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Advisers can add 3 percentage points to clients' net returns
Vanguard study details five investment practices that can boost portfolios.
5 big tech trends coming your way
Catch up on the next “wow factor” tech trends, ideas and products that will rock the world of financial advisers and their clients in the not-so-distant future.
Don't be that guy on Facebook
Over the past several years, financial advisers and their firms have worked hard to harness the power of social media to build their businesses.
Combining firms reduces costs and spurs collaboration
Sandy Johnson's best business decision was to participate in an Ameriprise Financial Inc. experiment 20 years ago that brought individual advisers together to operate as a group practice. Today, her Proviant Group boasts operational efficiencies that would turn both smaller and larger firms green
Closed doors at Finra hide the whole industry's shame
Finra's second diversity conference in New York on Tuesday featured a number of key industry speakers who touted the importance of recruiting, retaining and promoting more women and minorities in the industry. “Diversity is strength — even a group of best point guards cannot win a basketball game,”
5 things to consider when making promises to clients
While on a recent flight from San Diego to Denver, I came across an article in Spirit Magazine about a website, BecauseISaidIWould.com . The 28-year old founder, Alex Sheen, started this nonprofit in memory of his father, to inspire others to make (and keep!) promises that better humanity. This got
Rate-of-return analysis shows value of delaying Social Security
Mary Beth Franklin says that the higher-earning spouse should maximize benefits.
The why and how of running for political office
More lawyers, chiropractors, insurance agents and others are running for elected office to help safeguard their professions from forces opposed to them. It's time financial planners did the same. Here are some tips.
What's Apple got up its sleeve?
Breakfast with Benjamin: Apple's latest acquisition and what else it has up its sleeve. Plus: Microsoft's latest move; Netflix subscribers using Comcast can breathe easier; small investors get back into the trading game and training advisers to work with women.
3 decades of learning from mistakes
Rick Adkins has been in the financial advice business for 32 years. That is long enough to make every mistake in the book, he jokes. In the early 1980s, professional financial planning was in its infancy, and simple computer spreadsheets were de rigueur. Mr. Adkins couldn't import data about his
Lead-gen site aims to match advisers and clients through data analysis
Finom is based on observation that 'no one adviser fits all'; but what's new? skeptics ask
Merrill Lynch nabs $400M team from Morgan Stanley
Bank of America Merrill Lynch has snapped up a former Morgan Stanley duo who oversaw some $400 million in assets. The two advisers, Michael Bromberg and Daniel Gerschel, have joined Merrill Lynch's New York office. They previously produced about $1 million in revenue while at Morgan Stanley,
Targeting CPAs for referrals requires careful approach
Advisers looking to build relationships with accounting professionals should take a deliberate approach and recognize that right now — as certified public accountants are gearing up for their busiest days of tax season — is probably not the ideal time to request a first meeting. Instead, advisers
Warning signs your client is at risk of an audit
Earnings above a certain threshold, charitable donations or business deductions may all be red flags that a client is a prime candidate for a tax audit. Here's a rundown of what advisers need to know to keep their clients away from the tax man.
Competition brings out the best in financial planning students
FAStech Cup competition at recent T3 conference features students from seven universities.
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February 27, 2014