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Networking is the art of building and sustaining mutually beneficial relationships. The goal of networking is to communicate with a stranger and make a connection. Depending on the firm you work for, networking events may be mandatory for you to attend, so it’s good to look for ways to make networking easier for you and more comfortable...Read More »
Complacency is the biggest risk to a financial advisor’s business.” In light of competition from all areas, aging demographics, compliance and world financial markets, we cannot afford to be ostriches sticking our heads in the proverbial sand. We need to embrace change and capitalize on it. We need to evolve our businesses...Read More »
In the mid 1980s the costs of mutual fund trades were high. Over the past 25 years through services like Fund/SERV® from The Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation (DTCC), these costs have shrunk dramatically to mere pennies. DTCC’s Ann Bergin thinks the opportunity to increase operational efficiency in the alternative investments space is even better than the mutual fund market transformation...Read More »
You may have vacationed this summer, but your regulators did not! The North American Securities Administrators Association (NASAA) opened a public comment period running from August 1 to September 30th on a rule that would require financial advisors to put a succession plan in place. Some compliance consultants believe this new rule may be on the fast track and could be finalized before year-end...Read More »
There are many advisors that volunteer, give back to their community and use their skills and talents to become board members for not-for-profits, foundations or endowments. They bring their strong financial background to the table and usually take on the role as of treasurer or part of the finance committee for the charity...Read More »
Are you already using ByAllAccounts Aggregation Solution? During this webinar, you’ll learn more about Getting Started; Data Connectivity; How we deliver data; Security & Privacy.
On Wednesday, September 10th 1:00PM EST, ByAllAccounts will be hosting a webinar on ByAllAccounts Aggregation Solution...Read More »
Yesterday, I was speaking with an advisor who has a pretty awesome LinkedIn profile, and is now interested in proactively using social media for business development.
His client base includes working professionals, so naturally, LinkedIn is a great place to begin networking. I suggested he review his clients’ profiles and connections to look for potential introductions and referrals...Read More »
I grew up in a small Midwestern town, where in August the lawns were browned by the hot sun and the pace was so much slower due to the heat. Here in Philly, most of the city is at the shore (“down the shore,” as they say) during the month. For most of my career, I always planned on August being a slow month...Read More »
The financial industry is rife with rejection and some advisors deal with it better than others. How do they deal with it? By building up their emotional strength to handle it and not taking it personally. Indeed, it is possible for advisors to desensitize themselves to rejection and become like Teflon. However, if your days are filled with calls and meetings that are going sideways, it’s a good time to consider what you want to start doing differently so you can get better results...Read More »
A contingency plan is the first step in a succession plan. If you can take that first step, you are closer to your goal of safeguarding your clients, your employees, the value of your firm and your families...Read More »
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