Connecting With Clients' Children Off-to-college meetings can help advisors strengthen relationships with the next generation of potential clients. Advisor Erika Safran reveals a few things she makes sure to discuss.
How Motif Investing Is Targeting Advisors Motif Investing has launched a platform for advisors to more quickly and efficiently rebalance client portfolios. The firm's founder Hardeep Walia talks about why this tool may help advisors connect with younger generations and succeed with intergenerational wealth transfers.
Is there a better model for retirement planning? Michael Falk, partner with Focus Consulting Group, explains why advisors should shift their focus from stockpiling assets to covering clients' expenses.
Why is it so hard to talk to clients about fees? Cathy Curtis, a San Francisco Bay Area planner and the founder of Curtis Financial Planning, explains how full disclosure can help bring the right clients through your door.
Mutual-to-stock conversions are facing new hurdles, as evidenced by events at a pair of Massachusetts mutuals. Depositors at Beverly Bank recently rejected its proposed conversion, while Reading Co-op Bank changed its bylaws to make it more difficult to convert. more »
A group of bondholders trying to recoup their investment in a failed Moberly, Mo. artificial sweetener plant has added as a defendant Raymond James Financial Inc. which acquired the bond deal's underwriter and lawsuit's original target. more »
With $7.86 billion in assets, PIMCO has the largest share of the active ETF market. While these products are gaining ground, they still make up just a small fraction of the total ETF market and PIMCO has yet to break into the top 10 providers overall. more »
Puerto Rico Gov. Alejandro Garcia Padilla came out swinging with a defense of his economic and fiscal programs after Moody's Investors Service lowered the island's credit ratings farther into junk territory. more »
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