How Can Small Firms Stay Competitive? Are smaller firms getting squeezed by competition and consolidation or are new technologies and resources changing the game? Peter McGratty of Pinnacle Advisor Solutions sees opportunities ahead for small RIAs.
Top Portfolio Mistakes Advisors Make Advisors are people, too, and they make investing mistakes like everyone else. Here are the most common ones they make, according to advisor and Financial Planning contributing writer Allan Roth.
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Many of the methods commonly used to tell if someone is lying don't actually work, says Jason Voss of the CFA Institute. Here are some techniques to help financial professionals improve their ability to detect deception.
Maria Hartwig, associate professor of psychology at the John Jay College of Criminal Justice in New York, says there is no relationship whatsoever between "giveaways," such as someone who won't look you in the eye, appears nervous, fidgets or contradicts himself, and not telling the truth.
Following record highs for many broad-market stock indexes in 2013, Charles Schwab Investment Management believes the bull market can continue into the new year. However, risks remain and advisors should watch for potential signals that we may be nearing the peak of cycle. Register to download the complete outlook from Omar Aguilar, CIO, Equities, Charles Schwab Investment Management.
Looking at an overall acceleration in global growth led by the developed world, Dreyfus Chief Economist Richard Hoey looks to the coming year and discusses, among other issues, taper talk, muted European expansion, Yellenomics in the U.S., and Japans fast pace of growth in the early phases of Abenomics.
The RIA channel has been growing steadily as more financial advisors take advantage of the freedom and control that come from operating as an independent RIA. This comprehensive white paper on the RIA industry explores what to consider in deciding whether to make a transition. It looks at many options for becoming an RIA, the key benefits, the models economic potential, and the custodians role in the relationship.
Wherever you find yourself and your practice, the benefits of associating with a local bank or credit union may be worth considering. LPL Financial is a leader in this category and has established relationships with financial institutions across the country. We can help you decide if this opportunity might be right for you.
Working within a financial institution allows you to:
Gain inferred credibility
Work within an established infrastructure that includes compensation, prime office space, furnishing and benefits
Participate in a collaborative environment with other financial professionals
Access new client sources
This is only one of many options LPL Financial can help you explore. To see if its a good fit, download our white paper, Define Your Independence: The Benefits of Working in a Financial Institution.
The Investment Adviser Association and National Regulatory Services are pleased to present our twelfth annual Evolution Revolution report a profile of the SEC-registered investment adviser profession. This report identifies significant trends and developments based on information that investment advisers are required to file with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.