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Breaking down the best robos for your practice

June 25, 2015

There's a lot to consider when managing a financial advisory practice, but one of the more ever-present components of the business these days is whether to offer an automated online investment platform. Robo-proofing a practice is one of the...

When it comes to retirement savings, millennials blow past boomers

June 22, 2015

In addition to being more technologically savvy and more in tune with social media, the millennial generation, in general, is also better than the baby-boomer generation at preparing for retirement. Within this broad statement — and the data...

Wealthy millennials decline financial advisers' services: survey

May 28, 2015

More than half the wealthiest young Americans do not use financial advisers, according to a survey released Thursday, and wealth managers may be missing opportunities to discuss health, family and financial values with those and other potential...

The advice industry's age discrimination problem

May 13, 2015

The investment industry has an age discrimination problem, and millennials and Generation X are bearing the brunt of it. Only 30% of financial advisers are actively looking for clients under age 40, according to a survey of 500 advisers by the...

Millennials are saving but their fear of stocks could hurt them

April 21, 2015

Millennials might be saving more than older folks but they are also the age group that will have the biggest retirement savings burden in history because of their aversion to risk. BankRate.com's financial security survey found that although...

Millennials to financial advisers: #DoingitWrong

April 13, 2015

As a millennial who works in the financial services industry, I can tell you with complete certainty that financial advisers need to comprehensively change their business models and practices if they want to gain and hold individuals in my generation...

Advisers flub in talking about wealth transfer

April 9, 2015

The majority of financial advisers are missing the boat when it comes to having important conversations with clients about passing wealth on to the next generation — thereby losing a big opportunity to hold onto those assets after those clients...

Taxes can be 'lots of fun' for young adviser Treavor Dodsworth

March 29, 2015

Tax season is in full swing, which means aspiring accountant Treavor Dodsworth is especially busy. Mr. Dodsworth, 23, is about eight months into his tenure at NorthWest Financial Services Inc., where he's been putting his tax know-how to work....

First and foremost, it's not about the money

March 29, 2015

A little more than a year ago, I was calling everyone in finance I had ever met. I was drilling them with questions ranging from “How is the work-life balance?” to “How long do I have to wait to find out if I'm good at it?” Over the...

Amanda Moore is getting life back after finishing CFP exam

March 29, 2015

Nine months after the start of her financial advisory journey, the moment of truth arrived for Amanda Moore last Saturday when she sat for the CFP exam. For the 23-year-old Virginia Tech alumna, the certified financial planner exam was the center...

Mariah Acap's test of time management

March 29, 2015

Mariah Acap's first year in the advisory business has cemented her resolve to become a full-fledged financial adviser, even if some things are taking more time than she expected. The adviser assistant at Buttonwood Financial Advisors finds herself...

For Kelly McNerney, ordering priorities in a busy schedule is a challenge

March 29, 2015

The rigors of working full-time surprised Kelly McNerney, who moved to Virginia from New Jersey last May to become an associate financial planner at FJY Financial. Ms. McNerney, 22, always took a full course load at William Patterson University...

Layton Cox: An entrepreneur at heart

March 29, 2015

Layton Cox entered the profession nearly a year ago, mentally prepared to make a lot of cold calls. Instead, he has gained valuable entrepreneurial experience and really figured out where the industry — and his career — are going. Mr. Cox,...

Tedious work and quarterbacking ultimately lead to grateful clients

March 29, 2015

It's hard to believe almost a year has passed since I joined Plancorp. New opportunities for growth and learning have presented themselves every day. At times, I've risen to the occasion, and other times I've found myself short of the mark....

Finding his planning niche

March 29, 2015

Spring is looking busy for Sam Honey as he prepares for the certified financial planner exam and the arrival of his second child. The 26-year-old planning associate at Plancorp expected to take the CFP exam last Saturday. In the course of studying...

Next gen advisers finding their niche in the industry

March 29, 2015

Each of the six next-generation advisers InvestmentNews has followed over the past year — their first in the financial advice business — is finding his or her own focus in this changing industry. One is circumventing a traditional adviser...

Where are they now?

March 20, 2015

Our second annual 40 Under 40 project is underway, and we are asking readers to help us uncover top young talent in financial advice to illuminate the industry's future. The people who ultimately make the list will be instrumental in moving...

Foreign mutual funds look like a good way to dodge some U.S. market risk

March 19, 2015

With U.S. stocks now about as expensive as they were at the peak in 2008, foreign mutual funds might be a good place to hang out, or even hide out, for a while. ANJIX, LLINX, VTRIX Who will replace Jack Bogle when the 85-year-old founder of...

Cash-heavy mutual funds take downside protection to the extreme

March 4, 2015

For investors who truly cannot sleep at night out of fear that this roaring equity market is too risky, here are some mutual funds that are taking the slow lane by sitting on lots of cash. Downside protection to the max A Virginia financial...

How a uniform client service plan can help a fledgling firm grow

February 27, 2015

Every year, many young and mid-career professionals make the move into the wealth management industry hoping to help individuals and families make the best financial decisions. While wealth management can be an exciting and rewarding field,...

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