Hello, I am currently in the process of setting up my own FA firm. Actually it is a financial service firm including bookkeeping and budgeting services with financial planning as well. My business model is to be a flat fee to review portfolios, make suggestions & assist client with paperwork etc . I do not want to actually manage the investments which I feel allows me to recommend low expense products such as index funds etc.. My clientele will be the small accounts that every other FA would not want....More
I am a bit of a nerd and slightly OCD. I started receiving emails when I got over 500 contacts on Linkedin and posted my financial resume on monster. I don't exactly know what I was hoping for, but I started receiving recruitment messages from places like Ameriprise.
As is my way, I launched into full nerd mode and started researching the company. I am still in that phase now. It has only been 2 days. The person that called me, assured me that everything that was written in the recruitment email was correct:...More
The Most 'Liked' Brokerage in the U.S.
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Thirty-two members of Congress from minority caucuses have sent a letter to the Department of Labor, arguing that the agency's fiduciary proposal could disadvantage their constituents and limit minority access to financial advisors....More
Over the past decade, a tremendous amount of pressure has been laid on the shoulders of the small broker-dealers of the securities industry. Like the iconic Willy Loman in Arthur Miller’s Death of a Salesman, these small and/or independent brokerages are allotted a significantly shorter leash than they have been in years past......More