March 3, 2015
Banks have to invest in mobile technology in order to keep up with millennials. But bankers also need opportunities to rub shoulders with young customers — and small, conveniently-situated branches give them an opportunity to do so.
February 27, 2015
Industry trade groups argue that a fiduciary rule would make investment advice and retirement planning too expensive for low- to middle-income families. Here's what they really mean, according to Bloomberg View columnist Paula Dwyer.
February 26, 2015
A broad range of investors who have never thought about a family foundation can use donor-advised funds to pass on core values to heirs as part of their estate planning
Karen Shaw Petrou
February 20, 2015
Banks' business models are even more vulnerable to a massive shakeup than industry behemoths like McDonald’s and Coca-Cola. The industry will be redefined by technological change and shifting consumer preferences, as well as by regulations that limit the sector's adaptability.
Robert W. Bruderman, Jeffrey Rosenthal
February 6, 2015
Financial advisors often act as general managers for their clients, assembling a team of attorneys, trust companies and others to develop and maintain estate plans. Here are a few questions you should ask of your would-be teammates.
Maureen Adolf and Jennifer Openshaw
January 30, 2015
If financial firms are serious about incorporating gender and ethnic diversity into their leadership teams, they need to encourage women to apply for promotions and implement more flexible work schedules.
January 27, 2015
The beginning of the year is a great time to handle many estate planning tasks. Use this to-do list with clients to give their plans a review and update.
January 22, 2015
Plan sponsors face mounting fiduciary responsibilities, and both sponsors and participants crave advice. Both those trends give RIAs a fiduciary edge in seeking growth.
January 21, 2015
Here's what advisors should keep in mind if changes to capital gains rules gain traction on Capitol Hill.
January 9, 2015
Financial institutions need to have good digital offerings, but they also need to find ways to stand out from the crowd. That's why branches will remain a crucial home base.
January 6, 2015
The key to being quoted accurately - and more often - can be summed up in two words: sound bites. Developing the ability to speak and write in sound bites is essential.
December 31, 2014
As a new year begins, it’s time for advisors to take some fresh steps to growing their business.
December 30, 2014
The problem with traditional goal setting is that it's not terribly inspirational. Here's a better approach.
December 22, 2014
Using donor-advised funds can ease the pressure on clients to make hurried year-end giving decisions, while still allowing them to receive the tax benefits from their donation.
December 12, 2014
Advisors still have time to come up with significant savings for their clients.