Five Things to Jump-Start Your Financial Firm Growth This Fall

Five Things to Jump-Start Your Financial Firm Growth This Fall

6.09.2016
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By: Abby Salameh, Chief Marketing Officer
Published September 7, 2016
As summer winds down and the air turns crisper and cooler, it’s time to refocus energy around making the 4th quarter as productive as possible. With the children and grandchildren back in school and summer Fridays over, these five activities should generate some additional growth opportunities for …

The Shifting Sands beneath Us: Notes from the FSI OneVoice 2017 Conference

1.02.2017
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Independent Advisors

By: Abby Salameh, Chief Marketing Officer
Published February 1, 2017
As I sat in a crowded conference room in rainy San Francisco last week, I looked around in amazement at how much industry talent had come together to attend the Financial Services Institute’s OneVoice conference. My round table comprised two CEOs of major brokerage firms …

Not Your Typical Hen Party: A Review of the Barron’s Top Independent Women Advisor Summit

28.06.2017
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Abby Salameh attends Barron’s Top Independent Women Advisor Summit

I was recently in Washington, DC to participate as moderator for a panel of top independent woman advisors at the second annual Barron’s Top Independent Women Advisor Summit. My panel, comprised of Brenda Bliske, Spire Wealth Management; Kimberlee Orth, Ameriprise and Elizabeth Genter, Schenley Capital, was focused on increasing client engagement to drive additional referrals from existing clients. Certainly, this is a topic in my wheelhouse. While preparing for the session, I did my homework and was somewhat surprised at what I found.

Are We Witnessing the End of the Broker Protocol?

4.12.2017
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Are We Witnessing the End of the Broker Protocol?

By: Charlie Latimer, Director of National Recruiting
Published December 6, 2017
Whether you are an institutional advisor considering becoming an independent advisor or you’ve already made the jump to independence, you are no doubt closely following the exit of Morgan Stanley and UBS from the Broker Protocol. The Broker Protocol is a voluntary agreement that …

A Guy Adami Coachable Moment: Behind the Scenes of the Fed’s Potential September Interest Rate Hike

14.09.2016
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By: Guy Adami, Director, Advisor Advocacy
Published September 14, 2016
At 52, I continue to be astonished that some of my most lasting impressions have come from coaches. These “coachable moments” typically consisted of a stern tongue lashing and were often accompanied by flying chairs, tables, etc. Oddly enough, such lessons didn’t take place after we lost …

Top Three Things Financial Advisors Can Do to Prepare for Going Independent

8.02.2017
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Advisors Going Independent

By: Charlie Latimer, Director of National Recruiting
Published February 8, 2017
Financial advisors choose to go independent for several important reasons: First, the economics of going independent are far superior to all other channels. In addition, independent financial advisors own 100% of the equity in their practices. And most importantly, by serving as true fiduciaries, advisors of …

The Advisors Guide to Growth: Start with a Business Plan

18.07.2017
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By: Abby Salameh, Chief Marketing Officer
Published July 19, 2017
Every Financial Advisor Should Have a Business Plan
It is a proven fact that financial advisors who create a business plan and execute against that plan are more profitable and more efficient than those who do not. And yet, according to a variety of different industry research, between …

Growth of The Advisor Practice

13.12.2017
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Growth of The Advisor Practice

By: Abby Salameh, Chief Marketing Officer
Published December 13, 2017
Financial advisor practice growth was heavily emphasized during last week’s MarketCounsel Summit in Miami, Florida. Several discussions focused on this theme, with session titles such as, “Growth by Brand Development,” “Growing Beyond Four Walls,” and “Growth with OPM.” While the variety of presentations suggested multiple …

The Real Economic Impact of the New DOL Fiduciary Rules on Financial Advisor Compensation

21.09.2016
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By: Charlie Latimer, Director of National Recruiting
Published September 21, 2016
There’s been plenty of coverage of the DOL rules that will take effect on April 10, 2017, so no need to beat a dead horse. However, what isn’t much talked about is the economic impact those conflict of interest rules will have on advisor compensation. There’s …

Three Steps to Increasing Your Web Presence

22.02.2017
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By: Abby Salameh, Chief Marketing Officer
Published February 22, 2017
I receive phone calls on a daily basis from our network of independent advisors with questions relating to either building or maintaining a web presence. Web presence optimization is the art of being found online. It incorporates Search Engine Optimization (SEO), search and content marketing, social media, …

Up, Up and Away! The Stock Market Continues to Defy the Gravity of Headline News

26.07.2017
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stock market

By: Guy Adami, Director, Advisor Advocacy
Published July 26, 2017
It seems like these days, the markets are making new all-time highs. It is seemingly impervious to negative headlines and events that historically would have derailed the moves higher. For further proof, one needs to look only at the CBOE Volatility Index®. Currently we find …

An Introduction to Bitcoin for Financial Advisors

2.01.2018
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Bitcoin

By: Guy Adami, Director, Advisor Advocacy
Published January 3, 2018
Bitcoin has been in the news frequently these days, and a lot of advisors are interested in learning more about it, so we asked Brian Kelly to give us a primer. Kelly is founder and CEO of BKCM LLC, an investment firm focused on digital …

