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A Q&A With New CFP Board Chair Kamila Elliott

One of her goals for 2022 is to advance the CFP Board’s Future of Financial Planning program, which aims to make high school students more aware of the financial services profession.

Why Edward Jones Is Funding Alzheimer’s Research

The simple fact of the matter is that debilitating neurological diseases such as Alzheimer’s present a major financial and physical challenge to individuals, unpaid caregivers and their families.

Learned Lessons and Market Musings From CIO Bob Doll

The Crossmark investment leader expects 2022 to be more challenging for investors, as central banks unwind supportive policies in response to the ongoing economic recovery and macroeconomic conditions drive higher inflation.

Tips for Sourcing Diverse Talent in 2022

According to one advisory firm leader who has had success creating a diverse and dynamic team, anyone who says there is a lack of diverse and talented people seeking success in financial services is not making a sufficient effort to find them.

Can the Adviser Industry Make Real DE&I Progress in 2022?

Experts who work on adviser industry diversity, equity and inclusion efforts see reasons for optimism in the New Year, but they are also realistic about the size, scope and deep-seated nature of the challenges they face.
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Office Space in 2022: Flexibility Is Key

When most advisers transitioned to fully remote offices in spring 2020, few imagined they’d still be working on how (and whether) to bring staff back two years later.

SPACS, the Advisory Business and M&A Trends

Adam Dooley talks with PLANADVISER about the company he wants to buy with his new special purpose acquisition company, which he says should be focused on investment adviser practices.

Northwestern University Supreme Court Argument Analysis

Two expert attorneys who listened to this week’s oral arguments in Hughes v. Northwestern University say they would “rather be in Northwestern University’s shoes” than those of the plaintiffs, but the outcome of the potentially highly important case won’t be known for some months.
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The 2022 M&A Outlook: Bumper or Bust?

Experts foresee strong interest in retirement industry merger and acquisition deals continuing next year, but firms may have more difficulty securing top talent as the number of transactions mounts.