White papers and reports

InvestmentNews presents the latest and most targeted thought leadership for the financial industry.

Charles Schwab
At some point in their careers, many veteran advisors feel as if their business has stalled. This white paper is for the financial advisor who may be considering a transition to fuel growth. Outlined are the key considerations advisors should take into account, with a focus on analyzing the advisor's unique approach to the business, the kind of support required and how seemingly similar broker-dealer models can differ.
Part I of a series of articles on working with ultra-high-net-worth clients from IMCA’s Investments & Wealth Monitor take a look at generational differences in the ultra-high-net-worth (UHNW) space, two industry thought leaders provide their perspectives on the UHNW space, and the cost involved in creating an UHNW practice. IMCA® is the professional association for advanced investment professionals.
Central banks efforts have resulted in inflated asset prices, increased market volatility and heavier debt loads that weigh on growth.
The 2014 InvestmentNews Financial Performance Study of Advisory Firms provides industry benchmarks on advisory firm financials including common-sized income statements, balance sheet and key performance ratios.
New standards for retirement accounts imposed by the Department of Labor will significantly affect not only traditional broker-dealers and registered investment advisers, but also the relatively new category of competitors known as robo-advisers.
Kestra Financial
Kestra Financial gives our independent financial advisors unmatched opportunities to grow their business through elite access, leading services, integrated technology and practice enrichment. Explore all of the industry leading and practice-enriching tools available to you through Kestra Financial.
This white paper addresses changes resulting from the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2015 (BBA) and the new tension created between spousal and survivor benefits and highlights often missed opportunities for widows. It also addresses how the changes put higher importance of the retirement earnings test in a far greater percentage of Social Security decisions.
InvestmentNews Research, TD Ameritrade Institutional
According to a new InvestmentNews/Kiplinger’s survey, one in three do-it-yourself women could be in the market to hire a financial adviser during the next year. Download this new research paper to learn more about how — and why — women value financial advisers, and gain insights into the different types of female investors who are currently looking for a new source of financial advice.
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.
The American College of Financial Services
Drawing on nearly 3,000 survey responses, this white paper helps advisors understand the financial needs and expectations of women aged 25 to 75. Please submit the form to download and read now.
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.
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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