The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) released its schedule of Compliance Outreach Program seminars, given regionally in six cities this year.
Merrill Lynch Clear has announced the roll-out of products enabling clients to better prepare for and live comfortably in retirement.
A new fiduciary certification workshop by the Centre for Fiduciary Excellence will be offered free at the Santa Monica office of Dimensional Fund Advisors LP.
Merrill Lynch and the University of Southern California Leonard Davis School of Gerontology announced a training program that provides insight into the opportunities and challenges of increasing longevity.
Total financial adviser headcount continues to decline despite strong asset growth for the advisory industry in recent years, according to Cerulli Associates.
When choosing an adviser, consumers report placing high value on knowledge, including the type of advice an adviser provides, their education, and years of training.
A new study suggests it is a lack of awareness among college students and young professionals, not a lack of interest, which has led to the advisory industry’s talent shortage.
Investment firms that actively mentor younger advisers are likely to gain a competitive advantage over the next decade, according to the J.D. Power “2014 U.S. Financial Advisor Satisfaction Study.”
The Financial Planning Association (FPA) launched a collection of web-based “Knowledge Circles” aimed at fostering communication and collaboration among its members.
A new program from the Money Management Institute (MMI) and Wheelhouse Analytics provides broad-based training on managed account solutions to the employees of financial services firms.
Mirae Asset Global Investments, an investment services provider specializing in emerging market equities, launched an enhanced website focusing on financial adviser support and education.
Investors expect financial advisers to earn and maintain professional credentials beyond the minimum licensing requirements, according to research from the Investment Management Consultants Association (IMCA).
Cambridge Investment Research, Inc. established a new partnership with the 401k Study Group to bring expanded education and networking resources to its advisory and broker/dealer staff.
Aspire Financial Services released the TPA Playbook for Success, a proprietary education and communication tool designed to drive competitive advantage for the firm’s third-party administrator (TPA) partners.
A new education program from State Street Global Advisers (SSgA) offers financial professionals nearly 30 short courses on how to incorporate exchange-traded funds (ETFs) into investment portfolios.
Accurately tracking practice metrics and documenting operating procedures are two ways firm owners can build value during the succession planning process.
TD Ameritrade Institutional launched a campus-to-career program to help independent advisory firms win and retain the next generation of financial services talent.
More than four in 10 (43%) financial advisers are either at or approaching retirement age, according to research from Cerulli Associates.
The National Tax-deferred Savings Association (NTSA) maintains the same core mission as its predecessor.
Edward Jones created FORCES last year to provide training and a compensation package to smooth the transition to a financial services career for veterans.