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January 11, 2017
Securities America
Changing broker-dealers is an exciting event in the growth of your practice. It’s time to get focused on transitioning clients and growing your business at the same time. Visionary advisors see the transition as a way to strengthen client relationships and increase wallet share by putting the focus on the client.
January 01, 2017
IMCA
The top articles from the 2016 issues of IMCA’s Investments & Wealth Monitor demonstrate the range and depth of content IMCA has become well known for providing. Articles focus the biggest trends in family wealth, private equity, impact investing for a diversified portfolio, and an introduction to health savings accounts. IMCA® is the professional association for advanced investments and wealth professionals.
Value Line Funds
Alternative investments have been gaining wide acceptance in many investors’ portfolios as a way to provide diversification. In this white paper, we discuss the complexities of alternative investments and how turnkey solutions can provide increased exibility and access to numerous alternative investment strategies.
Nationwide
Currently, two-thirds of advisors provide retirement income planning to their clients. In a recent InvestmentNews research study, advisors said they believe that after the new DOL fiduciary rule goes into effect, retirement income planning will continue to be the service that provides the most value to their clients. However, the DOL rule as well as a host of non-regulatory issues such as greater longevity and rising healthcare costs, will change retirement planning significantly. This research brief sheds light on ways advisors could and should position themselves to meet clients' retirement planning needs.
Junxure
How can you successfully adopt a new CRM platform that helps your firm streamline it's operations and boost efficiency? Juncture's Julie Cochrane, Director of Training and Consulting, offers her seven steps for helping any firm get on board with a new CRM.
BMO Global Asset Management
Want higher client satisfaction and loyalty? Learn to speak your clients’ language by first determining their investor archetype. Download this guide for a snapshot of each investor personality type along with tips on how to identify and tailor your conversations to each temperament.
STATiFi
This book exposes five of the most destructive myths that we believe keep portfolios at greater risk. Download the eBook and learn more about how StratiFi’s option overlays can protect your clients.
DST Systems
With baby boomers and job changers driving retirement plan distribution events in ever-increasing numbers, the need to enhance support and service levels for participants at this critical stage is greater than ever. The retirement industry must address its outdated approach to rollover services and help plan sponsors and participants through an improved user experience that includes:· Better educational tools· An open IRA marketplace· A streamlined transactional experience"Improving the Rollover Experience Post-DOL,” explores the trends and challenges shaping the retirement industry’s response, including the recent DOL Fiduciary Rule, and the opportunity for those competitive industry leaders ready to rethink the rollover experience.
December 01, 2016
FS Investment Solutions, LLC
In a post-crisis era, investors have faced low yields, increased financial market volatility and rising asset correlations. This “new normal” is prompting individuals to rethink traditional concepts about portfolio diversification.
First Clearing
Advisors add value at each step of the value chain and can enhance well-being in every area of clients’ lives.
T Rowe Price
As financial wellness increases in popularity, it becomes critical to develop a valid framework for selecting a financial wellness provider. Here are some considerations that employers may want to incorporate into their evaluation process. This list only serves as a framework to start their evaluation—the needs and priorities of every employer may differ.
Morningstar
Many firms still have questions about the business requirements of U.S. Department of Labor's fiduciary rule and the best approach to meeting the April deadline. Read Morningstar’s practical answers for broker/dealers, asset managers, and advisors.
This report summarizes the latest thought leadership surrounding cybersecurity, regulation, mentoring, compensation and the growing demand for comprehensive wealth management. In addition to insight, this report provides actionable steps for advisers to incorporate into their evolving businesses.
Is your firm paying competitive compensation and employee benefits? Find out now by ordering the 2013 Compensation & Staffing Study, which highlights comprehensive compensation benchmarking data on 24 advisory firm job positions and outline current trends in owner compensation.
Our bi-annual study on the financial performance of advisory firms provides industry benchmarks on advisory firm financials including common-sized income statements, balance sheet and key performance ratios.
The industry's first-ever succession planning study offers key strategies for increasing the transferability & value of your business, while also highlight financing and valuation options.
The 2013 InvestmentNews Adviser Technology Study provides actionable information to advisers, along with the latest solutions to help them drive profitability, efficiency and growth. This research solves for a critical need for independent advisers, given how fragmented the independent adviser business can be and the absence of a comprehensive resource for assessing the best practices and procedures of peers.

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