It's time to stop thinking of RIAs as a "practice," argues Philip Palaveev. The largest have grown into true corporate enterprises and that means eliminating these six long-standing mantras about how to run them.
You may be pessimistic about the economy, the markets or the dollar but there is little reason whatsoever to be concerned about the state of the financial advisory industry. Results of Registered Rep.’s 2011 Compensation Survey suggest that financial advisors continue to expand their practices, work with more clients and receive ample compensation for their efforts.
Securities America is just the latest broker/dealer to face financial distress. With so many firms falling into financial or legal hot water lately, financial advisors need to be prepared for the worst. Here's a checklist for your Plan B.
Securities America is just the latest broker/dealer to face financial distress. With so many firms falling into financial or legal hot water lately, financial advisors need to be prepared for the worst. Here’s a checklist for your Plan B.
Focusing on clients and growth is the natural instinct of our industry. Still, before we turn the page to a new year, we all have to make sure that we have brought to conclusion all the open items from this one.
If the cobbler’s kids run around barefoot, the financial advisor’s kids may be a little nervous about their college funds right now. A surprising number of financial advisors are not prepared financially for a year that likely will bring significant declines in revenue and therefore personal income.
As a former communist, I am highly trained to detect the early signs of an approaching revolution. It is well known in former communist circles that unmet expectations and a sense that one is being exploited are necessary preconditions for any successful uprising
This flawless, 101.7-carat, pear-shaped diamond—one of the world’s largest —will go up for auction at Christie’s “Magnificent Jewels” sale in Geneva on May 15, 2013. How much will it sell for? Choose the correct answer and registered site users will be eligible to win a one-year subscription to Christie's Geneva Jewelry sales catalogue, courtesy of Christie's.
After 18 months in the industry, all at WFA, I will be leaving the firm. I have not had great success at a wirehouse. It started well in the apprentice period and the first 6 months, but I missed my hurdle at the 9 month mark and have been scraping by ever since. After taking a further look at the requirements for the next 3 years, I realize that my head is going to be on the chopping block for most of that time barring someone in my network hitting the Powerball. I take full responsibility for this, but I will add that my firm has offered me little, if any, support at the local level....More
Challenging economic climates often bring unforeseeable opportunities. New opportunities could, of course, help your clients maximize their potential. With the evolution of new technologies, financial products and account needs, new custodians have emerged to provide specialized services....More