October 26, 2016
As a provider of services, rather than tangible products, the client investment experience matters. It matters a lot. The experience your prospects and clients have with your advisory service can impact whether they decide to become (or remain) a client, whether they are likely to refer you and how they interact with your firm in the future. Join us for our upcoming webinar Ordinary to Extraordinary: Delivering a Personalized Client Investment Experience
With the clock ticking until the new DOL fiduciary rule changes take effect later this year, many advisors are wondering how their firm–and their clients–will be impacted.
Although it is still unclear exactly what the final DOL fiduciary rule will look like, industry experts have predicted that it will have wide-ranging implications for the business models and compliance infrastructures of broker dealers, registered investment advisors and ultimately to investors. Impacts to advisors include increased regulatory costs and business expenses and potentially lower revenue. Impacts to investors include fewer options for smaller account sizes, increased rollover cash-outs and a potential decrease–from already low savings rates–in retirement savings for Americans. Check out the 10 impacts outlined below and consider if your firm is prepared to address them.
How are you preparing your practice for the new Fiduciary Rule? Tweet using #FiduciaryRule to share your ideas or questions on how this may impact your firm or your clients.
Yahoo! Finance Article by Ron Carson
When my daughter and I took a six-day rafting trip down the Grand Canyon with 12 other people last summer, one of our companions was Gerry Abrams, the producer of “Houdini” and more than 70 other films. Read more
August 17, 2016
Technology has emerged as both a disrupter and a critical differentiator for today’s independent advisors and continues to play a leading role as a major driver of change, creating new opportunities and disrupting existing business models. Join us on this upcoming webinar to learn more The FinTech Edge: Leveraging Technology in Your Practice for Strategic Advantage
Much is said in our profession—especially lately with the changes implemented by the DoL amendment of the definition of fiduciary—about the difference between advisors.