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The retirement plan market is a growing opportunity for financial advisers, but the needs of plan sponsors are changing. Download this supplement to learn how RPAs are confronting the most pressing issues facing both their clients and their own businesses.
September 16, 2019
InvestmentNews’ Adviser Compensation & Staffing Study is the longest-running and only independent benchmarking study in the financial advice industry. This research study highlights key trends in firm compensation, staffing and recruiting practices. Specifically, the report breaks down key leadership, advisory, investment and operational roles and provides detailed salary and incentive data for 25+ positions at a typical advisory firm.
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September 10, 2019
In 2019, ESG values have spread across generations and wealth groups. Advisers could do more strategically to capitalize on growing interest, however. This new research paper offers data and insights to help advisers harness the ESG opportunity. Among other topics, the research explores investor intentions and motivations around ESG investing, and competitive analysis of the degree to which advisory firms are pivoting their business toward ESG investors.
June 26, 2019
Venturing into new territory can be challenging for advisors — but so can sticking with a business model that is coming under increasing pressure. For retirement plan advice (RPA) and personal wealth management firms, expanding into each other's space can help better weather a market downturn as well as prosper in the face of greater competition. In "Building a Balance: Scaling your business to serve plan sponsors and wealthy clients", InvestmentNews Research shows how the similarities far outweigh the differences between these two models and provides actionable strategies to expand your business into these areas.
What you will learn in this report:
• Asset growth potential
• How to add or bolster each business organically
• Technology benefits
• Finding the support you need
May 31, 2019
Written and produced by the InvestmentNews Content Strategy Studio, this supplement discusses the current fixed-income landscape generally, municipal bond markets and the outlook for the industry.
May 13, 2019
The 2019 InvestmentNews Adviser Technology Study provides a blueprint for the industry, with actionable takeaways and the latest solutions to help advisers drive profitability, efficiency and growth for their firms. This comprehensive research tool to will shed insight onto what other advisers are doing to optimize their technology investments and operations.
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April 09, 2019
While academics and investment professionals assess market risk in statistical terms, many investors tend be more emotional. What do investors really think about risk, investing, styles and products? Discover the results from this critical research.
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April 01, 2019
Written and produced by the InvestmentNews Content Strategy Studio, this special supplement features interviews with the top portfolio managers of the winning funds and fund families. This supplement includes listings of the award winners and their details, as well as a background on the criteria for the Lipper awards.
March 11, 2019
With assets, revenues and profits increasing significantly over the last decade, many RIA firms have been presented with the opportunity to scale their businesses, rapidly transform the structure and focus of their firms – and also re-shape their strategic plans for future growth. What will drive success over the next decade in the RIA industry? A range of individual factors will contribute to growth, but this white paper describes how building a focused organization – one that understands its unique strengths, value proposition and differentiators – will be the primary driver of success. In addition, this research provides actionable steps for investing in technology, people and client needs that will help drive growth for your practice.
December 17, 2018
What financial advisors can learn from Amazon: Six steps for creating a better brand and client experience
Amazon and other innovative tech-based giants such as Zappos, Uber and Lyft have revolutionized the way American business thinks of customer satisfaction. For financial advisors, the success of these companies offers insights and applicable takeaways despite the differences in scale and business models. This white paper will point to six lessons from these companies’ journeys, and how those lessons can be applied to a financial advisor’s business to create a competitive advantage.
December 12, 2018
This report summarizes the latest thought leadership surrounding cybersecurity, technology and the future of advice. In addition to insight, this report provides actionable steps for advisers to incorporate into their evolving businesses.
December 10, 2018
Focusing on how technology can help advisors and their firms succeed as the wealth management business evolves, this white paper outlines how the fastest-growing and most productive advisory firms leverage technology and practice management strategies. It summarizes the key back-office and front-end tools used most by top-performing firms to improve workflows, processes and business operations. And it provides next steps for advisors and firms who want to take their business to the next level.
November 06, 2018
In 2018, socially responsible investing has reached an inflection point, gaining broader acceptance across generations and wealth groups. As investors’ ESG interest has grown, so has its relevance to an adviser’s practice. This new research paper offers data and insights into the growth of ESG interest among investors, the areas clients lean on advisers for ESG help, and how advisers may use socially responsible investing to grow their business.
October 31, 2018
This new research paper focuses on the opportunities to raise awareness, improve access and facilitate the advancement of more diverse talent in the advice profession. Based on qualitative and quantitative research, the paper provides specific action steps to bring more diverse individuals into your organization – and the advice profession overall.
October 09, 2018
The 2018 InvestmentNews Pricing & Profitability Study is the industry’s only research report that details how independent advisory firms are adding assets, generating revenue – and ultimately boosting their bottom line. It is the premier benchmarking report for forward-thinking advisers who are looking to make informed decisions about the future growth of their businesses. The Pricing and Profitability Study, formerly the Financial Performance Study, is designed for firm leaders who are looking to understand how their firm’s business results compare to other leading advisory firms. It provides detailed breakdowns on the key financial drivers – revenues and costs – of growth, while also presenting the extensive benchmarking data.
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September 25, 2018
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