Why advisors fail to close prospects -- according to advisors
Trust, transparency and excluding traits remain problems but standing out in the crowd is hardest of all: Differentiation
|December 17, 2014 — 4:18 PM UTC|
Can advisors keep their dirty compliance laundry in the closet thanks to lack of NASAA, SEC and FINRA coordination?
Mostly not but Jack Waymire and Brian Hamburger flesh out the issue with the right questions and answers
|September 19, 2014 — 5:39 PM UTC|
Thoughts on 'robo-advisors' served cold, compliments of Kitces and Waymire
With the potential for channel conflict, wirehouses are the most handcuffed in thwarting automated financial 'advice'
|June 15, 2014 — 7:40 PM UTC|
Why a reputation of shadiness persists in the financial advisory industry
Quite literally the truth never sees the full light of day -- and clients and quality advisors pay a price for it
|September 30, 2013 — 5:15 PM UTC|
Why only 14% of RIAs volunteer complete pricing information to clients and why selective fee disclosure is not a winning strategy
News flash! Clients don't care what goes in your pocket as long as they know the fees you charge are competitive
|June 27, 2013 — 4:05 AM UTC|
Does Barron's really have a bead on the best financial advisors in America?
The famed Top Advisor Rankings by State is an established and influential ranking but its criteria are murky and therefore misleading, according to this veteran who also vets RIAs
|March 21, 2013 — 5:54 PM UTC|
9 ways RIAs can get a leg up by using a pillar of pension plans -- a written contract
Words and a handshake are well and good, but and IPS is forever, and your client will thank you for it
|February 20, 2013 — 5:56 PM UTC|
The SEC needs to clean up its semantics before accusing RIAs of inflating AUM
Advisors stretching for the $100-million mark advisors need to be told what assets to count and which ones are merely hanging out
|January 28, 2013 — 4:39 AM UTC|
Opinion: Why NAPFA's CFP-only approach is a slap in the face of many financial advisors
In the alphabet soup of designations for advisors are many legitimate practitioners whom the association's new policy will shut out
|December 21, 2012 — 3:41 AM UTC|
Which type of AUM is worth more to a buyer?
Assets farmed out to money managers are generally more valuable than purely discretionary assets under management
|November 19, 2012 — 5:14 AM UTC|