SEC Moves to Block $40M YouTube-Based Ponzi Scheme
Investors put money into "virtual concierge machines," which were supposed to operate like ATMs and be placed nationwide.
Learning More About Working With Widows
Kathleen Rehl is currently scheduled to make more than 20 presentations this year, most of them to advisor groups.
Harold and Fiduciary
We knew Harold Evensky has been a proponent of the fiduciary standard for advice givers for some time and that he was a leading light of the Institute for the Fiduciary Standard. So we asked the Institute’s co-founder, Knut Rostad, to comment on Evensky’s contributions.—Ed.
Are Brokers Greedy Scumbags?
Despite bad press and widespread bias, FINRA statistics tell a much different story about the behavior of most financial advisors, recruiter Jon Henschen says.
One Thing: Why a Singular Focus Is Critical to Building an Advisory Business
Proud of your multitasking skills? Don't be. Instead, try focusing on one thing at a time.
Staying Compliant With the SEC’s Anti-Testimonial Rule
The Investment Advisers Act of 1940 explicitly prohibits client testimonials. What does that mean in 2013?
5 Time-Saving Tips to Get Started on Social Media Marketing
Don't look at social media marketing as another time drain, but rather as a replacement for marketing efforts you're already doing that are less successful.
Salary Removal: The Truth Behind Advisor Compensation
Clients don't need to know “how their advisor gets paid.” They need to know how they're paying their advisor.
Microsoft Up 6% Today, but as for Tomorrow …
As CEO Steve Ballmer makes his exit, it’s worth noting that Microsoft stock has outperformed the Dow, and market darlings like Google, recently.
Where to Find Wealthy Clients on Social Media
Spectrem's Millionaire Corner breaks down social media use by age and income.