Nearly half of the average financial adviser’s book of business is made up of individual retirement accounts (IRAs), says investment analytics firm Cerulli Associates.
Over the past couple of weeks, two retirement industry providers have introduced offerings they purport to be the next trend in the evolution of retirement plan offerings.
Financial services corporation Securian Retirement unveiled a no-cost fee benchmarking service.
It can make good sense for an adviser to share plan responsibilities when it is likely to lead to improved outcomes or reduced costs.
Panelists discuss the best way to leverage partnerships to bring more profitability to your practice.
Do you track your time? Like good economists, we can argue this question from both sides of our mouths. Where do you stand?
Non-profit does not mean there is no revenue to be generated from this market.
Advisers might want to take a look under the hood to see what’s causing private investors to think it is better to go it alone.
Change will continue to dominate business practices in the sixth year since the financial crisis, according to a report from Aite Group.
Plan sponsors can avoid paying hidden provider costs by asking detailed questions.
Broker/dealers in the LPL Financial LLC network will pay an extra $250 annually in fees for errors and omissions (E&O) insurance.
Moving to a more risk-based system would shift Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation (PBGC) premium costs among sponsors.
Discussing health care costs in retirement is new for many advisers, and few say they have the knowledge and resources to do it well.
Arnerich Massena has published “In Search of a Recordkeeper: Fiduciary Best Practices.”
Pricing raises myriad issues, including type of compensation model, what services are factored in, and if similarly sized plans might call for different fees.
FINRA’s proposed fee hikes for new applications and branch office registrations would force many independent broker/dealers (IDBs) out of business, the Financial Services Institute (FSI) said.
Because of the economy and recent employment-related legislation, many employers have shifted to benefits that place primary responsibility and control on employees, a survey found.
Outsourced technology integration can boost productivity and efficiency for RIAs by up to 30%, according to NFP Advisor Services Group.
With fee disclosure rules leading many to predict fee compression for advisers, how can you justify charging more than the average? What does it take to become “the premium retirement plan adviser”?
Pershing LLC, a BNY Mellon company, has published a study arguing that asset consolidation can potentially double profitability, boost productivity, and advance client relationships.