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In the wake of this summer's Supreme Court ruling on the Defense of Marriage Act and Prop 8 -- as well as ensuing federal clarifications related to tax rules, employee spousal benefits and more -- same-sex couples now say they need help with financial planning.
The independent broker-dealer network, which would be the nation's fourth-largest IBD if all its component businesses were consolidated, has named a 42-year-old internal candidate.
Advisors may say they're comfortable developing retirement income strategies -- but none seem to agree on the right way to create an income stream.
Commonwealth Financial Network already stands out for its revenue mix. Now it has a new model for RIAs.
RIAs have a new top cop in Washington.
Carson's coaching firm, Peak Advisor Alliance and digital content firm, Faulkner Media Group have joined forces to create a new digital content service for advisors.
Mark Tibergien, CEO of Pershing Advisor Solutions, wants to custody more client assets. Here's what he's offering in return.
One key element separates the fastest-growing RIA firms from their peers, according to a new Schwab report.
"If an advisor wrote a piece of business and hasn't called the client in over a year, it can't really be considered stealing," says advisor Jeff Arber. Agree?
A strong majority of advisors (86%) said they had acquired more clients than they lost in 2012, according to a new advisor survey from Russell Investments, with nearly a half saying they had brought on more than 10 households. And 87% said they were "optimistic" about acquiring new clients in 2013.
Rules, as they say, are made to be broken. Yet as financial planning has grown as a profession, collective thinking has coalesced around a few solid pieces of advice. A panel at the Morningstar Investment Conference on Friday set out to debunk some of those rules and establish new guidelines. Here are a few of the biggest myths they tackled.
Want to boost your clients’ retirement income by 29%? There are five things advisors can do to help clients meet their retirement goals
The most important thing an advisor can do for clients is to integrate their investment portfolios with the rest of their financial needs, according to Morningstar’s director of global fund research.
From not giving up your audit too soon to wise words from Pershing's Mark Tibergien on creating a human capital strategy, here are some of the smartest things we learned at this year's INSITE conference.
“I think probably the No. 1 area of angst for advisors running their own firms is the efficiency of their business,” Pershing's Mark Tibergien said Thursday during an interview at the Pershing Insite conference.
Sallie Krawcheck scolded advisors last month for their attitudes towards female clients. "Talking to husbands and nodding to wives no longer cuts it," she said.
A great wealth transfer may indeed be looming, but advisory firm executives are still focusing their creative energy on their boomer (and older) clients.
Read any number of studies, or just glance around most industry conferences and you'll see it: Women make up a noticeable minority of the financial advisory community. The CFP Board is trying to do something about it.
With the tax season behind us, what accountant mistakes or issues have you come across?