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Survey: Advisers more proactive about adding diversity

August 4, 2018

A lack of diversity in the financial advice business is a problem My firm actively pursues recruiting minorities for client-facing positions The minority community 
is underserved by 
financial advisers 2015 2018 Yes No Don't know 62% Portion...

Viewpoints differ on diversity and inclusion, but this we agree on: There are many ways to improve

August 4, 2018

Diversity is​ viewed in very different ways by readers of InvestmentNews. This came into sharp focus when reading the responses to a survey on diversity we conducted in July as a sounding board for this week's issue. This edition of InvestmentNews...

Why investors should diversify more than just their assets

August 4, 2018

The next generation of investors demands more from their portfolios. While they still expect to generate returns that will fund a home, their children's education and retirement, a growing number also expect their investments to make a difference....

Why a lack of diversity among financial planners persists

August 4, 2018

A recent Pew Research Center study found that the majority of Americans say growing racial and ethnic diversity makes the U.S. a better place to live. While the country is experiencing an increase in diversity, the financial planning profession...

5 tips for productive conversations about diversity

August 4, 2018

Having difficult conversations sucks. Often you feel like you're running in circles, going over and over the same issues and not being heard. When the conversation turns to race, gender and sexual orientation, discussions become especially difficult....

5 actions underrepresented advisers can take to further their careers

August 4, 2018

For June's celebration of Pride Month, I was part of a valuable discussion about the intersection of LGBTQ and fintech. My fellow panelists and I celebrated Pride and gains in diversity and inclusion, and talked about how to be momentum-drivers,...

Race is hard to talk about at work — here's how to make it easier

August 4, 2018

I'm Asian-American and grew up in a racially diverse city, but this doesn't mean I've always understood what race was or how to talk about it. During my first career as a public school teacher, the impact of racism, housing segregation and economic...

Women to lead CFA Institute board

July 12, 2018

In 2016, the CFA Institute set a goal that 30% of its governing board would be comprised of women. This was a lofty goal considering women make up about 18% of the organization's members — a number that has held steady for two decades. But...

Adviser serves Hispanic clientèle in Puerto Rico and the mainland

July 7, 2018

The day after Hurricane Maria hit Puerto Rico, Eduardo J. Ramos returned to business as usual at Freedom Advisory, the registered investment advisory firm he started 10 years ago in San Juan. The firm is one of just a handful of independent...

Enough talking about diversity and inclusion — it's time for action

June 16, 2018

Many companies today are talking about the value of a diverse workforce. After 30 years in human resources at a range of leading companies, I am heartened by the evolution and increased focus on diversity and inclusion. But it's time to move...

Financial challenges remain for LGBTQ Americans

June 26, 2018

This month marks the third anniversary of marriage equality being extended to same-sex couples throughout the United States, a process that took decades to come to fruition through various actions at the state level, culminating in the U.S....

LGBTQ advisers and clients would welcome this approach

June 28, 2018

Even for firms that have embraced the value of increasing diversity, making the workplace LGBTQ-friendly has an added challenge of visibility. Unlike gender and race, sexual orientation isn't as visibly obvious and probably wouldn't come up...

From collecting autographs to advising LGBTs ​

June 5, 2018

David Rae developed a keen awareness of money when his father, NFL backup quarterback Mike Rae, retired from football. Growing up, the younger Mr. Rae, now 39 and founder and president of DRM Wealth Management, knew his family was always navigating...

Team of African-American advisers making great strides, one inspiration at a time

March 24, 2018

T ony Barrett often talks about his introduction to the profession of financial advice. He had a high school football coach who was a successful financial adviser, and African-American. Seeing the success of a person who looked like him was...

Firm grew with LGBT clients who had nowhere local to go

March 12, 2018

When Jennifer Hatch started working at JP Morgan in 1985, she couldn't help but think she was the only gay person on Wall Street. Feeling alone, for years she dreamed of working for a firm like Christopher Street Financial, a company created...

CFP Board appoints Kathleen McQuiggan special adviser on gender diversity

January 16, 2018

The Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards Inc.'s Center for Financial Planning has appointed Kathleen McQuiggan its special adviser on gender diversity to help guide its Women's Initiative (WIN), which addresses the shortage of women...

Why we must create a more diverse and sustainable financial planning profession

May 19, 2018

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of personal financial advisers is projected to grow 15% from 2016 to 2026. As the population ages and life expectancy increases, the demand for financial planning advice should continue....

Frank Paré assumes role as FPA president

January 4, 2018

As the first African-American president of the Financial Planning Association, Frank Paré recognizes that he is stepping into the role during a time of great change. Paradigms are shifting around client demographics, business models, fee schedules,...

CFP Board's new head of gender diversity lays out her agenda

January 30, 2018

Kathleen McQuiggan wants to see more females in financial services, not just because she's a woman, but because she believes greater diversity is good for the industry, and ultimately good for financial planning clients. Ms. McQuiggan, 49, is...

Minority-owned advisory firm makes diversity a priority

April 21, 2018

The typical adviser at most financial firms is a 50ish-year-old white male, but not at The Wealth Consulting Group. We are an independent registered investment adviser that stands out among our peers because WCG is owned by a first-generation...

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