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Which robos got off to the fastest start in 2016?

January 15, 2016

Almost all robo-advisers have grown in some shape or form between the start of last year and this year. Some of the well-known online automated investment platforms that embraced a business-to-business model have grown tremendously. Take Betterment,...

Your young clients lack self-reliance

October 18, 2015

"If I do everything right, the only thing you'll inherit from me is a work ethic.” To this day, my father denies ever telling me this, yet I remember it well. His mindset was indicative of his generation — work hard, create your success....

Retirement planning? Say what? Here are the services millennials really want

September 30, 2015

Financial advisers won’t win over the under-40 crowd with phone calls and offers to discuss retirement strategies and estate planning. But millennials should not be ignored — they need financial help and can become good clients. The services...

Wells Fargo Advisors chief: Clients expect a more digital experience

September 28, 2015

Clients are looking for a more digital experience in an increasingly digital world, but the advice industry hasn't kept pace with the times, according to Mary Mack, president and head of Wells Fargo Advisors. “Client preferences are changing....

Millennial super savers socking away at least 15% of their incomes

September 14, 2015

Iron Man. Wonder Woman. Millennial Super Saver. He or she is an ordinary human, 18 to 34, who saves at least 15% of his or her salary each year in a 401(k) retirement savings plan. The mission: Save enough to retire comfortably. Or at least...

Robo-advisers face first reckoning in downturn

August 24, 2015

The market correction on Friday and volatility that continued into this week may be the first test of automated investment platforms that critics of robo-advisers have been waiting for. Monday morning brought a series of nervous tweets from...

Advisers should embrace the digital age and its impact on financial advice

August 10, 2015

HitchBOT, the digital hitchhiking robot, met a sad end last week. While he was more experiment than trend, he serves as a representation of people's hesitance to trust robots to have our best interests in mind. This ambivalence toward robots...

Help clients kick kids out of the house without feeling guilty

August 7, 2015

Financial advisers can strengthen their relationships with clients by helping them get the millennials in their lives out of their homes. Having an adult child move back home temporarily can be a bonding experience between parent and child....

Are millennials as risk-averse as they're made out to be?

July 31, 2015

Millennials have been thought to behave more conservatively when it comes to their finances than older generations. But new data has revealed millennials have surprisingly similar levels of risk tolerance to older people. And while some do shy...

Reality of the robo invasion isn't what advisers think

July 22, 2015

It is almost impossible for advisers to go through a day without hearing how robo-advisers are shaking the foundation of their industry — and changing how their clients get financial advice. According to much of the industry commentary and...

Contrary to conventional wisdom, young investors do want to work with advisers

July 15, 2015

It's often assumed that financial advisers should, and do, devote most of their attention to older, established clients. That's where the assets are. Recent research suggests, however, that advisers would do well to seek and serve younger clients...

How advisers can get Gen Yers to take some risk

July 6, 2015

Generation Y (age 18-34) is very concerned about the future of Social Security and has a strong desire for other sources of guaranteed income, such as annuities, to provide secure monthly income in retirement. That's according to a new study...

Automated advisers attract much smaller clients than humans: Morningstar

June 25, 2015

Robo-advisers may not be able to compete with humans after all — at least when it comes to attracting clients with a greater amount of investible assets. Largely automated online financial advice platforms are able to bring in clients with...

When it comes to retirement savings, millennials blow past boomers

June 22, 2015

In addition to being more technologically savvy and more in tune with social media, the millennial generation, in general, is also better than the baby-boomer generation at preparing for retirement. Within this broad statement — and the data...

Wealthy millennials decline financial advisers' services: survey

May 28, 2015

More than half the wealthiest young Americans do not use financial advisers, according to a survey released Thursday, and wealth managers may be missing opportunities to discuss health, family and financial values with those and other potential...

The advice industry's age discrimination problem

May 13, 2015

The investment industry has an age discrimination problem, and millennials and Generation X are bearing the brunt of it. Only 30% of financial advisers are actively looking for clients under age 40, according to a survey of 500 advisers by the...

Millennials are saving but their fear of stocks could hurt them

April 21, 2015

Millennials might be saving more than older folks but they are also the age group that will have the biggest retirement savings burden in history because of their aversion to risk. BankRate.com's financial security survey found that although...

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...

Advisers flub in talking about wealth transfer

April 9, 2015

The majority of financial advisers are missing the boat when it comes to having important conversations with clients about passing wealth on to the next generation — thereby losing a big opportunity to hold onto those assets after those clients...

Millennials don't feel like top priorities for advisers

April 2, 2015

Young investors, with little money stored away for investing, don't think advisers consider them a top priority. Given the assets-under-management mentality of many financial advisers, that sentiment should not be a big surprise. But by setting...

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