When It’s Time to Run, Not Walk, to Independence
Advisors Traci Richmond and Mike Patton talk about why, how and how not to make the big move.
Perks of Going Indie: Recruitment Bonuses, Higher Payouts, Supportive CEOs
The world of independent RIAs and broker-dealers is wider and deeper than many advisors suspect. On Wednesday, a ThinkAdvisor trade show will help you navigate.
‘Dangerous’ Time for Stock Bears, Federated Warns
The firm says high-net-worth investors are on board and embracing dividend-oriented portfolios, contrary to advisors' assumptions.
RIA Growth Inevitable as Brokers Go Indie: S&P Capital IQ
Brokers’ move to independence is one of the fastest growing trends in wealth management, and RIAs are poised for more growth, S&P Capital IQ says.
Why It’s Getting Easier to Win New Clients
A new report from Russell Investments found the “overwhelming majority” of advisors optimistic about client acquisition in 2013.
The Elevator Speech That’s Sure to Fail: New Genworth Practice Management Book
Consider two financial planners, both of whom specialize in working with doctors, making their 'elevator speeches' at a cocktail party after a medical conference. Which pitch works best?
The U.S. Tax System: How Did We Get Here? Pt. 2, the Middle Years
From the first U.S. default during the Revolutionary War to the first income tax during the Civil War to the 16th Amendment, taxes have been a source of contention.
Smart Tax Planning Now: 20 Days of Tax Planning Advice for 2013
For the third year in a row, we present tax planning advice throughout the month of March to help you, and your clients, deal with tax season.
How’d I Do? 2012 Performance of My Top Mutual Funds and ETFs
Using my Fiduciary Scorecard tool, I assess how well my chosen mutual funds and ETFs performed last year in their peer groups.
Talking ‘Bout My Generation
Some 20 years ago, financial editor and writer Joe Nocera (now an op-ed columnist for The New York Times) explained to a group of us editors at Worth Magazine why our baby boom generation had gotten a bad rap for being such profligate spenders: “We grew up during the 1970s,...