Keeping Up With the Robo-Race
Efforts to help advisors beat back potential competition from robo-advisors continues this year with two recent offerings—one born of a collaboration between Vanare and NestEgg Wealth, and another from social media company Hearsay Social.
The Medium Is the Message, When the Subject Is Investor Protection
The Committee for the Fiduciary Standard suggests mainstream media have an important role in investor protection, but I wonder if the emphasis is misplaced.
How to Differentiate Services Across Segmented Client Tiers
You know you should segment your client base into tiers, how exactly do you do so the right way?
4 Reasons to Get Beyond the Single-Rainmaker Model
Once owner-advisors get past a rainmaker mentality and create a marketing foundation within their firms, executing a solid marketing plan can have many benefits beyond simply attracting prospective clients.
SEC Busts 4 Insurance Agents in Scam Against Seniors
SEC charges four insurance agents for unlawfully selling securities in what turned out to be a multimillion-dollar fraud targeting retirees.
Ladenburg Thalmann to Acquire Securities Service Network
As part of its growing network, Ladenburg Thalmann is now acquiring broker-dealer and registered investment advisor Securities Service Network.
Fiduciary-Only Advisors: Of Attorneys, 'Agents' and Schmucks
Readers of my recent blogs had some interesting responses (with colorful language) about the viability of my suggested designation of 'Fiduciary-Only Advisors.'
DOL Fiduciary Rule in 2016?
It may be 2016 before a new rule is in effect, and even that’s a long shot, says Groom Law Group's Steve Saxon.
The Advice Business Needs a Serious Fix
If you ask a professional, a doctor for example, for advice, you rightly expect an answer that doesn't differ based upon whom you ask.
The Rise of the Financial Planning Academic
Doctoral programs in financial planning, and the academic research conducted by students and their professors, will usher in a new era in financial planning.