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.
Were Focusing on Baby Boomers Retirement Pat OConnell, EVP of Ameriprise Advisor Group, says the firms goal is to structure the portfolios of its baby boomer clients to last thirty years or longer in retirement.
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Like the Postal Service, small banks must radically change their business model, expect more consolidations and mergers, focus on critical services and avoid relying on the U.S. government for help - it could make things worse. more »
Upstate New York banker John Buhrmaster discusses the regulatory challenges small banks face, his issues with big banks and why smaller banks need to take a serious look at charging more for the services they offer. more »
Banks that want to expand via M&A will face a special challenge in 2014. The failed-bank market has quieted, but regulatory costs and other factors that are expected to drive open-bank M&A haven't coalesced quite yet, says bank M&A advisor Randy Dennis. more »
Investors paid the most in a year this month to hedge against swings in U.S. financial shares amid speculation that increased regulation and a reduction in Federal Reserve stimulus will hurt revenue. more »
Umpqua Bank's plan to grow the private banking business to 10 times its size by 2018 may shift into high gear if its parent company's planned acquisition of Sterling Financial Corp. is approved. more »
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