Historically, financial advisory fees all followed one of a few basic structures. However, financial advisors have used several new compensation structures to remain competitive in recent years, and they can vary significantly. Understanding the various fee models is essential before deciding which financial advisory fee model or models work for your practice. Why Are Different
Obtaining the right securities license is essential in becoming an investment representative, security sales agent, or any other professional in the securities industry. The licensing process is extensive and can be challenging to navigate. Understanding the different types of FINRA licenses and when they’re required will help you establish which exams you will need to
The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) drafted the Regulation Best Interest (Reg BI) rule in 2019. Regulation BI provides additional safeguards for investors by setting new standards of conduct for financial advisors and broker-dealers. The implementation of Regulation BI may lead to operational changes for broker-dealers and investment advisers. Under Regulation BI, these individuals have
New client acquisition is one thing that is crucial for financial advisors to continue to grow their practices. However, generating new client leads can be difficult and expensive, especially for those just starting. Here are a few proven marketing strategies for financial advisors that can be used to drive new leads whether you are a
For some, the words “artificial intelligence” are associated with self-driving cars, sentient robots, and world-threatening supercomputers. However, artificial intelligence and machine learning are now being used to optimize a wide range of business processes including fee calculation, billing and invoicing. Manually processing invoices can be a time-consuming, error-prone procedure that exposes businesses to reputational risks,
While this model did have its many benefits, historically, there have been challenges in managing things like transitions, taxes, restrictions, and profitability.
Within the global financial services industry, one popular strategy that wealth management firms utilize to manage portfolios better is sleeve management, also known as sleeve accounting. Sleeves exist to allow financial advisors to segment and subcontract the management of a single portfolio to third-party experts more easily. While this model did have its many benefits,