A Fresh Look at Portfolio Construction: Setting Goals With the Client
To win clients, advisors must show prospects their clear and rational process in building portfolios.
Clients Moving to the City, Pt. 2: Changing Addresses, Changing Risks
It’s not that living in a beautiful condo or co-op apartment is riskier than a fine home in the suburbs—the risks are merely different.
2 Tax-Efficient Savings Strategies for Right Now: Tax Season Lesson, Pt. 2
Here are some counterintuitive strategies to save money in the most tax-efficient manner today (which might change as the IRC changes).
The Message of a $549,000 Watch
A suggestion: some folks might want to make some of their conspicuous consumption a little less conspicuous.
About That DOL Fiduciary Survey ...
A closer look at the Greenwald study of the small-business impact of DOL's fiduciary plan reveals the spin machine at work. Why the scare tactics?
Save the Advice Industry! Hire a Retirement-Plan Intern
Bringing a college student on board can boost your business in both the short and long term.
Risk Management: Your Client’s 401(k) Plan and the F-Word
If you are serious about being in the retirement plan business, get serious: fiduciary is not a dirty word.
Solving the Retirement Income Puzzle: Gamma and the Tax Efficient Frontier
You know about alpha and beta, but you should know about gamma, which provides advisors with the foundation to help clients boost retirement income.
401(k) vs. IRA: The Real Roth Conversion Question
Moving traditional retirement funds into a Roth account may seem like a no-brainer for many clients, but whether to use a Roth IRA or Roth 401(k) can have potentially significant repercussions.
SEC: Accountant Bet Client’s Money at Client’s Casino
The SEC found that Deloitte LLP's chief risk officer accepted tens of thousands of dollars in casino markers while advising the casino's audit.