Practice Management en Top 10 Most Influential IBDs on 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="">here</a>.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> IBDs Rankings Practice Management Thu, 17 Apr 2014 18:54:00 +0000 539381 at 3 Phrases Most Likely to 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="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Planning Client Relations Public Thu, 17 Apr 2014 14:05:00 +0000 538921 at Cetera Bets on Advisors Moving More to 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="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Planning Cetera Financial Group IBDs Thu, 17 Apr 2014 13:11:00 +0000 538331 at U.S. 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="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Planning Industry Regulation & Compliance Public Wed, 16 Apr 2014 21:02:00 +0000 538281 at Wall Street regulator to 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="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fiduciary Professions Legal Regulation & Compliance Public Wed, 16 Apr 2014 16:46:00 +0000 538041 at 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="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Commentary Practice Management Wed, 16 Apr 2014 15:41:00 +0000 537961 at <p>Daniel Crosby</p> Outgrowing the 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="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Careers Business Planning IBDs Industry Public Wed, 16 Apr 2014 14:48:00 +0000 537951 at FINRA Lifts Hold on 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="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Legal Regulation & Compliance Tue, 15 Apr 2014 13:10:00 +0000 536591 at 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="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Practice Management Mon, 14 Apr 2014 18:12:00 +0000 536521 at Stephan Geyer 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="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Blogs Business Planning Advisor Intelligence Fri, 11 Apr 2014 13:55:00 +0000 536561 at