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Adviser pool continues to drain, losing 2% in 2013

January 22, 2015

The total number of U.S. financial advisers is still shrinking, but the decline in adviser ranks may have hit bottom for now, according to researchers. Financial adviser headcount fell by 1.9% in 2013 to 287,119 advisers, according to the most...

Ohio State's Cardale Jones: 'No' to the NFL, 'yes' to financial planning

January 16, 2015

Cardale Jones shocked college football fans this week by leading Ohio State University to the College Football Playoff National Championship after the team's first- and second-string quarterbacks were injured. He confounded expectations again...

Financial adviser rises in list of top jobs

January 13, 2015

A ranking of America's top jobs found that financial advice increasingly is a terrific profession, moving up 16 spots on the U.S. News and World Report list from last year. “Financial adviser” ranked No. 25 of the 100 Best Jobs of 2015,...

U.S. economy reclaims post as global growth engine

January 12, 2015

The latest data show the U.S. economy can once again be described as the global growth engine. No word on how long it might take the Federal Reserve to recognize such data as significant enough to trigger an interest rate hike. The U.S. economy...

A whirlwind of change — transitioning into the financial planning industry

December 14, 2014

The last six months have been full of transition. The first wave of change was graduating from William Paterson University in New Jersey and accepting a job as an associate financial adviser with FJY Financial in Virginia. My emotions were mixed;...

The more I learn about planning and taxes, the more interesting the job gets

December 14, 2014

During the past five months at NorthWest Financial, I have learned a remarkable amount about all aspects of financial planning, from the technical side of concepts and strategies to the relationship essentials of connecting with clients and...

Young advisers go from learning to doing

December 14, 2014

Halfway through their first year in the advice business, the six young professionals InvestmentNews is tracking for its Year 1 project — to better understand adviser experiences as they enter the industry — have gained confidence and skills....

Survey shows social media use growing among advisers

December 11, 2014

Advisers are latching on to social media giants such as LinkedIn and Facebook to increase their business, and it's paying off. Putnam Investments' latest survey of how advisers are using social media found that those who have acquired clients...

A financial adviser career path: The unknown road

November 26, 2014

Our team at The Advisor Center is well-versed in the benefits of a career as a financial adviser or planner. We are often surprised by the number of those outside the industry who are unaware of what this industry has to offer in terms of job...

It's time for real industry action on diversity

November 23, 2014

In the past year, the financial advice industry has acknowledged that it has to do a better job of recruiting women into the profession. It is now a recurring topic of conversation at industry conferences, and some of the bigger firms are starting...

Look for the next-gen candidate who interviews you: Expert

November 7, 2014

Successful placement of a young professional in the financial advice business requires that both the firm and the candidate thoroughly interview each other, a panel of experts said during an InvestmentNews virtual career fair aimed at next-generation...

To recruit young advisers, show them a path

November 3, 2014

I'll never forget the line that prompted me to become a financial adviser: “You'd be an idiot if you don't do this.” That blunt statement, made by Blair McCarthy, the adviser who had been recruiting me to join his firm, really got my attention....

How advisers are guiding clients through critical crossroads

November 2, 2014

For the third of a series of special reports on the Crossroads the financial advice business is facing, we asked the industry's top advisers: How are you guiding clients through today's critical crossroads? Here is what they said: "Changes to...

Don't market to women, serve them, Krawcheck tells advisers

October 10, 2014

Women are on the way to being the majority of U.S. millionaires and they represent the advisory industry's biggest business opportunity, former Bank of America Merrill Lynch executive Sallie Krawcheck told advisers Friday at the Raymond James...

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...

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...

Learning how to handle stressed clients

October 5, 2014

In her first 10 weeks in the financial advice profession, Amanda Moore learned that advisers deal with clients at tense moments in their lives. Ms. Moore, 23, a resident in financial planning at Cornerstone Wealth Advisors in Edina, Minn., is...

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...

Pimco-Bill Gross saga continues to pique advisers' interest

October 4, 2014

Advisers continue to eat up each new development in the aftermath of Bill Gross' stunning departure from Pimco, though other big stories also resonated with the InvestmentNews audience this week. A new robo-adviser offering from two financial...

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