You have a piece of paper and a bunch of blue and red pens. Start with a blue pen and write down all the positive integers in order by spelling them out correctly using the English alphabet: ONE, TWO, THREE, FOUR, etc. Use the red pen the first time you encounter the letter “C.” Assuming that it takes 10 seconds on average to spell out each integer, how long will it before you need the red pen?
All advisors have access to the same information, but those seeking an edge look to more unusual data points. Here are eight unconventional metrics they combine with more traditional sources of information to shape their financial outlook and take the temperature of the economy.
You may think introverts are shy, but you'd be wrong. Shyness has nothing to do with it. The smarter you can be in recognizing how to make introverted and extroverted clients comfortable, the more successful you'll be in getting referrals. Here are six common misconceptions about introverts.
WealthManagement.com reached out to its readers—professionals with similar requirements, working conditions, and compliance considerations—to identify 10 indispensable mobile applications that really do deliver the goods.
Financial advisors often dwell on the bleeding edge of technology, more willing than other professionals to exploit the productivity opportunities of new hardware, software, and communications tools. But with upwards of 400,000 mobile apps out there for Apple, Android, and Windows mobile devices, the search for apps that really work can be overwhelming.
Innovation may be difficult to define and hard to identify, but academic research suggests that innovative companies outperform. In this whitepaper Portfolio Managers explore what is Innovation, its role in successful companies and how Guinness Atkinson identifies Innovators for the Global Innovators Fund....More
Many small business owners want to plan for their company’s long-term future and their own retirement. In the past, addressing a small business owner’s retirement and buy-sell needs often meant proposing two independent solutions....More
Shedding non-core activities can free advisors to focus on what’s really important; meeting with clients and engaging in other revenue generating activities. Outsourcing the investment management function of the practice is one way to do so. For those still skeptical—the proof is in the results....More
The advisory practice of the future is alive and well today, but most firms have not future-proofed their practices to stay ahead of the curve. Are you prepared to adapt to the shifting landscape?...More