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.
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.
Why is it so hard to talk to clients about fees? Cathy Curtis, a San Francisco Bay Area planner and the founder of Curtis Financial Planning, explains how full disclosure can help bring the right clients through your door.
Advisors need to take a more active role in engaging with college and university programs to help bring more students into the workforce, said industry officials at the CFP Board's recent academic conference. read more »
Attendees at the recent Women Advisors Forum, held in New York, shared tips and experiences when helping clients fund philanthropy, branding their practices and investing fine arts. And advisors heard from industry veterans like Sallie Krawcheck. See the smartest takeways from the conference in our slideshow. read more »
Wealth management firms look to grow the bottom line out West. "Everybody is trying to get bigger in the marketplace. And those who aren't present here want to enhance their presence," says Bill Willis, a Los Angeles-based recruiter. read more »
The final IRS longevity annuity regulations create an important option for retirees with 401(k), 403(b), 457(b) or IRA accounts who are worried about outliving their assets. Here's what advisors should know about qualified longevity annuity contracts. read more »