Updated Monday, May 25, 2015 as of 11:39 AM ET

Teaming Up Pays Off -- But Choose Wisely

Bill Williams
April 30, 2015

Teams can be more productive, acquire more clients and tend to have better long-term growth, but joining or building a group that will thrive is no small task.

Your Clients Deserve a Second Opinion

Melissa Joy
April 29, 2015

We've restructured our planning sessions so that our advisors team up with a second CFP to deliver more robust advice. Here are three ways the approach pays off.

Not Quite Ready to Sell Your Firm? Here's How to Get There.

Jason Card
April 27, 2015

Even if you think you're ready to find a successor, make sure you've taken these three steps to pull back and prepare for a sale.

Pro Tips: 5 Action Items From Star Advisory Execs

Steve Sanduski
April 7, 2015

Conversations with several star execs from the financial advisory sphere reveal insights and action steps that could help other advisors.

Stop Using Revenue Multiples: Better Tools for Valuation

David DeVoe
April 2, 2015

When it comes to actual dealmaking, using multiples is a dangerous and irresponsible way to value RIAs.

'Cake Boss' Fix for a Stale RIA

Yvonne Kanner
March 27, 2015

A reality TV episode on a bakery's succession plan hits uncomfortably close to home for a wealth management pro.

Client Satisfaction: Can You Beat a C-? Maybe Not.

David Lo, Annie Catchpole
March 23, 2015

When recently polled, U.S. high-net-worth clients gave their advisors a grade of C-.

You're Not Ready to Buy Another Practice. Here's Why.

Jason Card
March 13, 2015

This is the beginning of a relationship, so the process should more closely resemble a courtship begun on eHarmony than a purchase made via Craigslist.

Carson: I Grew My Practice Despite 3 Weeks of Bed Rest

Ron Carson
March 13, 2015

A forced convalescence impels a top wealth management executive to practice some fundamental principles that he was usually too busy to perform.

Advisors: Better Way to Write Your Bio

Kellie Gibson
February 11, 2015

Your success as an advisor hinges on the relationships you build with clients. But before you can start, you must first appear to be someone with whom that is possible.

Advisors Share: What Mistakes Would You Do Over?

Steve Sanduski
February 3, 2015

Here are a few of the hard-fought mistakes planners say they've made, and the ensuing lessons they've learned.

How to Move Your Brand Out of the '90s

Matt Matrisian
January 12, 2015

Today's advisors must have a robust and engaging digital presence. Here are some tips to help you bring your business into the 21st century.

3 Tricks to Help Small RIAs Grow

David Canter
January 5, 2015

Life under $150 million: Successful smaller firms say they've overcome common challenges by embracing a long-term view.

What to Do About Fee Compression

Wayne Badorf
June 4, 2014

Financial advisors who want to grow their revenues have two options: go bigger or specialize. Here's how.

Never Before Examined? How to Prepare for an SEC Exam

Jillian Timmermans and Amelia Stoj
May 1, 2014

There are five main areas advisors can tackle now ahead of a potential SEC audit.


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