When Kim Kardashian appeared on CNBC hawking her line of cosmetics, she became the latest celebrity to try to turn her status into a viable business venture. From reality TV stars to professional athletes to entertainers, many have tried and failed to recreate themselves as entrepreneurs.
By and large, advisors may view Muslim investors as a potential profit center, but don’t feel they have the requisite knowledge of issues important to Islamic financial consumers. They may missing out on a potentially lucrative client demographic.
The middle class is toast. In the wake of the financial crisis, middle class families in the U.S. are burdened by too much debt, the rising cost of health care, disappearing jobs. It's a brutal calculus, but FAs looking to thrive need to aim higher.
A little-known stipulation in the recent JOBS Act: Hedge Funds are now free to advertise directly to consumers and investors. April Rudin's tips on preparing your clients for the coming marketing bonanza.
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Hey I just quit my job as an assistant to an FA (long story...)
Was thinking of going into the insurance side, and then use it as a leverage to get in the training program of a canadian bank on the investment side.
I talked to insurance agents at my old firm, commission seem to be comparable and the market larger yet it seems the investment side attracts far more applicants.
So what made you choose insurance over invesment? Did anyone make the transition from insurance to getting investment-liscenced properly?...More
Wunderlich Securities, Janney Montgomery Scott, Rothschild and Schechter Wealth Management boosted their ranks recently with fresh recruits, while others like Chase and NFP promoted executives from within to take on new responsibilities....More
Federal and state prosecutors, as well as several New York law firms, have put the screws to advisors this week. Back in the U.S., a former stockbroker who fled prosecution for a pump-and-dump scheme was hit with a 7-year jail sentence this week, while FINRA and Massachusetts levied multi-million fines against some of the biggest independent broker-dealers....More