Why Coaching Works for Financial Advisors

5.10.2016
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By: Abby Salameh, Chief Marketing Officer
Published October 5, 2016
In the 25 years I have been in this business, I have seen advisors struggle with executing a plan. It doesn’t matter what the plan is (marketing, technology, growth), financial advisors cannot seem to follow through and complete an initiative they started. By no means is it …

Three Reasons Why Outsourcing Money Management Results in Growth

1.03.2017
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Grow Financial Advisory Practice

By: Charlie Latimer, Director of National Recruiting
Published March 1, 2017
Are you looking to grow your financial advisory practice? There are many ways to solve for growth, and one of the less obvious strategies is to outsource money management. In our industry today, investment management has become only one of the myriad services that financial advisors …

Broker-Dealer Dissatisfaction: Stories from the Front Lines of Recruiting

2.08.2017
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By: Charlie Latimer, Director of National Recruiting
Published August 2, 2017
A single occurrence or event may be random. Two gets your attention. Three? Three redirects your energy. This past week I had three conversations that resonated with a common theme: broker-dealers continue to operate under economic stress. As a result, service levels drop off, rash platform …

PAG’s Top 2017 Blogs for Financial Advisors

24.01.2018
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Blog

By: Abby Salameh, Chief Marketing Officer
Published January 24, 2018
Where do you turn when you have a question or need to do some research? Online content presents an easily accessible opportunity for development and growth. Private Advisor Group is dedicated to helping financial advisors in all areas of practice management, from navigating a complex regulatory environment …

Rethinking The Surging US Dollar

12.10.2016
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By: Guy Adami, Director, Advisor Advocacy
Published October 12, 2016
Despite yesterday’s sell off in the S&P 500, we still find ourselves a mere 2% off the all-time high of 2,193.81 made on August 15th. To the casual observer, everything is fine and this is just a very minor blip in what has been a …

Why You Should Start a Financial Advisor Blog

15.03.2017
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By: Abby Salameh, Chief Marketing Officer
Published March 15, 2017
As I consult with many of our independent advisors, they frequently ask me about blogging: What is it? How do I do it? What are the benefits in maintaining blog about financial planning? While there are many tools and resources available to advisors who want to blog, …

Are You One SEC Audit Away from Being Out of Business?

7.08.2017
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SEC audit

By: Kevin Sullivan, Guest Blogger and Director of Compliance
Published August 9, 2017
It seems like everyone wants to be an RIA these days. With the bureaucratic mindset and regulatory overreach at many wirehouses and broker-dealers, I get it. More and more gets piled on to the advisor. Why not break away and go it …

Recap of a Conference Call Featuring Guy Adami and a Senior Economist, Andrew Patterson, from Vanguard

30.01.2018
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By: Guy Adami, Director, Advisor Advocacy
Published January 31, 2018
While 2017 was a banner year, 2018 has also gotten off to a remarkable start. The United States is experiencing trend growth around 2%, and even Europe and Japan posted reasonable strong growth, exceeding expectations. Given some of the driving factors like aging populations, demographic shifts, and …

The Case for Joining an RIA and the Considerations You Need to Make

19.10.2016
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By: Abby Salameh, Chief Marketing Officer and Charlie Latimer, Director of National Recruiting
Published October 19, 2016
The next four blog posts will focus on how and why an advisor should think about moving to an RIA. Or, more specifically, what an advisor should consider when thinking about joining an existing RIA. With all the …

The Risk of Not Taking Risks: A Moment of Pause and Reflection

21.03.2017
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By: Charlie Latimer, Director of National Recruiting
Published March 22, 2017
I was driving in my car recently with plenty of windshield time, contemplating my kids’ future. I was thinking how I could coach them into a trajectory that would lead them to happiness, fulfilment and success. What naturally followed was an exercise of self-reflection, deconstructing the …

Finding the Successor to Your Business. Where Can You Find the Next Generation of Advisor to Take Over Your Practice?

16.08.2017
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By: Abby Salameh, Chief Marketing Officer
Published August 16, 2017
Originally published at WealthManagement.com as a special feature in the Mid-Year Outlook 2017
It comes as no surprise to learn that over 65% of financial advisors have no fully documented succession plan according to a recent study Private Advisor Group conducted. After all, advisors …

A Recap from the 2018 FSI OneVoice Conference

8.02.2018
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By: Abby Salameh, Chief Marketing Officer
Published February 7, 2018
The Destination for Independent Broker-Dealers to Connect, Engage and Advocate for their Advisors
Last week I had the distinct honor and pleasure of attending and participating on a panel at the Financial Services Institute (FSI) OneVoice Conference held at the Gaylord Texan resort. Well attended by over …

The Case for Joining an RIA Part 2

26.10.2016
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By: Abby Salameh, Chief Marketing Officer and Charlie Latimer, Director of National Recruiting
Published October 26, 2016
You have had a great run with your career to this point – and things don’t necessarily have to change –but you know something is knocking at the door: the independent model. Within this model, advisors can either opt to …

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