Investment Advisor-March 2015

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  • Going Long, Staying Covered

    Marlene Y. Satter

    Surveys have shown that many people either plan to delay retirement or aren't planning on ever retiring.

  • Why I Love Advisors

    James J. Green

    At the TD Ameritrade Institutional conference in January, I participated in a panel session on how advisors can work with the media.

  • Health Trumps Financial Security for Retirees


    Over 80% of retirees feel health is the most important part of a happy retirement, according to a survey by Merrill Lynch. By comparison, 58% of respondents said financial security was most important.

  • Why Such Distrust?

    Sherry Christie

    Financial services continues to be the least trusted industry globally, according to the 2014 Edelman Trust Barometer.

  • Three Rules of Moral Behavior

    Sherry Christie

    Ronald Duska is a recognized leader in helping business executives and financial professionals learn the principles of ethical decision making.

  • Tibergien and Pershing: Growth in US and Abroad


    In February, Mark Tibergien and the firm he leads, Pershing Advisor Solutions, won honors at the 2014 Private Asset Management award: for PAS, the Private Banking-Innovation award and for Tibergien, an Outstanding Contribution award, recognizing his business management, transition planning and strategy formulation accomplishments.

  • Raymond James Backtracks on Chargebacks


    Raymond James has reversed a decision that would have required some advisors to cover fund fees and charges being refunded to clients after getting pushback from advisors.

  • Stay in Your Lane

    Angie Herbers

    When confusion and misunderstandings prevent employees from working efficiently, firm owners need to provide direction.

  • Why Do You Exist?

    Mark Tibergien

    You have an opportunity to translate your mission why you do what you do into a compelling draw for both employees and clients.

  • Do Financial Advisors Need to Be Economists?

    Bob Clark

    In their book Big Picture Economics, Joel Naroff and Ron Scherer tell the story of Greg Parker, who took the convenience store his father built and parlayed it into the Parker Companies.

  • The Third Rail of American Politics Is Live

    Melanie Waddell

    The Congressional Budget Office's economic outlook for the next 10 years, released in late January, found that the federal deficit will balloon to 4% of GDP by 2025 from 2.8% today, thanks in large part to entitlement programs like Social Security.

  • 3 Hidden Broker-Dealer Profit Centers Exposed

    Jon Henschen

    There's nothing wrong with broker-dealers being profitable, but how those profits are obtained could use a good dose of disclosure, BD recruiter Jon Henschen writes.

  • Keeping Up With the Robo-Race

    Melanie Waddell

    Efforts to help advisors beat back potential competition from robo-advisors continues this year with two recent offeringsone born of a collaboration between Vanare and NestEgg Wealth, and another from social media company Hearsay Social.

  • How to Protect Clients’ Retirement From Recency Bias

    Savita Iyer-Ahrestani

    The human brain is naturally wired to want to invest more in top performing assets and to pull out of assets that have performed badly. This recency bias, as it's termed in behavioral finance, is always more pronounced at the beginning of a new year.

  • ETF Volume Does Not Equal Liquidity

    Noah Hamman

    Most advisors understand that ETFs are liquid, although some may simply apply their knowledge of stock liquidity to ETFs and assume that it is the samebut it is not.

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