Practice Management

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Stifel CEO says life after Covid means return to the office

CEO Ron Kruszewski cited benefits related to training, collaboration and the reinforcement of the firm's culture in his annual letter to shareholders.

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Are 60-40 portfolios leading investors over a cliff?

The big increase in the U.S. M1 money supply could lead to inflationary pressures that will increase risks for the fixed-income portion of a 60-40 portfolio allocation.

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What the pandemic taught us about helping clients navigate shocks

A recent academic paper argues that large shocks like the pandemic undermine feelings of financial security. This raises the question of what financial planners can learn from the pandemic to help their clients better prepare for the next shock.

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Biden tax talk seen driving RIA M&A activity

The record deal volume in the first quarter is being attributed to multiple factors, not the least of which is President Joe Biden's threats to hike capital gains taxes.

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AdvicePay launches tool for enterprise oversight

AdvicePay, the payment tool co-founded by Michael Kitces, is trying to make it easier for large advisory firms to adopt different fee models.

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Fidelity plans to hire 4,000, including 1,000 licensed reps

The giant asset manager also intends to add technology workers at operations centers.

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Alerting clients to dark patterns and sludge

Sludge is like an anti-nudge: Rather than removing friction to make a choice simpler, sludge adds friction or complexity to the customer journey for the purpose of entrapping or upselling consumers.

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How to stay focused, and why we lose focus

We say yes to so much that we’re forced to divide our efforts, which dilutes our efficacy.

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Financial Gym takes on ‘old-school’ financial planning

Merrill Lynch alum creates a new service model to provide financial advice to the masses.

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Retirement plan aggregator Captrust shores up wealth management business

With $600 billion in assets under advisement, Captrust has appointed a head of wealth management to lead the growing $24 billion under management business.

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CFP’s spring advertising campaign focuses on retirement planning

The CFP Board has spent $10 million each year on the campaign since its launch in 2011. The campaign is funded by an additional $12 per month that is added to the annual CFP certification fee.

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Dealing with married couples’ conflicts

Clients come in with a problem that is actually a bundle of issues, only partly financial, that they haven’t been able to sort through to make progress toward resolution.

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The critical importance of thought leadership for RPAs

RPAs need to create or use high-quality content. Ideally, RPAs get their content published or speak at industry events. Though social media is important, we have all learned that it is not necessarily reputable.

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An adviser’s social media strategy: Post, refresh, repeat

Advisers should embrace social media with an authentic voice that shows their personal side, said marketing strategist April Rudin at the InvestmentNews Virtual Fintech Summit.

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Your clients may be prepared for retirement, but are you?

As an adviser, you've spent countless hours advising clients on how to prepare for retirement from a psychological perspective. Now it's time to think about that topic yourself.

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New option for Social Security training

The National Association of Registered Social Security Analysts' program qualifies for CFP and CPA continuing education credits.

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When is the last time your practice grew 20% in a year?

Coaching doesn’t just benefit new advisors — it’s something that can pay off for any advisor willing to invest in themselves and their practice. Learn 3 key ways coaching can jump start your practice.

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Holding on to clients in any market

The more fee-based business you do, the more imperative it is to focus on current clients and your ability to hold onto them.

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Capital Group launches practice management platform for advisers

The new tool, called PracticeLab, is similar to the services advisers are getting from custodians and other business partners.

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CI Financial buys $4.7 billion Brightworth for third deal of 2021

Less than a week after notching its 15th deal in as many months, Toronto-based CI Financial announced the acquisition of an Atlanta-based RIA with $4.7 billion in client assets.