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Senior Market Sales
The Great Recession reshaped how clients see retirement. More worried about how to pay for health care in retirement, they look to Medicare and Social Security with greater importance. Discover how consumer expectations of their advisors are changing and also converging with other trends to create both risks and opportunities for the financial planning industry.
Long familiar and some new conditions in fixed-income markets could spell a swift and devastating liquidity crisis if a major sell-off occurs.
Helping your clients navigate personal relationships might not be your favorite talking point, but your willingness to tackle the issue head-on could be key for your business. Download Morningstar’s new paper to learn how to help your clients address financial tension associated with prenuptial agreements, “freedom funds,” divorce, and more.
This white paper addresses changes resulting from the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2015 (BBA) and the new tension created between spousal and survivor benefits and highlights often missed opportunities for widows. It also addresses how the changes put higher importance of the retirement earnings in a far greater percentage of Social Security decisions.
Kestra Financial
Kestra Financial gives our independent financial advisors unmatched opportunities to grow their business through elite access, leading services, integrated technology and practice enrichment. Explore all of the industry leading and practice-enriching tools available to you through Kestra Financial.
Financial institutions require a significant amount ofdocumentation and security for every transaction. Thismakes straight-through processing an ideal and effectiveway to manage a larger volume of financial documentationto accelerate transaction cycle times, reduce costs andcreate a better client experience.
Cloud, mobile, and other digital technologies have made it possible to conduct business almost entirely electronically but for the last mile: digitizing traditionally analog transactions that require paperwork and signatures.
In all industries, particularly in heavily regulated ones such as healthcare and financial services, digital transaction management (DTM) plays a key role in ensuring compliance with internal policies and industry standards and requirements.
Commonwealth’s fully integrated technology delivers everything you need to power your practice—from your desktop, tablet, or phone.
Northern Trust
The widening imbalance between credit supply and demand has exacerbated liquidity challenges. This has the potential to impact fixed income strategies, particularly indexed portfolios, through higher transaction costs, difficulty tracking market changes, and increased exposure to difficult-to-trade securities. Two ETFs – backed by indexes that utilize distinctive investment universes, liquidity screens and other constraints – seek to manage these liquidity challenges.
Edward Jones
Discover how one unique business model enables entrepreneurial Financial Advisors to have the autonomy to run their own practice, while providing world-class support and resources to fully serve their clients. See how it is possible to enjoy the best of both worlds.
Edward Jones
Industry data shows how important a plan is in building a successful Financial Advisor practice. This detailed four-step business planning practice can help you develop a carefully crafted plan to facilitate success. Get the details, from initial assessment steps, to execution and measurement.
Is your firm paying competitive compensation and employee benefits? Find out now by ordering the 2013 Compensation & Staffing Study, which highlights comprehensive compensation benchmarking data on 24 advisory firm job positions and outline current trends in owner compensation.
Our bi-annual study on the financial performance of advisory firms provides industry benchmarks on advisory firm financials including common-sized income statements, balance sheet and key performance ratios.
The industry's first-ever succession planning study offers key strategies for increasing the transferability & value of your business, while also highlight financing and valuation options.
The 2013 InvestmentNews Adviser Technology Study provides actionable information to advisers, along with the latest solutions to help them drive profitability, efficiency and growth. This research solves for a critical need for independent advisers, given how fragmented the independent adviser business can be and the absence of a comprehensive resource for assessing the best practices and procedures of peers.

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