Growing Strong: The 2012 Growth by Design Study
The daily vitamins that are best for a child to take in order to achieve healthy growth are different from what a young adult or senior citizen requires. As the years progress, so do our dietary needs—Flintstones vitamins make way for Centrum Silver.
FA Insight Finds Good News on Advisor Pay
Only a minimal number of firms report any compensation decreases since 2010.
Striving for Sustainability: 2012 Growth by Design Study
Growth is the lifeblood of the independent advisory industry.
Smaller Pieces Make a Bigger Pie
Across all stages of development, better-performing advisory firms distribute equity more broadly among their team members.
Building a Talent Hothouse
With just two associate advisors available to replace every three lead advisors; creeping compensation costs for advisory positions; and woefully low levels of succession planning, the demand for top talent is outstripping supply.
Disaster Recovery Plans and Succession Planning
RIAs owe a fiduciary duty to clients to prepare for disasters and other contingencies. If an RIA does not have a disaster recovery plan, clients financial well-being may be jeopardized. RIAs should also engage in succession planning, ensuring a smooth transaction if an owner or principal leaves.
Retirement Reality; Worst Decade; Manage Volatility With Managed Futures: January Investment Advisor—Slideshow
It’s hard enough to get retirement planning right with all the challenges your clients face—market volatility, living longer than they imagined—that could take their savings, but have you considered some of the other challenges they face that could take their lives?
What’s in a Plan?
“In our view, transitioning control and management of [advisory] firms from founding owners to a new generation will prove to be the single most challenging issue for advisory firms over the coming decade.”
Sounding the Alarm
Lately an advisor can rarely open a trade publication without coming across at least one article focusing on succession planning.
The Touch of a Blacksmith
Elite advisory firms manage staff with the same degree of care used in managing assets.