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Mar 18, 2015

I am Going Independent and Want to Gain Media Exposure

In the midst of conducting at least 100 tasks to go independent, don't forget to put together some press releases and contact local media to gain awareness for your new found firm!....More
Jul 30, 2013

ERISA 2013 Trends - Increased Enforcement, Confusion, Fear, Backlash

As we move into the second half of 2013, let’s take a look at some of the meaningful trends as the new ERISA regulatory requirements take hold. •June 2011: Towers Watson study revealed the following top three items on plan sponsors’ minds for the next two years: 1.Regulatory compliance; 2.Investment volatility; and 3.Vendor service....More
Jun 11, 2012

Career Risk1

It's smart to know your limits. Sometimes "No" is the best answer....More
Jun 16, 2016

Increased Competition, DOL Can't Shake Advisor Optimism

According to Schwab's latest Independent Advisor Outlook Study, most advisors remain optimistic for growth despite increased challenges....More
May 28, 2015

The FINRA Roach Motel: Dismissing a FINRA Arbitration

Motions to dismiss are integral to the court system – they give defendants the opportunity to sidestep hundreds of thousands of dollars in legal fees and unnecessary time defending legally baseless claims. As for the courts, it clears up the docket by allowing judges to only adjudicate legitimate cases, freeing up court time and....More
Jan 18, 2014

Top Insider Trades 1/17/14: MVC, SYRG, RHP, ACSF

Which stocks are getting attention from insiders?....More
Jun 21, 2016

CFP Board: To Work, Diversity Initiatives Need Buy-in From the Top

We won't see more women or more diverse advisors until the C-suite level executives fully embrace these initiatives, set goals and make it a priority, says the CFP Board....More
Dec 07, 2015

Charitable Gifts: Date-of-Delivery Rules

The date-of-delivery rules vary—depending on the type of property contributed and how it’s transmitted to the charity....More
Jun 09, 2016

Pershing Launches New Resources to Help Firms Comply With DOL

At its annual INSITE conference, Pershing announced a collection of new resources to help financial services firms comply with the DOL's fiduciary rule....More
Jun 24, 2016

How to Predict the Market

Watch this video on how to predict the markets, Totum partners with Quovo and E*Trade optimizes its offerings for the visually impaired....More
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