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.
As the population ages, experts believe more companies will offer this voluntary benefit. Advisers who are educated about long-term care insurance can increase awareness for retirement plan sponsors and participants.
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Amid this activity, independent shops seeking to remain solo continue to affiliate with entities such as GRP Advisor Alliance and Resources Investment Advisors LLC. These firms offer scalable back-office support and access to many of the client-facing solutions a CAPTRUST can bring to bear.
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Though retirement plans can allow individuals to self-certify that they qualify for a penalty-free coronavirus-related distribution, should the IRS discover otherwise during a future audit, a participant can be subject to substantial penalties.
The two items that may require an amendment relate to difficulty of care payments treated as compensation for 415 limits, and the application of cooperative and small employer charity pension plan rules.