Retirement plan advisers with established 401(k) businesses are finding new revenue streams and client engagement opportunities among nonprofits and educational institutions, and in the area of estate planning.
Pershing researchers warn that it is far harder for advisers to convey the uniqueness of their value propositions than is commonly assumed.
The automated 401(k) provider says its new Partner Portal is designed to serve as the user interface for partners to more efficiently manage their client referrals.
As part of new adviser alignment and engagement initiatives, the firm this week launched an equity value participation program, as well as a loan program aimed at driving “mutually beneficial organic growth.”
It has become more common for plans with upwards of $20 million in assets to go through a formal RFP process to find a new adviser, but it can be a cumbersome process to respond.
Sales of fixed indexed annuities came in 21% higher for the second quarter of 2018 compared with the first quarter results, according to LIMRA SRI data, shattering the existing quarterly record as a result.
New at this year’s conference, advisers will have the ability to earn their PLANSPONSOR Retirement Professional designation while in attendance, and we are particularly excited for our opening evening speaker, the award-winning comedian and actor Jason Alexander.
Polling its members, the Investment Adviser Association finds broad optimism about business prospects in the year; many firms report plans to grow headcounts by up to 10%.
With the judicial defeat of the Obama-era DOL fiduciary rule hanging in the air, individual states are moving to establish their own best interest regulations for the sale and service of investment products; attorneys warn that more piecemeal regulation is likely, as are lawsuits to test some complex ERISA preemption issues.
The firm is launching a new adviser support program featuring dedicated coaches and customized online tools to support firm growth and improve the client experience.
The underlying technology will be provided by Retirement Plan Advisory Group and delivered to advisers with the support of a centralized team of retirement specialist consultants.
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.
Following a broadly structured decision by the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals to vacate the DOL fiduciary rule expansion, the National Association for Fixed Annuities decided its own appellate challenge has been made unnecessary.