Jan 22, 2020, 12:25 PM EST

A new playbook for independent broker-dealer M&A

M&A Scrabble pieces

By David N. Levine and Kevin L. Walsh

After 10 years of IBD acquisitions, there’s little left on the block. But whatever is up for sale, at the right price, private equity is buying Read full post

Jan 21, 2020, 2:25 PM EST

Coaching clients to teach their kids

By Sarah Newcomb

Less than half of parents let their kids make real financial decisions, and that’s a problem Read full post

Jan 21, 2020, 11:55 AM EST

Why retirement plan adviser RFPs are critical to participant success

Piggy bank and retirement written on blackboard

By Fred Barstein

And why it’s not happening Read full post

Jan 21, 2020, 11:05 AM EST

Embrace the SECURE Act’s opportunity to educate

401k eggs in basket with folded money

By InvestmentNews

RIAs should be prepared to provide extra guidance Read full post

Jan 15, 2020, 5:48 PM EST

Social Security phone scams on the rise


By Mary Beth Franklin

Tax season is a lucrative time for ID thieves Read full post

Jan 14, 2020, 4:59 PM EST

9 ways advisers can add value for clients


By Jamie Hopkins

As consolidations continue and fee compression becomes a threat to status quo services, advisers need to be cognizant of the value they can add for clients Read full post

Jan 13, 2020, 11:00 AM EST

Will Finra’s rogue broker rule go far enough?

Finra sign

By InvestmentNews

The problem won’t go away if it’s regarded solely as an issue for smaller firms Read full post

Jan 10, 2020, 4:14 PM EST

Mitigating the 3 common conflicts of AUM fiduciaries


By Jamie Hopkins

Advisers who use an assets-under-management model should lead with planning and do what’s in the best interest of their clients at all turns Read full post

Jan 10, 2020, 2:30 PM EST

Don’t relegate diversity efforts as marketing

diverse individuals walking

By Frank Paré

Make D&I a core principle, not public relations Read full post

Jan 9, 2020, 5:19 PM EST

It’s do-over season for Medicare Advantage plans


By Mary Beth Franklin

Members can switch health and drug plans during the annual open enrollment, which runs through March Read full post

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