According to a new report published by Schwab Institutional, the best-managed advisory firms have clear and long-term strategies for their technology investments, but many advisers are under-utilizing existing systems and spending money on new solutions without gaining much efficiency.
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People don’t stay with a financial services firm because of the brand; they stay because they have forged a relationship with an adviser they trust.
The sixth of seven ineffective habits of retirement plan advisers
Reaping the rewards of their success in meeting plan sponsors’ expectations about installation and ongoing service support, insurance companies have captured a larger share of the small to mid-size, adviser-driven 401(k) market.
Were you there? What did you miss?
According to representatives from LPL, National Retirement Partners, and Raymond James, retirement plan advisers working in the independent channel will have many opportunities to broaden their businesses in the future.
What do clients really think about advisers’ services?
Although there will always be a market for the wirehouse adviser, particularly due to brand recognition, the changing retirement landscape calls for some tweaking of the wirehouse model, commented panelists at PLANADVISER’s National Conference in Orlando, Florida this week.
The conversation about retirement income should not be an at-retirement discussion.
409A has shaken up the deferred compensation business, and the changing landscape offers many opportunities for advisers.
Due diligence requires that fiduciaries monitor the performance and suitability of their plan providers on a regular basis.
Knowing the audience and customizing presentations for specific participant groups are the keys to having an effective participant meeting, according to a panel of industry professionals at PLANADVISER’s National Conference 2007 in Orlando, Florida, this week.
The fifth of seven ineffective habits of retirement plan advisers
The greater the percentage of assets an investor has invested, the more likely he is to adopt the new solution-oriented products and services emerging from investment product providers and financial advisory firms.
The fourth of seven ineffective habits of retirement plan advisers
This September, PLANSPONSOR will again open its annual nomination process for its Retirement Plan Adviser and Adviser Team of the Year awards.
The third of seven ineffective habits of retirement plan advisers
Don’t assume your clients are comfortable with fees just because they don’t say anything.
The second of seven ineffective habits of retirement plan advisers
Participants’ mood about their financial future has fallen off significantly during 2007 but sponsors can encourage participants to meet with advisers and construct or reconstruct a retirement savings plan to help keep participants optimistic.