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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...

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...

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...

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,...

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...

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...

FPA to collaborate on podcast as part of expanded NexGen effort

September 12, 2017

The Financial Planning Association has started working with planner Hannah Moore to expand the reach of her podcast aimed at younger advisers, and is working on other efforts to reach new planners. Ms. Moore, a Dallas-based financial planner,...

Tedious work and quarterbacking ultimately lead to grateful clients

March 29, 2015

It's hard to believe almost a year has passed since I joined Plancorp. New opportunities for growth and learning have presented themselves every day. At times, I've risen to the occasion, and other times I've found myself short of the mark....

First and foremost, it's not about the money

March 29, 2015

A little more than a year ago, I was calling everyone in finance I had ever met. I was drilling them with questions ranging from “How is the work-life balance?” to “How long do I have to wait to find out if I'm good at it?” Over the...

Where are they now?

March 20, 2015

Our second annual 40 Under 40 project is underway, and we are asking readers to help us uncover top young talent in financial advice to illuminate the industry's future. The people who ultimately make the list will be instrumental in moving...

What is the FPA NexGen Gathering?

June 25, 2014

I attended a financial planning conference this past weekend, but it wasn't what you might imagine a conference to be. Most conferences are held in big cities, at fancy-schmancy convention centers with overpriced hotels attached to them. They...

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”

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...

Confidence: How you can give it to young financial advisers and watch them run with it

March 16, 2017

Our fourth annual 40 Under 40 project is under way, and we need your help to uncover top young talent in financial advice. InvestmentNews' goal each year is to find the stories that inspire the industry and illuminate its clearest path to future...

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