The Insights of In-Person Talks
‘I am the wisest man alive, for I know one thing, and that is that I know nothing.”—Socrates
For Once, Two Certainties in D.C.: New SEC Commissioners, DOL Fiduciary Rule
The New Year — yes, I’m talking about 2016 already — will bring with it two certainties: A final fiduciary rule will be unveiled and new commissioners will arrive at the SEC.
Will Robo-Advisors Be Good at Relationships?
Staying competitive will require some very human skills.
How Mature Is Your Firm's Social Media Strategy?
Hearsay Social's new Social Business Maturity Model lets firms benchmark themselves against others using seven factors.
SEC Must Target Form ADV Changes to Reduce Advisor Costs: IAA
IAA tells SEC to focus a 'particularly keen eye' on disproportionate costs to small advisors under its request for more SMA data on Form ADV.
African-Americans Say They're Savers, Not Investors
New research by Prudential showed that African-Americans were financially confident overall but faced some gaps in retirement planning.
FINRA BrokerCheck Plan Gets More Flak
The IBD lobby wants clarity for indie reps, while NASAA wants the rule to include email signatures.
5 Ways Wealthy Investors Use Social Media: Spectrem Group Report
How do wealthy investors use social media and mobile technology in financial decisions?
Advisors at a Crossroads
We’re at a crossroads; we’re sitting on the precipice of disaster.
When a Growing Firm Is Actually a Bad Sign
At the end of April, we launched our Kaleido Scope advisory firm business assessment, a free online valuation that enables us to give firm owners an overview of how their firm compares to a well-run firm.