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Thanks and giving from a coach to an adviser
As a coach, I believe thankfulness is vital to keep mindful for proper perspective. All of us have it so much better than most; we should be thankful and grateful for this. You are reading this on a computer, tablet or smart phone; many do not have that opportunity. But just being thankful is not
Do your clients suffer from fee blindness?
Most clients have no idea how much their investments and their financial advisers are costing them. As a result, they may unknowingly be putting their retirement at risk.
Self-employed clients still need to save
Business owners often save less for retirement; advisers can help them diversify beyond the store.
Transition essentials for advisers changing broker-dealers
While there's a perception that transitioning to independence commences and concludes in one fell swoop, in reality it unfolds in three distinct phases over a multiyear period.
A new way for advisers to attract clients?
The AdviceIQ site features profiles and rankings of about 2,600 financial advisers from 27 broker-dealer firms, detailing their assets under management, client characteristics, mission and contact information.
Gold's luster going from bad to worse
Plus: How-to for advisers going solo, global investors bail on Obama, deflating market bubble babble
A day in the life of a Gen Y financial planner
For Mary Beth Storjohann, one of the best parts about being a young, independent RIA is being able to make her own schedules, which allows her to be flexible in meeting with clients and in living a balanced life. Check out how she does it.
Avoiding the client-retention death spiral
If you have been in the industry long enough, certainly you have heard horror stories about advisers who have changed firms or broken away only to lose clients along the way.
Gay and lesbian investors still not working with financial advisers
Despite the growing recognition of same-sex marriage in the United States and the considerable wealth these individuals hold, most gay and lesbian investors still are not working with financial advisers, according to a new poll released Tuesday.
Outside pressure helps change CFP Board's mind on offering continuing-ed program
Prospective plans by the CFP Board to develop its own continuing education curriculum had some financial advisers concerned over possible conflicts of interest. The idea has been pulled, for the time being.
Hey, Schwab, here's how to increase the number of female advisers in your ranks
The Charles Schwab Corp. is looking for ways to boost the number of female financial advisers among its ranks after a survey found that 40% of its firms don't have a single woman advising clients.
Serving the high-anxiety client
Stress and anxiety are at all-time highs among investors in the United States, which can make it difficult to work with clients who are overwhelmed by lurching from crisis to crisis. There are some things advisers can do to help stressed-out clients though, such as focusing on the big picture, said
SEC examiners 'are gunning for you'
The SEC has hired more and better professional examiners and any new registrants or any adviser who hasn't been vetted in the last 10 years "will be getting a visit this year," securities lawyer Thomas Giachetti said Monday at the Schwab Impact Conference..
Don't expect a fiduciary proposal for retirement advisers until next spring, expert says
Other proposals include states requiring small businesses to establish deferred-comp plans.
Measuring the metrics that matter in the RIA world
You have probably read a lot about “big data” and a whole industry that helps businesses get a handle on measuring “metrics that matter.” One of the keys to success for an RIA is knowing both what to measure and how to measure it.
- 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
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