If attendance at the Technology Tools for Today (T3) Conference is any indication, more and more advisors want to understand the fast-moving technology of our industry. Here are my thoughts on the biggest takeaways from this year’s conference, based on conversations with attendees and vendors.
Tax planning is a year-round exercise. Dean Mioli, director of investment planning for the SEI Advisor Network Investment Services team, wants to help you pounce on planning opportunities.
We’ve all seen it – the advisor who is about 10 years from retirement, starting to think about finding a potential successor. But as their quest for the “right” person drags on, time ticks away. I talked to Amy Kizer, Managing Partner with TalentLink Solutions, who has a little tough love for the advisors looking for that perfect match.
The train has left the station. The cat is out of the bag. Choose whatever expression you want – but whether the DOL rule is delayed, modified or killed, a more educated general public will demand that you act in their best interests.
Higher interest rates are on the horizon, and many clients have been asking, “Why didn’t my portfolio keep up with the market?” Advisors may need to remind clients about the broad value of a diversified portfolio.
You won’t just wake up to a new, better business – you have to focus on 3 things in order to grow. If you don’t, you may wind up living the same (stagnant) business over and over again.
With one data security breach after the other making headlines, advisors should ensure that a vault solution is part of your broader client portal strategy.
The advisory business is at an inflection point. I believe we will see more changes in the next 5 years than we saw over the last 30. And advisors who don’t have a plan for these changes may not be around to see them.
Incorporating a multigenerational strategy is one way to help your firm grow. Let’s look at 3 different approaches, each requiring varying levels of commitment and change.
If you’re an advisor who (unintentionally) lets your business run you, rather than the other way around, there’s hope. Today, I’m sharing a chapter from Julie Littlechild’s new book, The Pursuit of Absolute Engagement.