Opinion

Displaying 3043 results

Topic

3 steps to prepare wealthy clients for higher tax rates

In the current tax-the-rich political environment, the wisdom of getting wealthy clients the insurance of an alternative citizenship or residence is obvious.

Topic

Have valuations for RIA firms risen too much?

Buyers are convinced they are acquiring businesses that are well-positioned to grow organically over the next several decades no matter what happens in the economy or markets.

Topic

The power of conversations

By volunteering and sharing your passions, people get to talk to you and to know you, and when they know you, they are pleased to recommend you.

Topic

Is the market for small 401(k)s a blue ocean for RPAs?

There are three major trends that could make the small and micro DC markets more attractive to retirement plan advisers.

Topic

Summer-friendly strategies for growing your brand and community

As the pandemic subsides and people look forward to catching up with their friends, there's a great opportunity to plan exciting events that bring big results.

Topic

Balancing freedoms makes you a better adviser, happier person

The key for advisers is finding a balance where they maintain the maximum freedom that enables them to focus on their purpose.

Topic

4 conversations to make retirement more fulfilling for your clients

Financial preparedness is only a piece of the equation; clients must understand the impact retirement will have on every part of their lives.

Topic

Time’s running out for a mega qualified charitable distribution!

2021 is the last year your clients can use their retirement funds for unlimited charitable giving as a result of provisions in recent tax laws.

Topic

To truly be diverse, the advice industry first needs a true tally of advisers

How can the financial advice industry know whether its attempts to hire more women, Blacks, Latinos and Asians are working if there is no accurate, unified measure of success or failure?

Topic

How to say anything to a client

Whether it’s communicating uncomfortable changes to clients or asking your staff to step up their performance, here's a simple model you can use to say what needs to be said when you don’t quite know how to say it.

Topic

Introducing DACFP, a new partner of InvestmentNews

Together, DACFP and InvestmentNews will be providing subscribers with content and educational opportunities to increase your knowledge about blockchain and digital assets, and access to the product and service providers in that ecosystem, so you can give investors the advice, products and services they need.

Topic

How the 401(k) world will adapt as it wakes up after long pandemic

There will be vast differences, but the fundamentals of the business will be the same, as will the importance of strong relationships and brands.

Topic

Covid raises awareness, concerns about Social Security

71% of American adults worry that the program will run out of money during their lifetime and 19% say the pandemic has affected their plans to file for Social Security benefits, according to a Nationwide survey.

Topic

Getting through to confused or fearful clients

If a conversation with a client isn't going well, sometimes the adviser needs to change his or her approach to get the client past the sticking point.

Topic

7 ways crises changed our understanding of fiduciary

During a crisis, the critical fiduciary success factor is connecting with the client's heart.

Topic

Digital record keepers are changing the micro 401(k) market

Many of these newer entrants are pure-play record keepers without an investment management arm. They employ lean, digitally focused operating models and distribute their services directlly to plan sponsors.

Topic

Want to be a fiduciary financial planner?

Don't forget your clients' biggest assets and liabilities: Home equity and insurance are two priorities you'll want to include in the planning process, no matter your scope of engagement.

Topic

Covid highlights need for long-term care planning

While the pandemic undermined Americans' confidence in nursing homes and home care is preferred, its cost could exceed that of a nursing home.

Topic

Funds and financial services firms need ESG strategies

U.S. sustainable funds attracted more than $50 billion in capital last year, doubling from 2019.

Topic

Stay ahead of ESG regulatory changes

After climate rule changes, expect similar disclosure requirements on other ESG issues like biodiversity, workforce diversity and political spending.