The Trouble With Investor Optimism
Retirees’ growing confidence has downsides.
Don’t Let Clients Take Their Passwords to the Grave
Digital estate planning expert Jamie Hopkins on how helping clients safeguard digital assets benefits advisors, and how it's even more complicated than you think.
End the ChFC vs. CFP War: An Open Letter to American College CEO Bob Johnson
The American College should reposition itself to support the emerging need for deeper post-CFP specializations and niche educational programs for financial advisors.
Seen and Heard: Get the Word Out to Get Women in the Industry
Pershing's Kim Dellarocca, consultant Angie Herbers and others on how to boost the number of female advisors.
Experimenting With New Compensation Models
The variety of fee structures is growing, as advisors fine-tune offerings for a changing client base.
New Hire Roundup: American College Names Johnson President and CEO
In another personnel move, Advisor Software has hired Charles Brown as vice president of business strategy.
American College Retools ChFC Program
New courses address divorce, behavioral finance and financial planning for LGBT community.
Wade Pfau, Practical Academic: The 2014 IA 25 Profile
When it comes to retirement planning education, Pfau considers it his priority to bridge the gap between academic research and its practical application.
Deena Katz and Harold Evensky, Next-Gen Mavens: The IA 25 2014 Profile
At a stage of their careers where many advisors slow down, Katz and Evensky are doubling down on their commitment to the next generation.
7 Threats That Can Derail a Client’s Retirement
Beyond basic threats to retirement income like market risk and interest rate risk, here are seven issues that advisors often overlook.