Trust of registered investment advisors is low; the industry needs to address the examination of RIAs, and shift away from a focus on the price of advice, said TD Ameritrade Institutional's Tom Nally....More
A former Focus Financial executive launches a consultancy that will provide transition assistance to large breakaway teams. But instead of taking a stake in these firms, he'll will charge a one-time fee....More
More advisors are targeting high-net-worth clients today than they were even two years ago, despite tighter competition and a need to provide more complicated, and costly, wealth management services. Here are the top 10 RIA firms in this space.
WealthManagement.com's “Top 100 RIAs of 2015” are ranked by total assets under management. To land on the list, firms had to have a focus on financial and retirement planning for individual and high-net-worth clients.
You'll discover the ways ETFs allow you to construct more nimble and unique portfolios for your clients, based on a sector approach to the market. Marc Chaikin, creator of Chaikin Money Flow, demonstrates how to find trends in equity sectors—and use ETFs to construct strong client portfolios....More
Multigenerational planning involves serving parents, children and grandchildren in an integrated and comprehensive way. Presented by two generations (a father and son), this webinar will cover essential issues for those engaged in the practice of multigenerational planning....More
Variable annuities can offer a number of potential benefits: They can help plan retirement income, generate tax-deferred growth and, with some contracts, protect principal. Yet even advisors, who recognize the benefits of variable annuities acknowledge their drawbacks—particularly their fees and the tax treatment of gains....More
As the industry continues to shift toward fee based business, many advisors are taking a deeper look into their current practice in an effort to align with this trend. The good news is that shifting away from a commission-based model can transform your practice in powerful ways—including increasing the stability of your revenue streams, enhancing client loyalty and potentially boosting the value of your businesses....More