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Adviser brings balance to clients’ divorce proceedings

Aviva Pinto found her niche when she realized most divorces include a 'non-monied' spouse in search of financial footing.

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In search of adviser tech’s holy grail

An ecosystem is emerging whose ultimate goal is to increase advisers’ wallet share by enabling them to unify a client’s entire financial world onto a single platform.

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2021 has been a good year for CEO pay at RIAs

The industry saw another year of growth, according to an InvestmentNews study, but compensation for most positions has shown little growth.

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Debt ceiling brinkmanship not a concern for advisers

The devastating consequences of a default make it unlikely to happen, advisers say. Inflation is a bigger threat.

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Brother and sister advisers focus on environmentally conscious business owners

Christopher and Michelle Mackin are leveraging their love for the outdoors into a focused advisory practice.

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Are asset managers giving plain old funds a green tint?

The greenwashing trend is raising eyebrows among advisers who wonder whether firms are just jumping on the ESG bandwagon.

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Protecting client data in account aggregation

It’s up to advisers to communicate with investors who need help with understanding the management of risk across multiple accounts.

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Adviser’s cross-border niche targets Canadians moving south, and vice versa

Cardinal Point Wealth Management targets Canadian snowbirds, but found a rich market of clients needing cross-border advice.

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Adviser recognized for educating on genetic blood disease

Invest in Others' Lifetime Achievement Award winner is Peter Chieco for his work with Cooley's Anemia Foundation.

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Adviser’s humanitarian efforts during disasters recognized

Invest in Others' Volunteer of the Year is Kenneth 'Larry' Agee for his work with Disaster Aid USA.

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Adviser recognized for his support of audiological work with children

Invest in Others' Community Service Award winner is Roger S. Green for his work with Auditory-Verbal Center Inc.

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Why more advisers are taking the free dinner seminar off the menu

A free meal can help win new clients, but some advisers say the prospecting strategy is dated and projects a bad image.

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Adviser wins for his work on ending generational poverty

Invest in Others' Catalyst Award winner is Ralph Ujano for his work with Helping Hands for Single Moms Dallas.

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For this adviser, socially responsible investing comes first

James Katz tailors his RIA, Humankind Investments, to serve clients who place the greater good at the top of mind.

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Tax perks nudging employers to help pay workers’ student loans

Most employers have tuition-reimbursement budgets, though they hardly spend them. Those budgets instead could go to student loans.

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Sharing the student debt load

The freeze on student loans has been a financial lifeline for many. That hasn’t been lost on employers, who are juicing up benefits.

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Annuities are now a big business for PE firms

Private equity firms' insurance companies accounted for more than 40% of all indexed annuity sales industrywide during the second quarter.

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Tech platforms ease investing in alts

Technology is opening up access to alternative investments, often getting around high minimums by combining multiple, smaller investments into a single fund.

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Alts may provide the lift 60-40 portfolios need

As the traditional blend of stocks and bonds is undermined by persistently low interest rates, advisers are turning to alternative investments to achieve both higher returns and diversification. But alts pose their own challenges.

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Why Wall Street just isn’t Wall Street anymore

The Covid-19 pandemic has caused many to question the need to work in or continue their professional lives in Manhattan. Advances in technology have made working in an office in or close to Manhattan less important.