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The struggle is real: Why our profession needs next-gen talent now

September 10, 2018

The ground is shifting beneath our feet. The problem is, we look down to see the ground cracking while remaining completely oblivious to what's overhead: A new atmosphere. A changed environment. An unrecognizable future. The financial services...

Few colleges offer a financial planning program

September 1, 2018

The number of universities with financial planning programs is abysmally low. Only 4.5% of the roughly 2,400 four-year higher-education institutions in the U.S. offer a financial planning degree. Observers say the trickle of new advisers entering...

Are schools adequately preparing next-gen advisers?

September 1, 2018

Eric Schaefer's client was all ears when he laid out a new financial plan for him. Then the client's eagerness to implement the plan suddenly morphed into dejection. "I literally have no time to do any of this," the client said. Mr. Schaefer,...

Ideal curriculum for financial planning students

September 1, 2018

We asked program directors at four universities — San Diego State, Texas A&M, Utah Valley and Virginia Tech — what the ideal curriculum would be to prepare next-generation financial planners. Here's a mashup of their picture-perfect course...

Solidify client relationships in volatile times by overcommunicating

August 6, 2018

After the historically low levels of volatility seen in 2017, many investors became accustomed to a lack of bumps in the market. However, the type of predictability simply has not held true so far in 2018. In the current market environment,...

Eight-person team managing $930 million leaves Merrill Lynch

July 30, 2018

An eight-person team managing $930 million in assets at Merrill Lynch in Wilmington, Del., has left the firm to form Wyeth Private Wealth, a hybrid wealth manager based in Chadds Ford, Pa. The team, which has affiliated with Dynasty Partners,...

Millennial heirs go to summer camp

July 30, 2018

Fifty-two heirs to lavish fortunes luxuriate in sleek splendor at the Four Seasons. They sip designer lattes and speak the language of wealth. The talk is of money, noblesse oblige, technology, Formula One. At lunchtime, out comes chilled rosé,...

Wealthfront wants to help millennials take a sabbatical

July 25, 2018

The latest tool in Wealthfront's expanding financial planning utility belt is "Time Off for Travel," a service that lets the digital adviser's clients explore the possibility of taking an extended leave from work. Drawing on information provided...

Merrill adds Zelle to wealth management app to let clients make payments

June 26, 2018

Merrill Lynch is updating its mobile app with some modern features that are increasingly popular among consumers. Clients can now scan and send documents to their Merrill Lynch adviser using their smartphone camera, view activity in their Bank...

The next generation of advisers don't just want a job – they want inspiration

April 30, 2018

With the age of the average independent adviser remaining stubbornly high, firms that support these professionals have become more resourceful and focused in reaching out to the younger generation. From supporting more CFP programs at the college...

40 Under 40 is back — nominate your best now

March 6, 2018

InvestmentNews is beginning its search for the sharpest minds and most engaging personalities among the advice industry's up-and-comers. We're counting on you to help us find them. If you know a superstar adviser who will be 39 or younger on...

Oops! Unintended consequences of tax-law changes

January 13, 2018

The Republican tax bill, signed into law on Dec. 22, has a few unintended consequences for financial advisers. Despite the steady shift from commissions to fee-based accounts, the former could now be slightly more attractive to clients. That's...

10 trends hitting financial advisers this year

January 9, 2018

Policy changes like tax reform and implementation of the Department of Labor’s fiduciary rule occupied most of the wealth management industry’s attention in 2017, and research firm Aite Group said these will drive adviser uncertainty. At...

Boomers: Envision your business transition plan

January 3, 2018

The Department of Labor rule, fee compression, and the overall migration to advisory business are issues that have been on advisers' minds for some time. But for baby boomers, who are not only the largest segment of advisers but also the ones...

Women in Advice

December 20, 2017

The following is an excerpt from the report, “Women in Advice: Inspiring the Next Generation of Financial Advisers”

Survey: 41% of households mix digital, human financial advice

December 14, 2017

Individual investors are slowly abandoning pure self-direction and are turning to financial professionals for advice, according to a new study by an investor data company. But this isn't a return to the way things used to be, said Hearts & Wallets,...

Capitalism is beautiful. Young prospects might disagree

December 11, 2017

Capitalism is one of the greatest things that ever happened to America. This isn't just an idle thought for me. It's why we at Stephens launched the ongoing This Is Capitalism multimedia experience two years ago. Yet many Americans, including...

More advisory firms develop bench strength as competition for heavy hitters intensifies

December 11, 2017

Building a top-performing team is one of the biggest challenges facing leaders in any field. As increased competition for top talent continues to grow, compensation is outpacing the rate of revenue growth. This makes human capital management...

Advisers ignore 'responsible investing' at their own risk

November 17, 2017

Financial advisers might be missing a big asset-gathering and client-satisfaction opportunity if they aren't familiar with the nuances of "responsible investing" trends, according to Marcus Valesco, managing director in the Wealth Management...

Envestnet Tamarac overhauls adviser software

November 14, 2017

Envestnet Tamarac is launching a significantly redesigned version of its wealth management software suite for advisers. What was formerly known as Advisor Xi is now simply called Tamarac, but the company says the update is much more than either...

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