Top themes discussed at this year’s TechLeaders Conference included ways to streamline the new account opening process, enhancements to the client experience, marketing automation, and ways to drive efficiencies while increasing advisor productivity.
Technology was top of mind for many advisors at TDAI's conference in San Diego this week, as the firm got to demonstrate the progress it has made opening up its VEO advisor platform to over 40 third party developers.
One of the more interesting sessions at last week’s Fusion Advisor Network conference in Las Vegas focused on “Creating Profitable Client Relationships.” This panel discussion featured successful advisors Kathy Fish of Fish and Associates, Eric Brotman of the Brotman Financial Group and Abby Salameh, Chief Marketing Officer for Fusion.
Fresh off the acquisition of Black Diamond Performance Reporting, Advent Software convened its 25th annual Advent Connect users conference in downtown Boston at the cavernous Hynes Convention Center over three days, September 12-14, 2011.
When it comes to switching firms, advisors must plan their transition carefully. It requires thoughtful planning, a desire to run and grow your business, and unwavering dedication to do what is right for your clients....More
Research shows that while the average age of financial advisors has gone up, the percentage of advisors that don't have a succession plan in place has gone up as well. Why don't more advisors have a plan, and how can the industry better prepare for the future.
The U.S. corporate high yield market has grown from $250 billion to a $2.4 trillion industry. High yield has proven to be a solid asset class for investors, over time producing comparable returns to the S&P 500 with approximately half the volatility....More
Why do we make decisions that aren’t always in our own best interest? This group of articles from the Investments & Wealth Monitor takes a fascinating look at behavioral finance and behavioral portfolio management....More
With the wind at their backs, sprinters have broken speed records. Similarly, the tailwind of a bull market has boosted the fortunes of equity investors over the past five years. In both cases, the pace cannot be sustained over a long period of time. Look back no further than the past 10 years for confirmation of the market’s lack of endurance....More