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When you help your clients’ children get a financial head start to prepare them for financial independence, your practice benefits from stronger client relationships and, potentially, a new generation of clients. Download Morningstar’s new paper to help your clients raise financially fit kids.
American College
In 2012, The American College State Farm® Center for Women and Financial Services commissioned independent research firm Greenwald and Associates to conduct a survey of 3,000 women ages 25 to 75.
Nuveen Investments
We believe designing a portfolio to meet retirement income needs requires focusing on five key characteristics.
Cadaret Grant
The Department of Labor’s new fiduciary standards will change the way advisers deal with clients’ Individual Retirement Accounts and defined contribution plans. Virtually all broker dealers are grappling with the specifics of the new rules and advisers undoubtedly will be asked questions about the rules now that the general public is becoming more aware of them. This white paper is intended to help advisers understand the key points of the new rules and explain them to clients in a manner that’s practical and not overly legalistic.
Financial Marketing Pros
Have you ever wondered, how the top producing financial advisors generate more leads? Where do they invest their marketing dollars? And what do they do differently?
Financial Marketing Pros
Why isn’t your show working? Why isn’t your phone ringing off the hook? Why are other advisors killing it, and you’re justifying your show as a way to build credibility?
Most firms face similar operational bottlenecks in their advisory businesses. Enterprise content management (ECM) tools—software that harnesses all of a firm’s information—can not only eliminate these bottlenecks, but also streamline operations, improve efficiency and support growth.
For the sixth consecutive year, the Smarsh Electronic Communications Compliance Survey illustrates the key trends and concerns facing compliance around the retention and oversight of electronic communications.
In April 2016 the DOL’s long-awaited Conflict of Interest Rule rolled out leaving a mountain of questions about the future of retirement advice. This Legislative Intelligence update from IMCA summarizes the recent DOL rule and how it will affect those who provide financial advice. IMCA® is the professional association for advanced investment professionals.
NYLife MainStay Investments
International equities play a natural role in a diversified portfolio. Typically, global equity investing captures two return streams for U.S. investors: equity performance and currency movements. This piece explores various dimensions to currency hedging, and why the IQ 50 Percent Currency Hedged ETFs might be an ideal solution for investors who don’t want to make a currency call.
NYLife MainStay Investments
The potential benefits of international equity investing include participation in the fortunes of many of today’s global industry leaders and greater portfolio diversification than can be derived by investing in U.S. securities alone. Fortunately, there is an alternative to the all-or-nothing approaches many investors have historically taken to hedging currency exposure in their international portfolios. A balanced 50% currency-hedged portfolio may offer a reasonable alternative approach.
Many experts agree that fee business is an important approach to serving clients, and may one day dominate the industry. Cambridge’s Colleen Bell and Melissa Loner explain the momentum behind fee-based accounts in today’s market environment.
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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