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.
Advisors need to take a more active role in engaging with college and university programs to help bring more students into the workforce, said industry officials at the CFP Board's recent academic conference. read more »
Many U.S. households are not adequately prepared for retirement, according to a new report from the Federal Reserve that found 31% of non-retired respondents indicating they have no retirement savings or pension, including 19% of those ages 55 to 64. read more »
HomeTrust Bank faced a legal challenge from HomeTown Bank after it entered southwestern Virginia. The now-resolved dispute serves as a reminder that banks must be aware of branding challenges when they enter new markets. read more »
Community banks and credit unions need to recognize and tout the distinct advantages they offer advisors as they compete with bigger financial institutions for top talent, says Frank Smith, vice president of Recruitment at LPL Financial Institution Services. read more »
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