Mergers between advisors and accountants are often seen as marriages of mutual interest, but don’t kid yourself. Industry experts say there’s a Mars-and-Venus quality to the partnerships that makes success difficult.
Ron Rhoades’ decision to step down as chair-elect of NAPFA may have been inevitable, some industry observers said Tuesday, even though they viewed the compliance error at his RIA that sparked the move as a relatively minor mistake.
The new technology platform at SEI Advisor Network has been a seven-year, $600 million project and is, according to MD Steve Onofrio, the only system for independents that integrates an investment platform and a custody platform. "The real win is keeping the advisor in the advisory business, not the technology business."
Recent statistics show markedly improved longevity rates. Between 1985 and 2010, the number of people living past age 90 tripled and will quadruple in the next 40 years. In addition, death rates for various diseases including the two leading killers (heart disease and cancer) have decreased from 38% to 13.5% over the past 10 years....More
You make sure you practice good diversification techniques when advising your clients on their portfolios. Now, with this webinar, you can discover a key way to diversify your practice, with a wider client base that is geared for future growth....More
Investors tend to look at portfolio risk in terms of geographic exposure or asset classes—but that's not always an accurate gauge. Taking a broader view of risk assessment can provide a better sense of how the portfolio will perform in volatile markets....More
When practitioners meet with clients who are near death, they're tasked with making valuable contributions to the client's estate plan within a limited time frame. Using a 20-point checklist, our speakers will outline how eleventh hour planning may help clients achieve favorable outcomes for their beneficiaries and avoid missing valuable opportunities....More