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Posted by fi360 Team on July 14, 2014 in>>>The current face of the financial industry can be a challenging one for new advisors. Joe Birkofer, a financial planner from Legacy Asset Management in Houston, also teaches a CFP class. Many of his students are changing careers, and their path isn’t always easy. In this article he explores the options available to these students. In many cases they face a severe pay cut, and the challenge of finding a salary position. Birkofer offers interesting advice, that these financial planners find a niche market that combines something they have experience in, with their financial planning...
Posted by fi360 Team on June 23, 2014 in Fiduciary Links>>>At a recent CFA Institute conference focused on self-regulation for advisers, the panelists looked past the debate of whether an adviser SRO was the best option, and instead treated it as the inevitable conclusion to the regulatory oversight debate. They started directly with covering how an eventual SRO should operate and how that will affect advisers and their clients. In his most recent column for InvestmentNews, fi360 CEO Blaine Aikin covers some of what he heard at the event, including the CFA Institute’s report on the 10 characteristics that an effective SRO must demonstrate. Those characteristics...
Posted by fi360 Team on June 16, 2014 in Fiduciary Links>>>>>In his column for Financial Planning magazine, Bob Veres gives a short history lesson on how broker and advisor fee models have changed over the years, before taking a look at the next potentially game-changing model. He suggests all advisors take a look at the monthly retainer model that some younger advisors are employing to target younger investors. The model can help both the advisor build their book of business at a younger age, while also allowing investors who don’t actually have assets to be managed gain the benefit of advice from a...