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Many wealthy Americans haven't planned for the transfer of their assets

January 31, 2017

Affluent Americans aren't doing much to prep the next generation to inherit their riches, creating a wealth of opportunity for financial advisers who can convince clients to focus on legacy planning. Even though about $4 trillion is set to be...

Adviser's Consultant: Provide these services to attract younger clients

January 26, 2017

Many who become Pamela Capalad's clients tried to be financially informed, but got lost along the way. Most of the others have been financially lost from the beginning and feel like it's their fault. Providing financial advice to people in their...

Why the financial advice industry should focus less on diversity and more on inclusion

December 20, 2016

It doesn't really need to be rehashed because the issue has been talked and written about at great length already, but the financial services industry does, in fact, have a diversity problem. The statistics bear this out. InvestmentNews reported...

Advisers help find donor advised funds for clients' charitable dollars

December 14, 2016

Financial advisers with clients interested in impact investing may want to help them put their philanthropic dollars to work supporting their social missions before they commit resources designed to secure their financial futures. One way to...

More than half of the student-loan borrowers regret going into debt: Finra study

November 16, 2016

Call it the big regret. A recent study commissioned by the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority Inc. found that more than half of college-bound students failed to calculate their potential student loan costs before taking out loans and, of...

Technology guide for firms that turn to next gen clients

November 7, 2016

Along with many in the industry, our firm is increasingly open to the idea of finding innovative ways to establish profitable relationships with tomorrow's life blood of our industry — young clients. To that end, my firm BerganKDV Wealth Management,...

Advisory firms redesign their offices to attract millennial clients

November 6, 2016

Private offices are a thing of the past at advisory firm SignatureFD. The 20-year-old practice moved two years ago and created a front-office area that feels more like a Starbucks than a financial services firm. Employees are encouraged to congregate...

Financial advisers' business models need changing to win over millennial clients: expert

September 29, 2016

Financial advisers are being advised to step up their game when it comes to the next generation of clients. “We need to change our business models, and change the way we're doing business, particularly when it comes to millennials,” said...

Learning and profiting from Gen X

July 20, 2016

Today's era represents the first in history where almost every generation is learning how to interact with the world from their children. Our kids teach us how to use social media, and we teach our parents how to use Netflix. This has led to...

5 steps to elevate the next generation

July 13, 2016

As an independent firm grows, the role of an owner evolves from being a player on the team, to leading and managing an organization. Eventually, size and complexity will drive the need for greater professional management to help drive the owner's...

Advisers need to get real with clients about what reasonable investment returns look like

June 26, 2016

Hope and confidence are good attributes to have, especially when one is young — but there is such a thing as wild optimism. A recent survey by the British asset management company Schroders, which has $467 billion in assets under management,...

Millennials and life insurance — not their parents' policies

June 22, 2016

Millennials are a unique generation with a new approach to life,which includes the way they secure information, collect insights and make purchasing decisions. This is especially true when it comes to benefits and financial products — particularly...

The time is now for young financial advisers

May 29, 2016

After graduating from college, Eric Roberge worked at two investment banks and then four different advisory firms within five years, unable to find a company where he felt comfortable. After he decided to start his own firm, he was forced to...

College debt is a burden to all

May 1, 2016

Outstanding college debt now exceeds $1.3 trillion, a burden not only for the students who are on the hook to pay it back, but their families and the entire nation. Once students graduate, the loans they must start paying off crowd out spending...

Ways advisers can successfully target new Gen X clients

April 21, 2016

The Deloitte Center for Financial Services recently published a very compelling study, titled The Future of Wealth in America, which reveals some surprising data pertaining to trends in generational wealth.  While most wealth managers primarily...

High schoolers to test whether they're smarter than a financial adviser

April 15, 2016

About 100 high school students will learn firsthand what life as an adviser is like this summer through an industry program aimed at showing them that financial planning is very different than what they see in movies like "The Wolf of Wall Street."...

What boomer advisers should do when their successors get impatient

March 25, 2016

A power shift is under way in our industry. Baby boomer and next-gen advisers are like seismic plates shifting underground, with one group poised to become more powerful as the other slowly fades. This change may not happen without a volcanic...

Look for these traits in millennials to find your next millionaire clients

February 23, 2016

As advisers start to focus on adding younger individuals and couples to their client mix, choosing prospects with the genuine potential to grow their assets will be important to running prosperous businesses. Research based on conclusions from...

Which robos got off to the fastest start in 2016?

January 15, 2016

Almost all robo-advisers have grown in some shape or form between the start of last year and this year. Some of the well-known online automated investment platforms that embraced a business-to-business model have grown tremendously. Take Betterment,...

Adviser's Consultant: Building an in-house residency program to grow next gen advisers

January 11, 2016

Andrea Eaton and the other two advisers at Cornerstone Wealth Advisors found themselves in a position in 2010 where they didn't need another adviser, but they needed someone who could take on some of the administrative and light client duties...

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