Independent advisory shop founder Joe Gordon talks about winning new plan business from brokers and bank advisers who are “seriously fumbling the discussion with clients about fees and fiduciary change.”
Matt Matrisian, SVP of strategic initiatives at AssetMark, is passionate about the topic of advisory practice management, enough so that he wrote a 300 page book on the subject; chatting off-the-cuff with PLANADVISER, he argues outsourcing is the way of the future.
Experienced ERISA attorneys and retirement industry executives project some possible outcomes of the DOL and SEC conflict of interest reform process; some expect a broad new proposal could emerge as soon as this week from the SEC.
Almost half of advisers who left their firm moved along with a larger team in 2017, versus 34% in 2012, according to data shared by Fidelity Clearing and Custody Solutions; advisers moving to an independent broker/dealer more often depart as a team versus other movers.
Financial advisers almost universally report the use of social media has changed how they communicate with and win new clients; however, they disagree to some extent about the real impact social media use has on the quality of client relationships, and by extension, business performance.
Looking to 2018 and beyond, traditional advisers, brokerage firms and banks are widely (and aggressively) seeking to integrate digital advice into their service offerings; the CFP Board Center for Financial Planning offers a digital advice road map to help make sense of it all.
Annually, the top tier of retirement plan advisers from across the U.S., including the PLANADVISER Top 100 and the PLANSPONSOR Retirement Plan Advisers of the Year, gather in Orlando, Florida, for three days of discussion and debate; reserve your spot today for the 2018 event.
Our series of exclusive articles featuring retirement industry “disruptors” continues with another growing provider in the small- and mid-market, promising 50% lower costs than the traditional competition through the exclusive use of fixed fees.
Presented here are the results of several dozen live polling questions fielded at the 2017 PLANADVISER National Conference, gathered during three days of highly detailed discussion of industry trends, challenges and best practices.