Top Planning Concerns for UHNW Clients Working with UHNW clients requires more than solid investment management and estate planning, according to advisor Paul Pagnato, founder of the Pagnato-Karp Group. Here are some of the other critical planning areas that advisors need to pay attention to.
Were Focusing on Baby Boomers Retirement Pat OConnell, EVP of Ameriprise Advisor Group, says the firms goal is to structure the portfolios of its baby boomer clients to last thirty years or longer in retirement.
35 Great Schools for Financial Planning If you want to find the next generation of talented advisors, you may need to know which schools are educating them. The CFP Board certifies 372 educational programs, from certificates to Ph.Ds. See the 35 standout colleges, universities and other educational programs that made our list.
The business is changing, says Jonathan Burkan, a wealth advisor with UBS. It's not just stocks and bonds anymore, and that means advisors must do a better job of helping clients think about estate, tax and retirement planning -- not just about the market.
Is there a better model for retirement planning? Michael Falk, partner with Focus Consulting Group, explains why advisors should shift their focus from stockpiling assets to covering clients' expenses.
Having a long-term horizon for the sale of a business puts the owner in a better position to optimize tax strategies. It's also an opportunity for advisors angling for the investment business a sale will produce. more »
The IRS has released a set of proposed regulations to prevent abuses of the partnership basis adjustment rules, disallow partnership loss transfers and avoid some of the abuses uncovered by the Enron scandal. more »
Not only are the requirements of the Affordable Care Act difficult and complicated for businesses to understand, but in many cases those aspects that businesses and their advisors think they understand are already slated to change in the future, according to one expert. more »