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Financial education for college students can also benefit families

September 13, 2019

Financial literacy is a key driver of personal financial security and success, and it has implications for our country's economic strength, as well. Yet far too many Americans, including college students, lack the financial knowledge they need...

Millennials finally ready to invest sustainably

September 13, 2019

Wealthy millennials are finally thinking about investing in sustainable companies almost as much as they shop for socially conscious products in stores, according to a survey released Thursday. About 95% of millennials — which the survey classified...

Social media savvy advisers meet in real life at new conference

September 11, 2019

Scottsdale, Ariz., a seasonal town that is ideal for baseball and golf three-quarters of the year, but unsuitable for human life in the summer, was home this week to Wealth/Stack, a new financial adviser conference that promises to "bridge the...

Six startups to compete in XY Planning Network fintech battle

September 3, 2019

Six adviser technology startups will compete next week in XY Planning Network's fourth annual fintech competition at the group's annual conference in St. Louis. A panel of judges will choose one winner. The companies were selected from a pool...

Fintechs provide software to financial planning programs to grow future business

August 29, 2019

Financial technology vendors are using college financial planning programs to help increase adoption of their tools throughout the advice industry. RightCapital, an up-and-coming financial planning software, now has professors at 20 different...

Employer assistance with student loan debt huge lure for millennials

August 7, 2019

Like millions of her peers, Nicole Read graduated with thousands of dollars of debt. Unlike most of them, she's getting direct help from her employer to pay it back. (More: Advisers step up efforts to help clients manage student loan debt) The...

Young leaders, take note of these three key qualities

June 22, 2019

It's debatable whether a perfect definition of leadership exists. But one thing is not debatable. Leadership is hard. What's more, the challenges of being a leader can be amplified for young people who have limited experience to draw on when...

Robinhood valued at $7.6 billion after latest round of funding

July 22, 2019

Robinhood Markets Inc. has closed a new round of funding valuing the company at $7.6 billion. That's up from its latest $5.6 billion valuation in 2018. The company raised $323 million in the most recent deal. Bloomberg reported in May that Robinhood...

Time to shift your hiring goal from 'culture-fit' to 'culture-add'

August 3, 2019

As a firm owner or decision-maker, you have the power to make an impact on this profession. Unfortunately, it's not always easy to know where you can "plug in" to the diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) movement. One key contribution we can...

Dearth of young advisers who can meet participant needs

July 20, 2019

The cliché that problems are just opportunities in disguise is rarely true. But sometimes they can be. And sometimes they can solve really big problems. For example, there are tens of millions of defined contribution participants in need of...

Millennials drawn to JPMorgan app offering free trades

May 15, 2019

JPMorgan Chase & Co.'s investing app is attracting newbies. Half of customers opening accounts on the bank's You Invest platform are millennials, according to Kunal Vaed, head of digital self-directed investing at JPMorgan. Some have been tempted...

Financial firms must attract millennial advisers to serve new generation of clients

May 13, 2019

Millennials may not earn as much as their parents, but they are expected to receive an influx of wealth as baby boomers begin to transfer their assets. In fact, over the next 30 to 40 years, millennials in North America will inherit more than...

Only 13% of adult children would use parents' adviser: Cerulli

May 9, 2019

Here's a sobering statistic for advisers who believe they will serve the adult children of aging clients — only 13% of affluent investors report that they choose to work with that adviser, according to new research from Cerulli Associates....

Hiring young advisers: You can't start too early

April 8, 2019

The talent shortage is one of the biggest challenges our industry is currently facing, so it's no surprise that finding and recruiting the right talent were top of mind for attendees at TD Ameritrade Institutional's annual adviser conference,...

Few colleges offer a financial planning program

September 1, 2018

The number of universities with financial planning programs is abysmally low. Only 4.5% of the roughly 2,400 four-year higher-education institutions in the U.S. offer a financial planning degree. Observers say the trickle of new advisers entering...

Ideal curriculum for financial planning students

September 1, 2018

We asked program directors at four universities — San Diego State, Texas A&M, Utah Valley and Virginia Tech — what the ideal curriculum would be to prepare next-generation financial planners. Here's a mashup of their picture-perfect course...

Understanding the Nuances of Irrevocable Trusts

November 1, 2018

A successful estate plan involves minimizing taxes while transferring wealth to the next generation in an efficient manner. To achieve this goal, many turn to the irrevocable trust. As you may know, property transferred to an irrevocable trust...

Millennials' financial habits and priorities differ from Gen X, boomers

April 19, 2017

Advisers who want to serve millennial clients need to focus on helping them plan for what's most important to them and should work to resolve generational misperceptions about finances that could sink their likelihood of success. More so than...

Millennials to financial advisers: #DoingitWrong

April 13, 2015

As a millennial who works in the financial services industry, I can tell you with complete certainty that financial advisers need to comprehensively change their business models and practices if they want to gain and hold individuals in my generation...

Millennials like blend of robo and human advice, though skeptical of advice generally

March 30, 2017

Younger investors increasingly prefer a blend of robo and human advice, even though many don't trust computers or human advisers enough to take their advice without consulting someone else first. According to a survey of 1,300 investors by the...

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