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Investors who celebrate wins are doomed to disappointment
This all-too-human tendency to exalt our decisions and abase the road not taken can have disastrous consequences for investors.
A sharp eye on company risk
Advisory firms — particularly large and growing ones — are considering the addition of a chief risk officer to stay on the level.
Adapt or die: 5 ways advisers must embrace change
Reasons for a company's failure are complex, but underlying them often is a basic refusal to embrace critical changes in technology and consumer preferences.
3 technology tools for which I am most thankful
Although I say that technology can be my best friend and my worst enemy, I have to admit that it has truly enabled a better life and a more successful career.
Technology to boost customer service and lift AUM? It exists.
ByAllAccounts helps capture 401(k) and other similar assets without banging the door down. A win-win?
Firms work to make the most of their young advisers
Firms are beginning to give their young advisers more meaningful work sooner rather than later. Is this a sign that the model for bringing up new advisers is changing?
How advisers can stand out in the sea of sameness
It is that time of year again when we start jotting down a list of ways to help us start the new year right: Join a gym, lose 10 pounds, donate more, spend less, etc.
Workflow platform could revolutionize the way advisers use technology
On this week's broadcast, learn about new technology offerings from two of the top institutional custodians, a bold new workflow platform launches with the potential to revolutionize the way you use technology, and a new app is introduced to fill your prospecting funnel with qualified leads. Schwab
Advisers whipped by new website projects
Financial advisers who have recently upgraded their firm websites unanimously agreed that the projects were more taxing than they expected.
CFP board navigates rough seas
Roiled by controversies over compensation disclosure and an attempt to offer its own continuing-education programs, the CFP board is forced to adjust.
Retirement planning is now a family affair
In the years before the Great Recession, it wasn't unusual to see a happy couple tooling down the highway in a luxury recreational vehicle with a bumper sticker that joyfully proclaimed: “We're spending our kids' inheritance.”
It's good to be boss: Owners, top advisers see double-digit pay hikes
Experienced financial advisers have seen their paychecks fatten over the past two years, thanks to increases in firm profitability, strong market performance and a talent shortage. But less experienced advisers aren't riding the money train.
Schorsch's RCS Capital signs smart-data lead generation deal with Vestorly
As it pursues a series of broker-dealer acquisitions, RCS Capital Corp. has signed on with smart-data technology startup Vestorly in a digital-marketing deal designed to connect brokers with client prospects.
Illinois advisers find clients with homes devastated by weekend tornadoes
Financial advisers across the Midwest on Monday continued to reach out to clients who may have been caught in the destructive path of tornadoes that affected a dozen states Sunday and killed at least six people.
Student creates business to aid “pre-planning” clients
Not satisfied just setting up meetings and answering phones, financial planning student Leah Manderson found a way out of the need-experience-to get-experience Catch-22.
- Facebook's five-star ratings: The end of business pages for advisers?
- Pimco's El-Erian to step in to shore up $3B multi-asset fund
- Rebound in gold suits big guns Paulson, Soros
- New 3.8% surtax means new tax strategies for business owners
- Mountain of money in nontraded REITs continues to hold Wall Street's attention
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Timothy Welsh, CFP President and Founder, Nexus Strategy, LLC
Justin Wisz Co-Founder & CEO, Vestorly