The new Department of Labor fiduciary ruling is one of the most transformative pieces of legislation to affect financial advisors in recent memory. And while the exact nature of the consequences are yet to be determined, that doesn’t mean you can’t be proactive and prepare your business for the new challenges ahead.
Ron Carson, CEO and Founder of Peak Advisor Alliance, explores how creating a Brain Trust helps advisors stay on top of running a sustainable business while also improving themselves as leaders.
Every week, the eMoney Training Team takes you through some of the best features in eMoney to help you discover even more ways our technology works for you. In this week’s WebEx, we look at how to implement trusts into your plan in order to model a tax-efficient estate.
Before the new SEC fiduciary standard is published, advisors with a 401(k) and IRA Rollover practice and those advisors operating as investment managers of QDIAs have become a target for on-site examinations by the SEC’s Office of Compliance Inspections and Exams as part of their ReTIRE (Retirement Targeted Reviews and Examinations Initiatives) program since November 2015.
Just as success means something different to each of us, so does our own perception of happiness. Of course, in order to reach this beautiful balance of “successful happiness,” we have to develop a number of key habits. These habits come from a variety of conversations I’ve had with Fortune 500 CEOs, professional athletes, and even senators throughout my 30+ years in this profession. Imprint them into your advisor DNA and see how quickly you can reach The Sustainable Edge – and a more meaningful purpose.
Wealth management is a service business. Clients depend on advisors, and to some extent, digital advisory services, to help them manage what is arguably one of the most important facets of their life: their finances. The relationship requires trust. Trust in the competency of their advisor or service provider and trust in the integrity of their service.
Poor communication, or even the total lack of communication, has been blamed for a host of issues: low company morale, missed deadlines, and even fist fights. But the most often cited consequence of poor communication between co-workers is its negative impact on collaboration.
I love this article. I may even be a little obsessed with it, in fact. Why? Because it addresses the elephant in the rooms of so many businesses and helps answer the age-old question in sales and marketing: how do you make people care about whatever it is you have to offer enough to change…