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7 conferences taking advisers beyond financial services

September 11, 2017

When it comes to budgeting conference travel, financial advisers are increasingly thinking outside the box of the standard industry gatherings by venturing into areas that might seem way beyond the realm of financial services. Consider investing...

Highest paying jobs at advisory firms

October 3, 2017

Independent advice firms have been a great place to work the last two years. Salaries at these businesses increased across the board, and all but one professional position saw double-digit percent increases in 2017 compared to 2015, when InvestmentNews...

Making new employees part of the team

October 9, 2013

By Caleb Brown Once business owners make an investment in their organization to hire additional labor, it is in their best interest to ensure the new hire is integrated as quickly as possible. However, when incorporating a new employee into...


December 2, 2012

Rank Firm Total assets ($M) Total accounts Discretionary assets ($M) Discretionary accounts Nondiscretionary assets ($M) Nondiscretionary accounts Employees 1 Financial Engines Advisors LLC $47,500.0 616,834 $47,500.0 616,834 $0.0 0 350 2 Hall...

Presidential election sparks awareness of gender issues

November 21, 2016

As we all know, the presidential election of 2016 was the first time a female appeared on the ballot as a major-party candidate. After a particularly hard-fought campaign, Hillary Clinton said in her concession speech, “I know we still haven't...

Fired Wells Fargo broker barred by Finra

August 11, 2017

A former Wells Fargo adviser, who resigned from the firm in 2015 after allegations that she had made inaccurate statements on a "mortgage gift letter" she signed in connection with another broker's mortgage application, has been barred by Finra....

OSJs: Add Value and Increase Rep Stickiness with Well-Planned Branch Events

March 1, 2017

To attract and retain top advisors, super branches need value-add services that differentiate them from other firms. Camaraderie and peer knowledge often top the list of reasons independent advisors decide to join a branch rather than operate...

5 shocking stats about diversity in financial advice

December 11, 2015

The financial advisory industry is predominantly white and includes fewer minority professionals than other areas of financial services, including financial analysis, accounting and tax preparation, according to U.S. Census data. To highlight...

3 ways financial advisers can get ahead in 2017

January 27, 2017

Everyone's familiar with the famous Isaac Newton quote, “If I have seen further, it is by standing on the shoulders of giants.” However, not many of us actually take his words as sound advice. Too many of us opt to rely on our own experiences...

Interns will take on several roles at advisory firms this summer

June 21, 2017

Tens of thousands of college students will be toiling away this summer at financial advice internships around the nation, taking on projects like exploring new software and helping firms go paperless to planning office celebrations and client...

Elliot Weissbluth on management: Fire yourself every year

May 11, 2015

I was intrigued when Elliot Weissbluth, founder and CEO of fast growing $30 billion RIA HighTower, shared this idea on my recent podcast. “I really go through the process of terminating myself and then I rehire myself. I write in my journal...

Lessons from Duke's Coach K: 3 keys to leading an exceptional team

May 13, 2015

When Fidelity Investments scheduled Mike Krzyzewski, the men's basketball coach at Duke University and the U.S. national team, to give the keynote address at their executive summit earlier this year, I doubt they foresaw that Coach K would just...

Playing Words With Friends at work. OK or not?

May 4, 2015

I have a confession: Sometimes I play Words With Friends during work hours. It helps keep me awake during long, boring meetings and conference calls. I will also confess to being hypocritical: I don't like it when an employee of mine is playing...

How to evaluate and cope with the people who make mistakes

December 26, 2014

It's crunch time for the National Football League teams as they come down to the final games of the season and fight to make the playoffs. For teams on the bubble or fighting for post-season positioning, every play seems important, every mistake...

Hard truths for bosses: When you're the problem, not the solution

November 20, 2014

About a year ago, I realized that our company had grown bigger and more complex than anything I'd ever been involved with. While that should have been cause for celebration, I was feeling frustrated and so maxed out that I could barely sleep...

America's jobs engine keeps defying forecasts for 2017 slowdown

August 31, 2017

In an economy growing at a moderate pace at best, the U.S. job market keeps on shining. Payroll gains topped forecasts in five of the past seven months, putting the 2017 average increase of 184,000 almost on par with last year's 187,000 and...

Big 3 business catastrophes: How to cope with a shock to the system

October 30, 2014

Last Saturday morning, I was making a quick breakfast for my 6-year-old daughter prior to running out to coach her 8 a.m. soccer match. As we ran out the door, I noticed I had six text messages on my cell phone. They'd arrived at 2 in the morning...

Just because you can work doesn't mean you should

October 9, 2014

I have a bad cold and sore throat. For the benefit of myself and others, I stayed home from work the last two days. This was obviously not planned. Naturally, I was concerned about work piling up. Since I am on the "getting better" side, I decided...

It's OK to be lazy

August 29, 2014

Labor Day is as good a time as any to reflect on the way we work and whether we feel good about our work/life balance. Our country, like few in the world, is imbued with a culture of respect for hard work. We applaud the folks who slave through...

How to fire your $350-an-hour assistant

June 24, 2014

The world of financial advisory may seem complex. But in reality, success comes down to two simple things: consistently getting in front of new clients and taking care of existing clients. But instead of focusing on these two critical activities,...

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