Advisers generally are not qualified to represent their clients before the IRS, and so they generally must shy away from offering tax advice; but that doesn’t mean they can afford to ignore the broad or specific implications of recent tax reforms for their clients.
Two retirement industry thought leaders reflect on the year that was; both agree there is a tremendous opportunity to drive positive change in 2018; might a “new” Pension Protection Act be on the horizon?
The collaboration of Riskalyze and Charles Schwab will ease an adviser’s workflow challenges and allow for greater efficiency, says Kyle Van Pelt, vice president of partnerships at Riskalyze.
The firm is partnering with bilingual education expert Rebecca Heaton Juarez to deliver broader-based financial wellness and participant educational services in multiple languages.
Mergers and acquisitions in the RIA industry are setting new records for the fifth consecutive year.
But among the 58% of these investors who do, expectations run high.
How to best serve your clients and know when to grow your practice.
With advisers’ focus moving from investments to retirement readiness outcomes, benchmarking services has become more difficult, industry insiders say.
Two winners of 2017 Plan Sponsor of the Year awards reveal how their adviser helped move the dial on their plans.
The firm has launched a prospect portal and now offers a depository for financial, legal and personal documents.
Two decades ago the firms that were part of the same North Carolina holding company parted ways; now industry pressures and opportunities of scale have brought them together again.
Veirphy Analytics Names Chief Growth Officer; Newfleet Brings on Head of Institutional Business Development; Lincoln Financial Group Hires Retirement Planning Leader; and more.
The companies hope to enable financial advisers to access retirement planning and wealth management tools on a single platform.
The new partnership shows brokerage firms serving RIAs are committing to delivering new fiduciary-minded technologies, especially scalable personalized advice solutions.
There were 44 transactions in the first quarter, up 29% from 34 in the first quarter of 2016.
AssetMark will be offering investment strategies and “fee only” products focused on holistic financial planning for investors.
Marsh & McLennan Agency Acquires Advisory Firm; Segal Names Public Sector Market Director; CAPTRUST Financial Advisors Grows Business; and more.
Their practice management programs also help attract and retain advisers.
Establishing scholarship funds and more carefully considering the benefits of diversity in the hiring processes are just a few of the ways an increasing number of firms say they are committed to improving industry diversity.
The motivation is growth, particularly boosting assets and revenues, expertise and clients, and ensuring that a succession plan is in place.