor.
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.
Liquid Alts; Women and Money; Growth by Design: Investment Advisor August Features—Slideshow
After stocks’ performance the past few quarters, some investors might be tempted to stick with what looks like a good thing.
How Advisors Dodged ’08 Meltdown: FA Insight Study
Congratulations, advisors. The years since the financial crisis were a struggle, but you made it work. FA Insight has the numbers to prove it.
The Rise of Smart Beta; Make the Most of Your Most Valuable Advisor; Choosing the Right MLP: April Investment Advisor—Slideshow
The rise of smart beta; how to make the most of your most valuable advisor; and choosing the right MLP
Devaluing Succession; People And Pay Pay-Off; A Kinder, Softer Planning Process: November Investment Advisor—Slideshow
What does an advisor have to do to ensure a successful transition with an internal candidate?
Owner-Advisors Are Their Own Worst Enemies
The 2013 FA Insight Study of Advisory Firms shows that an owner-advisor’s biggest hurdle is himself.
Growth by Design 2012: Why Unrestrained Growth Is No Good—And How to Avoid it
Following FA Insight’s 2010 “Growth by Design” study, the firm revisited the challenges a firm faces to achieve growth and the new challenges that arise as it does so.