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  1. Should You Get A CFA, MBA Or Both?

    These certifications require time and money, but combined programs are making obtaining both designations more realistic. ...
  2. MBA vs. Executive MBA: Which Is Better?

    What's the difference between an MBA and an EMBA in terms of cost and in value? Here's some help in making your choice.
  3. RIAs: Watch the SEC’s Advertising Regulation Fine Print

    Advisors need to understand the SEC's advertising rules to avoid potential liability and enforcement actions.
  4. Why Fewer Breakaway Brokers are Joining RIAs

    The trend of brokers breaking away from their broker-dealers to sign on with an RIA has started to wane. Here's why.
  5. Why Social Media is a Necessity for Financial Advisors

    There are a multitude of reasons why financial advisors should be on social media. Here are three of them.
  6. Are You ERISA Compliant? Follow This Checklist

    Following a checklist can make achieving compliance with Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA) requirements ...
  7. A Guide To Financial Designations

    Find out which certifications can bring you the greatest career returns.
  8. Scholarships And Grants For Future Financial Advisors

    Free money is available for aspiring financial advisors as the industry tries to attract more, younger people to the profession.
  9. OSMAX,MGGIX,OBIOX: 3 Top International Mutual Funds

    If you want to invest outside of the United States, here are three international mutual funds to consider.
  10. How Advisors Can Win at SEO with Their Websites

    Given the competition from other financial advisors, it is wise for you to practice good SEO to increase your chances of ...
  11. Treasury Looks to Close Family Business Estate Tax Loophole

    The Treasury department is aiming to close a loophole that would result in higher estate and gift taxes for some wealthy ...
  12. How to be a Top Financial Advisor

    The best advisors love what they do for a living, but they also know what to do to get to the top. This shared advice can ...
  13. Fiduciary Rule Grandfathering Gray Area for FAs

    Advisors who change companies after April 10th may lose the grandfathering exemption under the DOL's fiduciary rule.
  14. 5 Signs You're Getting Bad Financial Advice

    Use good judgment and practice due diligence when contracting with professional money managers and advisors.
  15. Best Tools to Identify Potential Clients

    These are some of the best tools and resources to cost-effectively identify and communicate with potential clients.
  16. Investment Advisor

    An investment advisor is any person or group that makes investment recommendations or conducts securities analysis in return ...
  17. When Is an MBA Worth It?

    Earning an MBA can enhance one's career path, or help land a high-paying job. It also involves substantial expense and time. ...
  18. How to Leverage Millennial Wealth

    Take these steps and you'll be first in line when young investors start looking for professional financial services help.
  19. Why Advisors Leave Wirehouses, Go Independent

    While many advisors are happy working at brand-name wirehouses, a large percentage of them have left these firms in search ...
  20. 10 Must Watch Documentaries for Finance Professionals

    Find out about some of the best documentaries that finance professionals can watch to gain a better understanding of their ...
  21. Fees You Can Expect from a Financial Advisor

    A look at the different types of financial advisors and how their fees work when it comes to providing financial planning ...
  22. Top Digital Marketing Tips for Financial Advisors

    Advisors may want to consider these digital marketing tips when it comes to maximizing the effectiveness of their social ...
  23. SEC Pay-to-Play Rule in Spotlight with Pence Nom

    The SEC pay-to-play rule, which limits campaign contributions from financial advisors, is especially relevant with Governor ...
  24. 7 Advisor Types Wealthy Investors Pick

    Affluent investors have particular characteristics that decide the type of advisor they choose. Knowing these can help advisors ...
  25. The 4% Retirement Withdrawal Rule: What to Know

    The 4% rule for retirement withdrawals has been a staple in financial planning for over 20 years, but no rule of thumb or ...
  26. 10 Common Traits of Wealthy Investors

    Here are 10 common traits the wealthy share that financial advisors should keep in mind when looking to attract HNWI clients.
  27. Tips for Creating a Financial Advisory Brand

    A properly constructed brand can help capture more business. Here are some tips to achieve that goal.
  28. How Wealth Managers Can Bridge Digital Tech Gap

    A lack of digital technology offerings puts many wealth management firms at risk of losing significant income due to client ...
  29. How to Talk Fees with Clients

    Talking about fees with clients is not always a fun discussion. Here's the best way to go about it.
  30. Why the Fiduciary Standard Is Important

    This is how you can tell if your financial planner genuinely has your best interests at heart.
  31. LinkedIn: How Advisors Can Use It to Grow

    Here are some best practices on how financial advisors can leverage LinkedIn to connect with more potential clients.
  32. Wealthy Clients: How Advisors Can Nab More of Them

    Wealth management firms still only manage a minority of the assets of high net worth individuals. Here are some insights ...
  33. 3 Mutual Funds From Pzena for Retail Investors

    Find more out about Pzena Investment Management's new rollout of a series of mid-cap value funds for retail investors.
  34. Investment Policy Statement - IPS

    A document drafted between a portfolio manager and a client that outlines general rules for the manager. This statement provides ...
  35. Why It's a Great Time to Launch an Advisory Firm

    The time is ripe to be a young financial advisor. Here's why.
  36. The Brexit and Near-Retirees: What it Means

    Brexit-spurred economic uncertainty and added volatility comes at an inopportune time for those nearing retirement. Here's ...
  37. Talking to Your Clients about the Brexit

    The Brexit is a great time to reach out and let clients know you are on top of the situation and that you are there to address ...
  38. Customer Information File (CIF)

    A computerized file that stores all pertinent information about a bank customer's personal and account information. The Customer ...
  39. How Advisors Can Use Inbound Marketing to Grow

    A smart way to start adding more clients to your roster is to add inbound marketing to your marketing tool chest. Here's ...
  40. How to Formulate an Investment Philosophy

    Here are some tips to develop a solid investment philosophy.
  41. 4 Ways Wealthy Men and Women Differ as Investors

    Research validates that wealthy men and women invest differently. Here's why—the insights may help advisors better tailor ...
  42. How Advisors Can Win and Serve Foreign Clients

    The EB5 program grants visas to foreign investors, who need the guidance of an advisor who can help them navigate the murky ...
  43. Making the New Fiduciary Rule Clear for Clients

    Advisors would be wise to use the change in fiduciary rules to educate clients on the value of the advice they provide. Here ...
  44. Top 4 Big Myths About the Ultra Wealthy

    Here are some of the most common misconceptions about how the ultra rich accumulated and spend their fortunes.
  45. 3 Top Advisor Benefits From Social Media

    Social media is a valuable business tool and it's here to stay. Here are three big benefits that advisors can realize from ...
  46. Top Challenges for Financial Advisors

    These are the top challenges that financial advisors face today.
  47. How Advisors Can Build and Manage Their Google Footprint

    These tips will help you manage and boost your presence on Google.
  48. Top SEO Tips for Advisors

    Advisors are increasingly relying on search engines for inbound leads. Here's how to improve rankings and drive more search ...
  49. 9 Places Advisors Should Check on Client Tax Forms

    Financial planners can learn a great deal about their clients by looking at their tax returns. Here's specifically where ...
  50. Risk Tolerance: Why Advisors, Investors Mess It Up

    Quantifying the amount of risk that a client is willing to take can be a deceptively difficult task. Here's why.
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