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Learn the Basics of Financial Education Services

October 1, 2018

A recent New York Times article revealed that most U.S. states are not effectively teaching high school students about personal finance. In fact, only 5 states earned an A grade for their financial literacy efforts, while 27 states received...

FOMO, social media driving millennials' investing decisions

October 10, 2018

Millennials' use of social media is helping drive their investment decisions, according to Fabrizio Campelli, Deutsche Bank's global head of wealth management. They have a "fear of missing out" (FOMO) as they're more "networked and exposed"...

FPA welcomes conference attendees with #MeToo notice

October 4, 2018

Attendees of the Financial Planning Association's annual conference in Chicago this week were greeted at registration with a sobering reminder of the times in which we live, in the form of a card detailing the conference harassment policy. The...

XY Planning Network experiences the pains of rapid growth

September 26, 2018

The XY Planning Network kicked off its annual conference in St. Louis this week with a benchmarking study showing that its members, like many of their clients, often face sharp learning curves. While it would be difficult to dispute the innovation...

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...

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...

The struggle is real: Why our profession needs next-gen talent now

September 10, 2018

The ground is shifting beneath our feet. The problem is, we look down to see the ground cracking while remaining completely oblivious to what's overhead: A new atmosphere. A changed environment. An unrecognizable future. The financial services...

Are schools adequately preparing next-gen advisers?

September 1, 2018

Eric Schaefer's client was all ears when he laid out a new financial plan for him. Then the client's eagerness to implement the plan suddenly morphed into dejection. "I literally have no time to do any of this," the client said. Mr. Schaefer,...

Eight-person team managing $930 million leaves Merrill Lynch

July 30, 2018

An eight-person team managing $930 million in assets at Merrill Lynch in Wilmington, Del., has left the firm to form Wyeth Private Wealth, a hybrid wealth manager based in Chadds Ford, Pa. The team, which has affiliated with Dynasty Partners,...

Wealthfront wants to help millennials take a sabbatical

July 25, 2018

The latest tool in Wealthfront's expanding financial planning utility belt is "Time Off for Travel," a service that lets the digital adviser's clients explore the possibility of taking an extended leave from work. Drawing on information provided...

Solidify client relationships in volatile times by overcommunicating

August 6, 2018

After the historically low levels of volatility seen in 2017, many investors became accustomed to a lack of bumps in the market. However, the type of predictability simply has not held true so far in 2018. In the current market environment,...

Merrill adds Zelle to wealth management app to let clients make payments

June 26, 2018

Merrill Lynch is updating its mobile app with some modern features that are increasingly popular among consumers. Clients can now scan and send documents to their Merrill Lynch adviser using their smartphone camera, view activity in their Bank...

The next generation of advisers don't just want a job – they want inspiration

April 30, 2018

With the age of the average independent adviser remaining stubbornly high, firms that support these professionals have become more resourceful and focused in reaching out to the younger generation. From supporting more CFP programs at the college...

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 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...

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...

What I didn't expect about being an adviser

October 5, 2014

“I'm calling today to introduce myself.” That is how I begin 90% of my conversations. The other 10% are opened with, “Did I catch you at a bad time?” As a 20-something, first-year, inexperienced financial adviser going up against an...

Variety of tasks, client issues makes each day instructive

October 5, 2014

My role at Plancorp has certainly grown over recent months. I may have finally entered the asset column of the human capital balance sheet. As I have become more familiar with clients, processes and financial planning in general, my task load...

In financial planning, the details can create or destroy your career

October 5, 2014

I've always been a firm believer that success is created and destroyed in the details; it's one of the reasons I thought I would make a good financial planner. While at Virginia Tech, our academic adviser would tell us that advisers wanted their...

Millennials design the financial service that would get them to invest

May 5, 2017

The advisory firm of the future will provide the nation's 92 million millennials with digital services that most advisers can't really imagine today. But adviser technology provider Envestnet asked about two dozen college students to conceive...

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