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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...

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,...

Tweeting maven Josh Brown approaches 100K followers, explains the business upshot

February 19, 2015

The financial adviser known on Twitter as Downtown Josh Brown with the handle @ReformedBroker is poised to hit 100,000 followers. While that mark doesn't land him in the social media caste of @RichardBranson, with 5 million followers, or @LadyGaga,...

Every young adviser needs a successful mentor

February 9, 2015

My first seven years as an adviser have been a rollercoaster ride, with many more ups than downs. The learning curve to becoming an adviser is steep and the skills needed to succeed in this industry are vast and ever-changing. Not only are technical...

Why well-designed technology is more powerful than investor education

January 30, 2015

I used to live in London, where taxi drivers have to learn The Knowledge, a comprehensive test to gauge their familiarity with London's streets. It means that as a rider, you can guarantee that your black-cab driver knows where he or she is...

The latest CFA test scores send 56% back to square one

January 28, 2015

While some New Yorkers were shoveling out on Tuesday, a lot of Wall Street-wannabees were sweating over the results of the December CFA tests, which showed that only 44% of test takers passed. Cheer up, less than 20% of candidates pass all three...

Adviser pool continues to drain, losing 2% in 2013

January 22, 2015

The total number of U.S. financial advisers is still shrinking, but the decline in adviser ranks may have hit bottom for now, according to researchers. Financial adviser headcount fell by 1.9% in 2013 to 287,119 advisers, according to the most...

Ohio State's Cardale Jones: 'No' to the NFL, 'yes' to financial planning

January 16, 2015

Cardale Jones shocked college football fans this week by leading Ohio State University to the College Football Playoff National Championship after the team's first- and second-string quarterbacks were injured. He confounded expectations again...

Financial adviser rises in list of top jobs

January 13, 2015

A ranking of America's top jobs found that financial advice increasingly is a terrific profession, moving up 16 spots on the U.S. News and World Report list from last year. “Financial adviser” ranked No. 25 of the 100 Best Jobs of 2015,...

U.S. economy reclaims post as global growth engine

January 12, 2015

The latest data show the U.S. economy can once again be described as the global growth engine. No word on how long it might take the Federal Reserve to recognize such data as significant enough to trigger an interest rate hike. The U.S. economy...

The more I learn about planning and taxes, the more interesting the job gets

December 14, 2014

During the past five months at NorthWest Financial, I have learned a remarkable amount about all aspects of financial planning, from the technical side of concepts and strategies to the relationship essentials of connecting with clients and...

A whirlwind of change — transitioning into the financial planning industry

December 14, 2014

The last six months have been full of transition. The first wave of change was graduating from William Paterson University in New Jersey and accepting a job as an associate financial adviser with FJY Financial in Virginia. My emotions were mixed;...

Young advisers go from learning to doing

December 14, 2014

Halfway through their first year in the advice business, the six young professionals InvestmentNews is tracking for its Year 1 project — to better understand adviser experiences as they enter the industry — have gained confidence and skills....

Survey shows social media use growing among advisers

December 11, 2014

Advisers are latching on to social media giants such as LinkedIn and Facebook to increase their business, and it's paying off. Putnam Investments' latest survey of how advisers are using social media found that those who have acquired clients...

A financial adviser career path: The unknown road

November 26, 2014

Our team at The Advisor Center is well-versed in the benefits of a career as a financial adviser or planner. We are often surprised by the number of those outside the industry who are unaware of what this industry has to offer in terms of job...

It's time for real industry action on diversity

November 23, 2014

In the past year, the financial advice industry has acknowledged that it has to do a better job of recruiting women into the profession. It is now a recurring topic of conversation at industry conferences, and some of the bigger firms are starting...

Look for the next-gen candidate who interviews you: Expert

November 7, 2014

Successful placement of a young professional in the financial advice business requires that both the firm and the candidate thoroughly interview each other, a panel of experts said during an InvestmentNews virtual career fair aimed at next-generation...

To recruit young advisers, show them a path

November 3, 2014

I'll never forget the line that prompted me to become a financial adviser: “You'd be an idiot if you don't do this.” That blunt statement, made by Blair McCarthy, the adviser who had been recruiting me to join his firm, really got my attention....

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