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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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 ‘carve-out’ acquisition brings CAPTRUST’s assets under advisement to $400 billion and represents the continuation of an important retirement plan industry trend involving large, diversified financial services firms.