Practice Management en U.S. Brokerages Score Victory as Watchdog Guts Bonus Disclosure Plan <div class="field-byline"> Reuters </div> <div class="node-body article-body">U.S. securities brokerages scored a victory on Friday as their industry-funded watchdog scrapped a plan that would have required job-switching brokers to disclose signing bonuses to clients. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Industry Legal Wirehouse Regulation & Compliance Fri, 19 Sep 2014 19:41:00 +0000 659211 at Increased Trust Drives HNW Investors' Increased Risk <div class="field-deck"> Trust levels up 12 percentage points from last year as HNW increase allocation in alternatives and foreign investments </div> <div class="node-body article-body">As the markets provide room to run, wealthy investors’ trust and confidence in their wealth managers and firms is on the rise, as well as their appetite for growth-based investing.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Client Relations Third-Party Research High Net Worth Investment Thu, 18 Sep 2014 14:04:00 +0000 658021 at olm26250/iStock/Thinkstock 3 Affluent 'Ah-ha’s' Financial Advisors Should Know <div class="node-body article-body">Financial advisors need to understand the power of word-of-mouth influence, the importance of crafting and managing their reputation, and mastering the art of the personal introduction.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Client Relations Marketing Practice Management Thu, 18 Sep 2014 13:37:00 +0000 657991 at Mikhail Mishchenko/iStock/Thinkstock With a High Level of Certainty <div class="field-deck"> How to avoid “go fever” </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Some decisions are influenced by “go fever,” an overall attitude of rushing to get a task done while overlooking potential problems or mistakes.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Client Relations Estate Planning Public Tue, 16 Sep 2014 17:29:00 +0000 655041 at <p>The Space Shuttle Challenger lifts off January 28, 1986 from Kennedy Space Center, Florida.&nbsp;&nbsp;The Challenger and its seven member crew were lost seventy three seconds after launch when a booster rocket failed.</p> Copyright Getty Images Millennials Don’t Want to Talk to You on Social Media, Study Says <div class="node-body blog-body">Despite years of hype around social media, a new study finds that millennials don't want financial institutions contacting them on social media. </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 Technology Marketing Advisor Intelligence Mon, 15 Sep 2014 16:56:00 +0000 653431 at Why Advisers Disagree About Hawking Their Performance <div class="field-byline"> Reuters </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Some financial advisers do not mind sharing information about the performance returns they have pulled in for clients. Those numbers, nonetheless, may come with a caveat.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Marketing Regulation & Compliance Careers Mon, 15 Sep 2014 15:09:00 +0000 653341 at Copyright Spencer Platt, Getty Images Blurred Lines for Brokers, Bankers Create Supervision Worries <div class="field-byline"> Reuters </div> <div class="field-deck"> Banks are expected to increase their wealth management assets overall to $7.5 trillion by 2018 from $5.8 trillion through their bank-affiliated brokerages and other operations </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Banks are putting more brokers in the empty spaces of their branches, raising some potential problems as they work more independently from their day-to-day brokerage supervisors.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Industry Regulation & Compliance Thu, 11 Sep 2014 15:22:00 +0000 647741 at Ingram Publishing/Thinkstock Cybersecurity Breaches Not Rare, Just Undetected <div class="field-deck"> Lack of detection instills a very dangerous false sense of security </div> <div class="node-body article-body">A new study finds only 4 percent of small to mid-sized RIA firms have experienced a cybersecurity attack. But others say those numbers are simply too good to be true, and could lull smaller advisors into a false sense of security.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> RIAs Technology Regulation & Compliance Thu, 11 Sep 2014 13:00:00 +0000 650951 at Jelena Zaric/Hemera/Thinkstock Five Tips for Money-Making Review Meetings <div class="node-body gallery-body">Success in financial services is all about relationship management linked to relationship marketing.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Planning Client Relations Marketing Prospecting Practice Management Wed, 10 Sep 2014 19:15:00 +0000 650011 at U.S. CFTC to Allow Commodity Hedge Funds to Advertise to Public <div class="field-byline"> Reuters </div> <div class="node-body article-body">U.S. derivatives regulators are removing a legal hurdle, which will open the door for hedge funds and other private funds to reach new investors through television, the Internet and other media channels.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Industry Legal Marketing Wed, 10 Sep 2014 15:15:00 +0000 649851 at Photodisc/Thinkstock