The second of seven ineffective habits of retirement plan advisers
Participants’ mood about their financial future has fallen off significantly during 2007 but sponsors can encourage participants to meet with advisers and construct or reconstruct a retirement savings plan to help keep participants optimistic.
With the so-called Merrill Lynch Rule a thing of the past, some advisers will need to clarify their role, though it's not likely to broadly impact the managed account environment.
The Board of Directors of Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards Inc. (CFP Board) has revised the ethical standards for CFP professionals, requiring them to 'at all times place the interest of the client ahead of his or her own.'
Nearly half (42%) of plan sponsors do not have a relationship with a financial adviser.
The most common mistake made by consumers in the adviser selection process - accepting marketing information as accurate.
Clients want to know they are on their way to achieving life goals, not investment performance.
Nearly two-thirds (62%) of micro-business owners say the cost of administering and contributing to a retirement plan is the biggest hurdle to offering them.
Every adviser needs to think about what they are known for and what they would like to be known for.
The best reason to buy immediate annuities is guaranteed income, but the lack of growth and flexibility opportunities remains a downside.
Are you getting a fair reward for your labor and risk?
What is your value proposition?
Edward Jones ranks highest among 10 financial investment firms in satisfying their financial advisers, receiving particularly high ratings from advisers in support, people and firm performance.
The first of seven ineffective habits of retirement plan advisers.
A quarter of financial advisers who do not now sell 529 college savings plans intend to start offering them as a result of the Pension Protection Act (PPA).
According to Fred Reish, there are three main components to a successful retirement plan.
Most investors still do not understand the difference between stockbrokers and financial planners.
Why do most not save enough for retirement?
Advisers who help clients put together a formal retirement income plan end up with more assets – and more referrals - from more satisfied customers.
Fee-based practices are growing, with 46% of advisers adopting that pricing structure, an increase of 35% over the past five years.