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.
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.
Texting is becoming the public’s communication channel of choice, the firm says, but the common communication pathway presents regulatory and practical challenges in the independent adviser context.
Advisers find that getting enough referrals to attain their growth goals is a challenge.
Cerulli says they are more receptive to comprehensive financial planning than Gen X or Boomer advisers.