Practice Management http://wealthmanagement.com/taxonomy/term/6620/more en Top 10 Most Influential IBDs on Social Media http://wealthmanagement.com/rankings/top-10-most-influential-ibds-social-media <div class="node-body gallery-body">Some would argue independent broker/dealers have been slow to adopt social media. But if these firms are any indication, the IBD world is catching up. View the full data table <a href=" http://wealthmanagement.com/rankings/most-influential-ibds-social-media/">here</a>.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wealthmanagement.com/rankings/top-10-most-influential-ibds-social-media" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wealthmanagement.com/rankings/top-10-most-influential-ibds-social-media#comments IBDs Rankings Practice Management Thu, 17 Apr 2014 18:54:00 +0000 539381 at http://wealthmanagement.com 3 Phrases Most Likely to Get Affluent Introductions http://wealthmanagement.com/client-relations/3-phrases-most-likely-get-affluent-introductions <div class="field-deck"> If you want a favorable response, it's all about how you ask the questions </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Ask these questions - in this manner - to get your affluent clients to introduce you to their wealthy friends.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wealthmanagement.com/client-relations/3-phrases-most-likely-get-affluent-introductions" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wealthmanagement.com/client-relations/3-phrases-most-likely-get-affluent-introductions#comments Business Planning Client Relations Public Thu, 17 Apr 2014 14:05:00 +0000 538921 at http://wealthmanagement.com Cetera Bets on Advisors Moving More to Fees http://wealthmanagement.com/business-planning/cetera-bets-advisors-moving-more-fees <div class="node-body article-body">Cetera recently launched a consulting program to help advisors increase their fee-based business. So far, about 160 FAs have signed on. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wealthmanagement.com/business-planning/cetera-bets-advisors-moving-more-fees" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wealthmanagement.com/business-planning/cetera-bets-advisors-moving-more-fees#comments Business Planning Cetera Financial Group IBDs Thu, 17 Apr 2014 13:11:00 +0000 538331 at http://wealthmanagement.com U.S. SEC Releases Cyber Security Examination Blueprint http://wealthmanagement.com/regulation-compliance/us-sec-releases-cyber-security-examination-blueprint <div class="field-byline"> Reuters </div> <div class="field-deck"> Regulator puts heightened focus on cyber attacks </div> <div class="node-body article-body">U.S. securities regulators have unveiled a road map that lays out how they plan to make sure Wall Street firms are prepared to detect and prevent cyber security attacks.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wealthmanagement.com/regulation-compliance/us-sec-releases-cyber-security-examination-blueprint" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wealthmanagement.com/regulation-compliance/us-sec-releases-cyber-security-examination-blueprint#comments Business Planning Industry Regulation & Compliance Public Wed, 16 Apr 2014 21:02:00 +0000 538281 at http://wealthmanagement.com Wall Street regulator to consider mandating broker background checks http://wealthmanagement.com/legal/wall-street-regulator-consider-mandating-broker-background-checks <div class="field-byline"> Reuters </div> <div class="field-deck"> The FINRA board will review the proposal at its April 24 meeting </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Wall Street's self-funded regulator announced on Wednesday it will soon consider whether to propose new rules to require background checks for brokers.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wealthmanagement.com/legal/wall-street-regulator-consider-mandating-broker-background-checks" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wealthmanagement.com/legal/wall-street-regulator-consider-mandating-broker-background-checks#comments Fiduciary Professions Legal Regulation & Compliance Public Wed, 16 Apr 2014 16:46:00 +0000 538041 at http://wealthmanagement.com How Behavioral Finance Can Help You Set and Keep Financial Goals http://wealthmanagement.com/practice-management/how-behavioral-finance-can-help-you-set-and-keep-financial-goals <div class="field-deck"> For financial goal setting to be truly successful, it must account for the way people behave. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">For financial goal setting to be truly successful, it must account for the way people behave.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wealthmanagement.com/practice-management/how-behavioral-finance-can-help-you-set-and-keep-financial-goals" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wealthmanagement.com/practice-management/how-behavioral-finance-can-help-you-set-and-keep-financial-goals#comments Commentary Practice Management Wed, 16 Apr 2014 15:41:00 +0000 537961 at http://wealthmanagement.com <p>Daniel Crosby</p> Outgrowing the IBD http://wealthmanagement.com/careers/outgrowing-ibd <div class="field-deck"> The independent broker/dealer model may be holding some advisors back from growing into an enterprise </div> <div class="node-body article-body">There are options for entrepreneurial advisors looking to grow their business and run a more efficient operation.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wealthmanagement.com/careers/outgrowing-ibd" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wealthmanagement.com/careers/outgrowing-ibd#comments Careers Business Planning IBDs Industry Public Wed, 16 Apr 2014 14:48:00 +0000 537951 at http://wealthmanagement.com FINRA Lifts Hold on Puerto Rico Bond Cases, Expands Arbitrator Pool http://wealthmanagement.com/regulation-compliance/finra-lifts-hold-puerto-rico-bond-cases-expands-arbitrator-pool <div class="field-byline"> Reuters </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Wall Street watchdog FINRA said on Monday it is lifting the hold it had put on some cases involving investors who lost money in closed-end Puerto Rico bond funds after expanding its pool of arbitrators available to hear the cases.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wealthmanagement.com/regulation-compliance/finra-lifts-hold-puerto-rico-bond-cases-expands-arbitrator-pool" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wealthmanagement.com/regulation-compliance/finra-lifts-hold-puerto-rico-bond-cases-expands-arbitrator-pool#comments Legal Regulation & Compliance Tue, 15 Apr 2014 13:10:00 +0000 536591 at http://wealthmanagement.com Understanding Advisor Stress http://wealthmanagement.com/practice-management/understanding-advisor-stress <div class="field-deck"> Dr. Alden Cass, psychologist to Wall Street bankers and brokers, is among the subjects of a new documentary chronicling the consequences of economic uncertainty among white-collar professionals. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Filmmaker Katharine Round has launched a project to make a documentary on the global economy and its impact on the working practices, lifestyles and psychology of people from Wall Street to Main Street.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wealthmanagement.com/practice-management/understanding-advisor-stress" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wealthmanagement.com/practice-management/understanding-advisor-stress#comments Practice Management Mon, 14 Apr 2014 18:12:00 +0000 536521 at http://wealthmanagement.com Stephan Geyer Planning, Niches Some Common Denominators Among Sucessful FAs http://wealthmanagement.com/blog/planning-niches-some-common-denominators-among-sucessful-fas <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>What differentiates top advisors? According to a recent Fidelity Advisor Insights study, planning and concentrating on specific client segments has a lot to do with it.</p> <p>High performing advisors&mdash;which Fidelity identified as those with AUM that was 75 percent higher than average advisors and double the average advisor&rsquo;s compensation&mdash;earn an average of $422,000, compared to the $212,000 average advisors earn. Moreover, these successful advisors manage an average of $100 million in client assets, versus the $57 million AUM by other advisors.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/advisor-intelligence">Advisor Intelligence </a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://wealthmanagement.com/blog/planning-niches-some-common-denominators-among-sucessful-fas" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wealthmanagement.com/blog/planning-niches-some-common-denominators-among-sucessful-fas#comments Blogs Business Planning Advisor Intelligence Fri, 11 Apr 2014 13:55:00 +0000 536561 at http://wealthmanagement.com