Charles Paikert

Advisors Needed in Tulsa?
New studies turn up some surprising locales as the best cities to set up a wealth management practice.
Branch Managers Are Key For Aggregator Growth
It’s no secret that in the wirehouse world, branch office managers aren’t getting the respect or authority they once enjoyed.
The Battle for Outsource Supremacy
Envestnet President Bill Crager talks about the recent string of rapid acquisitions among outsource service providers, the appeal of the high net worth space and how Unified Managed Accounts are poised to change the industry.
Community Banks Betting On Wealth Management
Bruised by the financial crisis and continued low-interest rates, community banks are taking another look at wealth management to bolster their business. Can they make it work this time?
Ruling Hits Family Offices on Cost, Disclosure
Family offices received an unpleasant and unexpected surprise earlier this month – they are now going to have to register their commodity and futures trades. It will be an onerous, and potentially costly, process, many say.
The Asian Market: Q&A with Aspiriant Co-founder Tim Kochis
Aspiriant found a successful niche serving recent affluent immigrants, and now wants to bring wealth management services directly to Asia. But does an Independent shop stand a chance against global firms?
Big Impact: Clients Turn to Socially Responsible Investing
In post-recession America, greed is out. Clients are more open to thinking about values along with profits. So it’s not a surprise that so-called “socially responsible investing (SRI)” funds have grown at a faster rate than assets in the broader market, according to the latest study by the Social Investment Forum.
Digital Dangers
Wealth management firms are alarmingly weak on data security. Ironically, it is human vigilance that often keeps the digital crooks at bay.
Mastering the Mad Scramble for New Clients
The hottest trend in wealth management this year will be business development. This is unfortunate, because a lot of wealth management firms are terrible at developing business.
Strategies to Enhance Client Relationships
Given the chaotic financial environment of the past few years, innovative wealth management firms see a real business need to improve the softer side of how they interact with clients.
Booming Outsourcing Biz Gets Boost From LPL-Fortigent Deal 1
Add one more winner to last week’s blockbuster LPL-Fortigent deal: the rapidly growing business of providing outsourcing services to wealth managers.
2012 Wealth Management Preview: Fear and Uncertainty Forcing Rethink of Fees and Pricing
Mentioned In This Article Fearful investors and economic uncertainty are expected to put wealth management revenue and profits under pressure this year, resulting in a re-evaluation of fees and pricing strategies, according to top executives and ...
How HNW Charitable Giving Is Changing
The giving season is here, but what’s being given, at least by philanthropic-minded high-net-worth clients, is changing. The standard gift to a charity or foundation has traditionally been a highly-appreciated, publicly-traded security. But increasingly, wealthy clients are donating non-cash assets such as diverse as private property, businesses to even commodities such as soybeans or timber.
What Advisors Should Know About the Small Business Owner Market
The bad news: despite mounting financial concerns, only one-half of small business owners use a wealth manager or financial advisor, according to a recently released survey by Securian Financial Group.
Regional RIAs Race To Expand Nationally In 2012 As Schwab Makes Move
Regional wealth management firms are accelerating their efforts to expand nationally next year. Leawood, Kansas-based Mariner Wealth Advisors exemplified the trend among well-capitalized RIAs, bringing on 20-year Fidelity veteran Brian O’Regan last month to lead its ambitious national growth strategy. Other regional RIA powerhouses including Aspiriant, Presidio Financial Partners, U.S. Capitol Advisors and Tiedemann Wealth Management all have plans to add offices in new markets next year.
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