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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...

Assigning a chief diversity officer doesn't fix an inclusion issue

May 15, 2019

We hear a lot about diversity, equality and inclusion, and with good reason. Our society has come a long way, but more needs to be done for the American workforce to truly reflect the multicultural makeup of America. Despite the nationwide push...

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....

MoneyGuide, eMoney battle for financial planning software crown

April 27, 2019

Once a niche offering with only a handful of practitioners, financial planning is now embraced by even the largest financial institutions. It's a profound change for the brokerage industry, and technology companies like eMoney Advisor are in...

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,...

Want to attract millennial investors? Time to rethink AUM pricing

November 15, 2018

As the average age of clients continues ticking upwards, firms across the financial advice industry are discussing attracting Gen X and Gen Y clients. But talk is all that many firms are doing. Recent data from TD Ameritrade reports only 23%...

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...

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...

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...

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,...

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...

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,...

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...

40 Under 40 is back — nominate your best now

March 6, 2018

InvestmentNews is beginning its search for the sharpest minds and most engaging personalities among the advice industry's up-and-comers. We're counting on you to help us find them. If you know a superstar adviser who will be 39 or younger on...

10 trends hitting financial advisers this year

January 9, 2018

Policy changes like tax reform and implementation of the Department of Labor’s fiduciary rule occupied most of the wealth management industry’s attention in 2017, and research firm Aite Group said these will drive adviser uncertainty. At...

Boomers: Envision your business transition plan

January 3, 2018

The Department of Labor rule, fee compression, and the overall migration to advisory business are issues that have been on advisers' minds for some time. But for baby boomers, who are not only the largest segment of advisers but also the ones...

Women in Advice

December 20, 2017

The following is an excerpt from the report, “Women in Advice: Inspiring the Next Generation of Financial Advisers”

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