4 Reasons Wirehouse Advisors Should Be Making the Move to Independence

Posted by Andrew Daniels

July 1, 2020 at 11:00 AM

Independence Day is one of my favorite holidays. Although the experience will undoubtedly be different this year, I love the tradition and the opportunity to gather with friends and family. And, of course, I love the meaning behind the day: celebrating the birth of our nation and the values we hold dear.

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Topics: Transition

What Reg BI Means for Financial Advisors

Posted by Rob Molinari, CRCP, AIF, RFC

June 24, 2020 at 11:00 AM

Starting on June 30, the Regulation Best Interest Rule (Reg BI) will set a new standard of conduct for broker/dealers. It requires that a broker/dealer and its associated persons must always act in the best interest of their retail customers when recommending securities or investment strategies involving securities. Let’s explore what Reg BI means for financial advisors, including the requirements for complying with this new rule.

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Topics: Compliance

5 Strategies for Networking in a Virtual World

Posted by Kristine McManus

June 17, 2020 at 11:00 AM

Networking with other advisors is undoubtedly a great way to improve your practice. After all, no one has a lock on all the good ideas. And it can be surprising—even humbling—to learn how others approach managing the many facets of their business. But in today’s socially distant environment, chances are you won’t be introducing yourself to people at live conferences any time soon, or even meeting over coffee with as much regularity.
So, embracing networking in a virtual world, despite its challenges, is essential.

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Topics: Practice Management

5 Best Practices for Communicating with Clients in Changing Times

Posted by Kristine McManus

June 10, 2020 at 11:00 AM

The coronavirus pandemic has created unprecedented challenges for just about all of us. And communicating with clients in changing times like those we’re living through—marked by fear, economic uncertainty, and potential market volatility—can be downright daunting for financial advisors. But, of course, that’s exactly what you need to do. In fact, an effective approach to keeping the lines of communication open between you and your clients may be the single most important way to make a difference and ensure the long-term health of your practice. This doesn’t mean you have to come up with all the answers. It does mean you should do everything you can to be that much-needed voice of stability to provide reassurance and solidify trust.

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Topics: Practice Management

How to Solve the Business Continuity Problem

Posted by Kenton Shirk

June 3, 2020 at 11:00 AM

What if something happens to you? We all know that unexpected events—such as accidents, serious health problems, or even death—happen every day. The global coronavirus pandemic has certainly driven home this sobering lesson. Eventually the question “What if?” will become “What now?” when a crisis occurs.

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Topics: Practice Management

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