Creating a Firm Culture That Puts Your Clients First

Posted by Heather Doherty

November 1, 2017 at 1:30 PM

When you and your clients make the mutual decision to engage in a relationship, it generally starts with a shared vision and some level of trust. From there, in order to continually build the relationship, you must go about creating a firm culture that puts your clients first. But what exactly does that entail?

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Topics: Compliance

Tips for Developing an Effective Social Media Presence

Posted by Sarah Howes

October 31, 2017 at 10:00 AM

Love it or hate it, social media is a great way to differentiate yourself and connect with clients and prospects. You no longer have to rely solely on phone calls and in-person meetings to connect. Now, you have the option of simply writing something that has the potential to make an impact on many people at once. Think of the possibilities!

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Topics: Social Media, Marketing

Managing Your Clients’ Risk Perception

Posted by Kol Birke, CFP

October 25, 2017 at 1:30 PM

When the market heads up or down precipitously, managing your clients’ risk perception is key. But to do so, you must first understand the difference between risk tolerance and risk perception.

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Topics: Behavioral Finance

Market Risk Factors: Theory and Practice

Posted by Brad McMillan, CFA, CAIA, MAI

October 24, 2017 at 10:00 AM

When thinking about market risk factors we should worry about, the list is quite extensive. Just googling “economic statistics,” for example, will give you about 365 million results. If you search “stock market statistics,” you’ll get only 8.5 million hits. The question, then, is how can we refine the data points to determine which indicators truly belong on our risk radar?

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Topics: Asset Management & Investing

9 Questions on IRA Transfers and Beneficiary Distribution Accounts

Posted by Mike Triana

October 18, 2017 at 1:30 PM

For beneficiaries who inherit IRA assets, there are a variety of options available for transferring funds from a deceased individual’s account. Unfortunately, having too many choices can complicate an already difficult situation. But what if you could help ensure a smooth and less stressful transition for your clients? By understanding the intricacies of the transfer process and the rules involved, you can do just that.

With this in mind, here are nine questions (and answers) to help you and your clients better understand IRA transfers and beneficiary distribution accounts (IRA-BDAs).

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Topics: Retirement Consulting

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