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Advisers in storm-ravaged Oklahoma struggle to find clients, neighbors
Advisers in storm-ravaged Oklahoma struggle to find clients and neighbors amid the devastation left by Monday's massive tornado.
Heading off hack attacks
The tale of one firm and one adviser, Mark Reed, shows in stark relief how financial advisers are on the front lines protecting their clients from cybercrime. Bruce Kelly has the story.
Adviser benchmarking: Why bother?
Benchmarking Surveys are long. They ask a lot of questions. They make you gather all kinds of data about your firm. The questions are often unclear or just confusing. They feel like you are filing a second federal tax return.
Expectations, opportunities vary
Job descriptions for typical entry-level advisory positions require individual inspection
Internet tax puts advisers in cross hairs
An Internet sales tax bill considered in the Senate last week could open the door for cash-strapped states to ponder tapping another avenue of potential revenue: a sales tax on financial services, or a financial transaction tax.
Vestorly aims to connect advisers and prospects
The content sharing platform offers advisers insight into potential clients based on their online activity.
Armond Dinverno builds a winning team
The co-founder and co-chief executive of a large and growing private-wealth-management firm shares the structure of his advisory group.
More positions to choose from — and fill — in the modern advisory firm
Although many small businesses in the industry begin with a sole planner and maybe an administrative assistant, some expand far beyond.
The future of adviser benchmarking
The original Moss Adams compensation and staffing study has been enhanced for today's advisers' needs
Female advisers: Male advisers don't relate to clients
Men more interested in numbers than cultivating personal relationships; 'weddings, graduations, funerals'
When marketing to women, be clear about what you do
Financial advisers seeking to build a niche practice have one overarching need — the ability to prove they have the expertise that members of that niche need.The brand an adviser creates with a website, events, social media and other promotional messages should focus on how the adviser addresses
Familiar with the turf, adviser courts female entrepreneurs
Ex-Edward Jones rep understands trials and tribulations of small-business owners; 'Finance 'n Stilletos'
Identity theft is a plague, but advisers can help
News that hackers have stolen — and published — sensitive financial details of high-profile individuals such as Vice President Joe Biden, first lady Michelle Obama and rapper Jay-Z serves as a reminder that no one is immune to having their identity stolen and credit wrecked. Financial advisers can
To engage clients, tell your own tale
Financial advisers should start leaving out some of the numbers and rely more on storytelling during client meetings.
Picking the right health insurance or life insurance is no small thing for divorcees; 'the darkest time'
Explore your opportunities and be informed for your next move.
Mary Beth Franklin, InvestmentNews
Harley Gordon, CLTC