Updated Friday, July 3, 2015 as of 11:21 PM ET

Best Ideas From Leaders in Digital Wealth Management

Rob Foregger
July 1, 2015

Analysis: Instead of the big financial monolith dictating your financial life, the power is shifting to the client -- the emerging platform is one truly built from the ground up around one simple concept: "Me."

Marriage Equality Arrives, But Planning Challenges Remain for LGBT Clients

Joshua T. Hatfield Charles
June 29, 2015

A landmark Supreme Court ruling ironed out many but not all of the wrinkles in the legal landscape for gay clients.

What's Next for ETFs: More Choices, or Less?

Allan S. Roth
June 29, 2015

Analysis: Fortunately, three industry giants appear more concerned about earning market returns and avoiding foolish behavior than introducing new "hot" products.

Active vs. Passive: Why the Silliest Debate Rages On

Allan S. Roth
June 25, 2015

Analysis: Far too much professional courtesy from panelists at Morningstar helped perpetuate the fog around a subject that has crystal clear visibility.

3 Ways to Close the Gender Gap Among Advisors

Errin Ford
June 18, 2015

How to help women in junior roles take the steps to become successful independent advisors.

3 Key Trends That Could Reshape IRAs

Robert Cirrotti
June 11, 2015

The retirement account faces three significant forces that will shape its future: regulatory reform, demographics and expanded coverage. See how they're likely to play out.

TD Ameritrade to Join Robo Race

Joel Bruckenstein
June 11, 2015

Still a work in progress, the product will be less "robo" and more expensive than some of its competitors' offerings.

The Problem With SIMFA's 'Best Interest' Proposal

Ron A. Rhoades
June 10, 2015

The lobby group's proposal calls for more disclosure, but does not mandate all material facts be revealed, or that the client truly grasp the pertinent issues, writes Ron Rhoades.

Why Advisors Needn't Fear Robos – and Might Profit

Mark Elzweig
June 10, 2015

The advisor business has evolved to meet industry innovations and will continue to do so, even with the advance of automated investment advisories.

Valuing an RIA: Which Factors Matter Most

David DeVoe
June 2, 2015

Comparables, such as multiples of revenue or cash flow, may not be most important because they could mean an oversimplified valuation.

Grow Your Business: 6 Ways to Step Out of Your Comfort Zone

John Anderson
May 19, 2015

As we step into the second quarter of this year, think about stepping out of your comfort zone to boost your business. Here are six suggestions to help you do that.

5 Questions to Ask Every Prospect

Drew Horter
May 11, 2015

Many potential clients don't understand how a good advisor can help them meet their financial goals. These key questions can lay a foundation for a relationship.

Advisors: One Great Way to Connect With Gen Y

Andy Kalbaugh
May 1, 2015

Employee volunteer programs obviously benefit the community. What is often overlooked is how such programs can increase employee loyalty and engagement, ultimately helping your business.

Analysis: Regulators Selling Advisors Short

Robert R. Johnson
April 27, 2015

By taking a "glass half-empty" approach on the fiduciary issue, regulators are doing investors and advisors a disservice.

7 Rules You Need to Know in Fiduciary Proposal

Keith R. McMurdy
April 20, 2015

The Department of Labor's latest proposal should be fully digested and evaluated before public comments are sought by the agency.

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