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5 retirement planning resolutions for 2021

Learning from the lessons of 2020 and taking action to improve their retirement planning should be a key focus for advisers in 2021.

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Now that Wells Fargo has a plan, what’s in it for advisers?

CEO Charlie Scharf is making classic changes to streamline and reduce costs at Wells Fargo's Wealth and Investment Management unit, which houses Wells Fargo Advisors.

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Three pandemic trends we should hold onto

The technology adoption and rewriting of work rules and expectations that's now occurring, if properly navigated and implemented, can help firms gain a competitive advantage.

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SageView deal shows RPA M&A market is still hot

After private-equity partners lined up to invest in Captrust, which eventually selected GTCR, the firms that were left out were eager to invest. SageView became the most attractive option remaining.

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Retiree debt doubles during pandemic

As COVID-19 forced some older Americans into early retirement, a survey shows a huge increase last year in total retiree debt, partly as a result of more people carrying credit card debt.

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Preparing clients for the next bear market

The greatest value we add as financial advisers is keeping clients from making mistakes from which they cannot recover.

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Toward a definition of financial wellness

Countless wealth management firms, insurance companies and fintech providers are promising to deliver financial wellness, but few can offer a coherent definition, let alone a clear approach to providing it.

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Firms with minority managers more likely to have diverse clients

A survey of advisers found that those at firms with racial and ethnic minorities employed in management roles were more likely to say that their firms were inclusive and that they were comfortable broaching diversity issues with senior leaders.

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Navigating political conversations with clients

With advisers serving a more diverse group of clients than ever before, discussions about emotionally charged topics may become unavoidable.

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A resolution to cover the topics advisers value most

We resolve to increase the breadth of topics we bring to our adviser audience because we know clients are expecting and needing more right now.