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Seven steps to effective use of Facebook

June 3, 2012

Social media has transformed the way the world does business, and has begun to make its mark on the financial services industry. A recent survey by American Century Investments found that nearly 90% of financial advisers have a professional...

Advisers feeling more pressure to manage risk, communicate

May 31, 2012

Life is more complicated for advisers these days, who face increased pressure from investors to manage investment risk and communicate more frequently, preferably through social media, according to executives who attended a Fidelity Investments-sponsored...

Easy come, easy go as Zuckerberg drops off rich list

May 30, 2012

Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook Inc.'s co- founder and chief executive officer, is no longer one of the world's 40 richest people. The 28-year-old's fortune fell to $14.7 billion yesterday from $16.2 billion on May 25, as shares of the world's largest...

Live updates about social media from Finra's annual conference

May 22, 2012

Follow along with InvestmentNews editor Jim Pavia, who is tweeting about social media trends from Finra's annual conference in Washington, D.C. Janney's biggest investment in social media is public relations...their advisers are not using social...

Around the web: What people are saying about the Facebook IPO

May 17, 2012

The anticipation of the Facebook IPO will, more than likely, be more interesting - and at minimum, more entertaining - than the actual IPO itself. So much so, that it seems as though there's at least one Tweet every second about the upcoming...

It's a beautiful day: Facebook IPO makes Bono world's richest rock star

May 17, 2012

It's become a cliche these days to refer to anyone who is talented or successful in their industry as being a "rock star" of their chosen field. We say this as a way to convey that this person is not only successful, but that he or she is a...

The basics behind the social-media button

May 13, 2012

What if there were a button that, when pressed, would transport your desk into the middle of a crowd of millions of potential customers? Or a button that would allow you to look through the office windows of thousands of other professionals...

Forget the slideshow: There's only one reason advisers need social media

May 9, 2012

Here's a surprising stat from our 2012 survey of independent broker-dealers: 79.5% of independent broker-dealers permit their reps and advisers to use social media for professional purposes. (See the list here.) It would be simple to look at...

Why B2B companies should use social media

May 8, 2012

The following is excerpted from a blog entry at Crain's Social Media Group. Earlier this week, I taught a class, Creating Your Company's Social Media Strategy, at the Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce. The class was only 90 minutes and we had...

Pinterest drawing interest from small-business owners

May 3, 2012

Social-networking website Pinterest could be pulling Internet surfers and small businesses away from Facebook, according to one social-media expert. "Pinterest serves as an example as to how social-media titans are vulnerable to small startups...

Advisers say iPad makes them more efficient

May 2, 2012

Financial advisers are finding themselves hooked on Apple Inc.'s iPad because of certain applications that they say boost their business productivity and help in client meetings. For advisers who have invested in the tablet, it has become the...

Is Pinterest the next big social network for advisers?

April 10, 2012

Because Pinterest is so new in the social media world, a very small number of financial advisors are using the platform. That means there is an untouched audience of 73 million just waiting to be influenced by you. Have you heard the hype about...

The 15 financial advisers all advisers should follow on Twitter

March 20, 2012

Last week, we posted the top 20 feeds for financial advisers to follow on Twitter, courtesy of Fushion Analytics' Josh Brown, a.k.a. The Reformed Broker. These feeds mainly highligted news and information sources that have taken to Twitter like...

Shorts betting big against rebound at RIM

March 14, 2012

Research In Motion Ltd. Ticker:(RIM) shares have lost more than 90 percent of their value since mid-2008. That hasn't stopped a surge in bets that the stock will sink further as the BlackBerry maker prepares to report earnings. Short interest...

20 Twitter feeds all financial advisers should follow

March 13, 2012

Few financial advisers have used social media (do not insert period yet) as successfully as Josh Brown, also known by many as The Reformed Broker. He has thousands of followers on Twitter (19,206 as of 1pm today, to be exact) and expands his...

Why social media matters

February 13, 2012

Some advisers have adopted social media strategies that have now actually translated into new business. Here's how.

Wealthy clients on FaceBook deal: Z-z-z-z-z ...

February 2, 2012

Wealthy investors aren't clamoring for a piece of Facebook Inc. (FB)'s initial public offering because some own the stock through private transactions while others shy away from risky technology deals, according to advisers. “It's kind of...

Mind your social-media compliance programs: SEC

January 5, 2012

Investment advisers should examine the effectiveness of social-media compliance programs, the SEC said yesterday in a risk alert. The alert was based on findings from recent SEC adviser examinations and came as the Securities and Exchange Commission...

SEC accuses 'RIA' of using LinkedIn in alleged scam

January 4, 2012

The SEC has filed a cease-and-desist order against an Illinois man who called himself a registered investment adviser and a representative of a broker-dealer online and used social media in an attempt to scam gullible investors. Anthony Fields,...

Tweet away: Finra backs off social-media posting regs

December 30, 2011

The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority Inc. has backed away from a proposal that would have required broker-dealers to file social-media postings with the regulator. In an update to a package of proposed communications rules filed with...

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