Military members using an adviser report contributing nearly double the amount to their retirement accounts on average compared with those lacking regular financial guidance.
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Devenir finds HSA assets grew to an estimated $45.2 billion, spread across some 22 million accounts, at the end of 2017; as more account owners are investing their HSA dollars, the demand for advice is clear.
Josh Robbins, lead strategy officer for the direct-to-sponsor plan provider America’s Best 401K, offers a closer look at the virtues and potential weaknesses of the firm’s “disruptor” model and short sales cycle.
During a webinar called to discuss the advisory industry impacts of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, experts warned advisers to be ready to decline to offer tax advice during 2018—over and over again.
The interactive technology enables retirement advisers to demonstrate to plan sponsors how modifications in plan design can impact their employees’ retirement readiness, and the shifting cost of providing the plan for the employer.
A new Spectrem study reveals that almost a third of Millennial investors want their financial adviser to “reward them with gifts or other favors” in exchange for their business.
Texting is becoming the public’s communication channel of choice, the firm says, but the common communication pathway presents regulatory and practical challenges in the independent adviser context.
Paying down debt and needing cash for day-to-day expenses are top reasons for decreasing plan contributions this year.
Researchers conducted a survey that enabled SPARK to better determine how the RFP Guide is used by advisers and providers today, leading to the new update.
Only 27% of RIAs surveyed by TD Ameritrade suggest that “cybersecurity issues,” even when very broadly defined, are likely to impact client portfolios during 2018; experts suggest this is just wishful thinking.
Mark Rossen, vice president of sales and marketing at O’Neil Digital Solutions, said the company’s goal was to help advisers strengthen relationships with their customers by providing them with “confidential and time-sensitive documents anywhere and in any format they choose.”
Changes to the tax code will impact retirement planning beyond individual and pass-through business taxation; investing support tools and tax management platforms trusted by advisers have to make their own adjustments.
Advisers find that getting enough referrals to attain their growth goals is a challenge.
A new Corporate Insight report offers a brief history of the development of financial services technology security measures introduced since 1996—delivering for retirement plan fiduciaries important contextual information about today’s evolving best practices.