Creating a Special Needs Plan for Social Security, ABLE Accounts
Recent data shows one in five individuals will face the need for special needs financial planning, but it’s often overlooked by advisors.
Passive Investing a ‘Great Way to Free Up Time’: Schwab’s Clark
Most indie advisors see the rise of passive investing as an opportunity, not a threat, according to a Schwab survey.
Securities America Adds $446M All-Women RIA: Recruiting Roundup
Meanwhile, RBC draws teams from Wells Fargo and UBS, and Ameriprise brings on a group from Merrill Lynch.
How Do You Beat a Robo-Advisor? Trust
Successful financial advisors must have the trust of their clients, an MIT economist says.
DOL Ready to Enforce Fiduciary Rule: Acosta
If firms are willfully violating the best-interest standard, which took effect June 9, Labor will use its enforcement authority, Acosta told lawmakers.
How to Help Clients Manage Their Most Precious Assets
They are collectibles, which about 25% of wealthy investors own, but many haven't had their collections appraised or insured.
SEC’s Top 3 Enforcement Priorities
Stephanie Avakian, co-director of enforcement, said the agency is trying to be “more strategic,” expanding the use of digital analytics in investigations.
17 Hottest States for Jobs as a Financial Advisor
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, these states show surging job growth for financial advisors through 2024.
Lessons for Advisors From a Bus Tour
The American Century/Investopedia tour, covering six cities in five states, found that advisors should focus more on financial planning than portfolio management to attract clients.
LPL Says Retention of NPH Reps at 70%
If it hits 72% of fees and commissions, the IBD will need to pay up to $123 million more for its acquisition.