Happy Friday, readers! There are a lot of elements to ensuring success in the financial advisory profession, but at the core is quality client service. You can have the best growth rate in the industry and the most effective sales staffers out there, but if you aren’t retaining existing clients, it will all be for naught. Collected below is a series of articles on the topic of ensuring quality client service. We hope you will share some of what you read with a client or colleague.
Recent research reports suggest average employee tenure in the U.S. has trended downward; retirement industry experts agree this fact should inform plan design discussions and participant-level services.
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The main theme of the new fiduciary rule proposal is alignment with other regulators—the SEC and FINRA in particular—but the agency is by no means surrendering its jurisdiction over tax-qualified retirement plans.