Happy Friday, readers! With this being one of the last weekend mailings we’ll bring to you in 2016, we thought it was important to highlight what really matters most in the advisory business—serving clients well. At a time of fiduciary and market evolution, keeping the client’s interests front and center will no doubt pay dividends. Compiled below are some recent articles on doing just that.
What does the client need? What are the tools and things you provide the client? How do you manage a committee from a fiduciary standpoint? These are all crucial points of discussion within and among advisory firms.
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Although several regulations still limit use of social media in retirement planning and the wider financial-services industry, many advisers are finding that platforms like Facebook and Twitter are becoming excellent tools for building client relationships.
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OneDigital and Ascensus recently announced the availability of a ‘co-created small market solution,’ making OneDigital the latest adviser aggregator to launch a DC plan solution targeted at small businesses.
The district court ruling in the case, now backed by an appeals court, stands out for having been filed alongside a sanction declaring the plaintiff’s law firm Schlichter Bogard & Denton behaved “recklessly.”
During a conference call held to discuss the pending retirement of Bill Stromberg, CEO of T. Rowe Price, leaders at the firm highlighted the growing importance of socially responsible investing and the need to improve diversity and inclusion in financial services.
As health care costs rise, there is more overlap than ever between health decisions and financial decisions. So much is obvious to forward-thinking financial advisers, but what is less clear is where health care itself is heading in the 21st century.