Advisers discuss the software their firms currently use, how they access client information, and how succession planning figures into the future of their practices.
Cogent Reports’ latest analysis of the DC plan adviser industry shows most advisers touching this space still manage only a handful of plans—while those with more plans are growing much faster than the average firm.
Pershing researchers warn that it is far harder for advisers to convey the uniqueness of their value propositions than is commonly assumed.
They are also offering a broader range of products, a survey by LIMRA and EY found.
How retirement plan advisers need to function as business owners in order to grow their practices.
Significant transformation is happening in the small business retirement plan market; what does this mean for the fiduciary adviser community?
In order to remain relevant, speakers said, the retirement plan industry must become more diverse.
It has become more common for plans with upwards of $20 million in assets to go through a formal RFP process to find a new adviser, but it can be a cumbersome process to respond.
The importance of hiring the right people and managing their functions efficiently.
The importance of measuring return on investment and addressing participants’ short-term needs.
The various ways to expand your practice.
A look at consolidation, the role of recordkeepers and the importance of financial wellness programs.
Form ADV includes a number of questions about the custody of client assets; these questions continue to be a source of widespread confusion and inconsistent interpretations in the asset management industry.
Many view this as a way to make their practices more efficient, plus add value.
Of the 805,623 non-clerical employees of SEC-registered firms, more than half spend the bulk of their time providing investment advisory services or research.
Once again this year, in an attempt to minimize the number of surveys we ask you to complete, we have combined the Top 100 questionnaire with our annual Retirement Plan Adviser Survey. The deadline has been extended through the end of the day.
New at this year’s conference, advisers will have the ability to earn their PLANSPONSOR Retirement Professional designation while in attendance, and we are particularly excited for our opening evening speaker, the award-winning comedian and actor Jason Alexander.
Many plan providers are squandering their chance to serve as long-term consultants to a potentially lucrative client cohort by not upscaling their offerings to meet its demands, Cerulli says.
Polling its members, the Investment Adviser Association finds broad optimism about business prospects in the year; many firms report plans to grow headcounts by up to 10%.
A mere 12% regularly use video options like Skype and FaceTime.