Knowing more about your own personality and what makes you click may help advance your career as a financial advisor. Business guru and author Dr. George Watts says advisors need to build on their strengths and ask themselves, "What would my clients do without me?"
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Pat McEvoy, President and CEO of Woodbury Financial Services explains what the broker-dealer looks for in advisors and how the firm guides them through regulatory and market issues. Read More »
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Investors want a different approach to money guidance. Margaret Franklin of Kinsale Private Wealth explained that clients want more "nuanced conversations" and advice to match.
At a time when asset managers are increasingly questioning modern portfolio theory and static Morningstar style boxes, the Chicago research giant has announced its new "Analyst Ratings" to augment its 1- to 5-star ratings.Read More »
The waves of issuance rolling into the municipal primary market the past few weeks continue to grow. Last week's volume, at more than $9 billion, approached record territory for 2011, and this week's anticipated issuance should easily set a new high for the year, at nearly $12 billion.Read More »
Investors may be fleeing from mutual funds that invest in U.S. stocks for the long haul. But that does not mean theyre fleeing U.S. stock funds.Read More »
The SEC has charged a prominent San Diego-based financial advisor with fraud, accusing him and his firm of failing to disclose to clients a conflict of interest in an investment and lying to and misleading clients about a hedge fund he manages.Read More »
Most accountants involved in tax preparation are already involved in financial planning, even though they might not realize it.Read More »
The Insured Retirement Institute said third-quarter annuity sales rose to $57 billion in the third quarter, up 5% from the year-ago period. Sales year-to-date were $175.4 billion, up from $163.1 billion in 2010.Read More »