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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....

How advisers are guiding clients through critical crossroads

November 2, 2014

For the third of a series of special reports on the Crossroads the financial advice business is facing, we asked the industry's top advisers: How are you guiding clients through today's critical crossroads? Here is what they said: "Changes to...

Don't market to women, serve them, Krawcheck tells advisers

October 10, 2014

Women are on the way to being the majority of U.S. millionaires and they represent the advisory industry's biggest business opportunity, former Bank of America Merrill Lynch executive Sallie Krawcheck told advisers Friday at the Raymond James...

Learning how to handle stressed clients

October 5, 2014

In her first 10 weeks in the financial advice profession, Amanda Moore learned that advisers deal with clients at tense moments in their lives. Ms. Moore, 23, a resident in financial planning at Cornerstone Wealth Advisors in Edina, Minn., is...

Variety of tasks, client issues makes each day instructive

October 5, 2014

My role at Plancorp has certainly grown over recent months. I may have finally entered the asset column of the human capital balance sheet. As I have become more familiar with clients, processes and financial planning in general, my task load...

In financial planning, the details can create or destroy your career

October 5, 2014

I've always been a firm believer that success is created and destroyed in the details; it's one of the reasons I thought I would make a good financial planner. While at Virginia Tech, our academic adviser would tell us that advisers wanted their...

What I didn't expect about being an adviser

October 5, 2014

“I'm calling today to introduce myself.” That is how I begin 90% of my conversations. The other 10% are opened with, “Did I catch you at a bad time?” As a 20-something, first-year, inexperienced financial adviser going up against an...

Pimco-Bill Gross saga continues to pique advisers' interest

October 4, 2014

Advisers continue to eat up each new development in the aftermath of Bill Gross' stunning departure from Pimco, though other big stories also resonated with the InvestmentNews audience this week. A new robo-adviser offering from two financial...

Finding a young adviser for your team

September 28, 2014

Grace Kvantas is a 25-year-old budding financial planner from North Carolina — and she's in high demand. Advisory firms around the country are looking to hire young professionals like her to help them take on some of the increased tasks of...

Advise Millennials. They may save your practice.

September 25, 2014

If there's one thing advisers who work with Millennials share, it might be that their peers think they're crazy. “A lot of people thought we were insane — with the golden age of baby boomers coming, why on earth would you want to work with...

5 lessons learned after one year running a financial planning firm

August 28, 2014

It's hard to believe it, but my financial planning firm, Workable Wealth, officially turns 1 this week! Just 12 months ago, the website went live after months of prep work and paperwork, and the (virtual) doors opened as I welcomed my first...

3 lessons in team building advisers can learn from the San Antonio Spurs

July 3, 2014

The focus of the sporting world has quickly shifted to the World Cup, but I believe there are some valuable takeaways from another recent sporting event: the San Antonio Spurs' dismantling of the Miami Heat in the NBA Finals. The key to the...

What is the FPA NexGen Gathering?

June 25, 2014

I attended a financial planning conference this past weekend, but it wasn't what you might imagine a conference to be. Most conferences are held in big cities, at fancy-schmancy convention centers with overpriced hotels attached to them. They...

Meet the 40 Under 40 - Young leaders to watch

June 23, 2014

Say hello to the future of the financial advice industry. The InvestmentNews editorial staff presents a list of 40 outstanding young people ready to take the financial advice industry into the next era. Click through to learn more about them,...

Firms line up to donate software to college financial planning programs

May 27, 2014

As technology assumes a larger place in the advisory industry, software companies are clamoring to donate their products to financial planning programs in universities across the country. Texas Tech University, for example, now receives more...

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