March 30, 2015
Offering company retirement plan advice can be a shrewd strategy for advisors -- but first they must establish sound and compliant operations, especially in light of pending regulatory changes.
March 18, 2015
Beyond insurance options, a CFP/MD lays out the protocols advisors should follow to help clients best prepare for their later years.
March 17, 2015
Here are some of the top questions advisors have when they consider outsourcing parts of their business operations to a third party.
Dave O'Brien and Geoffrey Brown
March 11, 2015
The divide within the financial industry creates confusion that ultimately puts the financial security of everyday consumers at risk, write NAPFA execs Dave O'Brien and Geoffrey Brown.
March 5, 2015
The challenges women face -- earning less and living longer on average than their male counterparts -- greatly affect how they invest and what they're looking for in a planner.
March 4, 2015
Investor confusion over fiduciary standards won't disappear despite the efforts of the White House and the DOL, argues Jim Allen, head of capital markets policy in the Americas at the CFA Institute.
Ron A. Rhoades
February 23, 2015
If accomplished, the DOL's new fiduciary rules could be a much needed game changer at a time when Americans need help.
February 19, 2015
What advisors should know about setting up an independent practice.
January 27, 2015
Fed officials have been calling on banks to strengthen their ethical cultures. The message will carry more weight if regulators are willing to turn the spotlight on their own practices.
January 22, 2015
Client confusion over what Social Security agents can and can't do means missed opportunity and money left on the table. Savvy advisors can help.
January 6, 2015
Last year regulators tightened their grip on Wall Street, while banks were caught off guard by emerging cybersecurity and reputational risks.
December 30, 2014
Profitability and control still rank high on the list of reasons advisors go independent, but the ability to have new and better systems – especially software – also plays a compelling part.
December 17, 2014
Biases that arise from misconceptions (and laziness) can do lasting damage to a client's retirement plan and an advisor’s business—the popularity of "file and suspend" is just one example
December 8, 2014
While traditional marketing is still necessary for financial planners who want to thrive and grow, content and credibility marketing with a digital twist are essential. Here are some ideas for advisors.
December 3, 2014
It's impossible to put clients first if advisors offer subpar advice, or ignore the government program altogether.