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Tips for Setting (and Achieving) Goals for Your Advisory Business in 2019

Tips for Setting (and Achieving) Goals for Your Advisory Business in 2019

By: Abby Salameh, Chief Marketing Officer
Published February 6, 2019
A few weeks ago, we discussed the importance of assessing your current business situation to determine where you can improve. We uncovered the positive outcome of looking at the previous year and identifying what worked well for your firm, and more importantly, what did not …

Volatility and the Dovish Fed: Market Update January 2019

Volatility and the Dovish Fed: Market Update January 2019

By: Guy Adami, Director, Advisor Advocacy
Published January 30, 2019
In this month’s Market Update Call, Guy Adami was joined by three guest panelists to discuss the outlook for this year including the recent volatility in the markets, the apparent dovish shift of the Fed, and what investors should be prepared for in the coming months. The …

The Financial Advisor’s Guide to a Meaningful Business Review

The Financial Advisor’s Guide to a Meaningful Business Review

By: Abby Salameh, Chief Marketing Officer
Published January 16, 2019
In continuing on the momentum of last week’s blog about creating your strategic vision, the next step in creating an achievable and actionable business plan is assessing your current situation. Take a hard look at what you achieved in 2018 and determine what worked and …

Building Your Strategic Vision as an Independent Financial Advisor

Building Your Strategic Vision as an Independent Financial Advisor

By: Abby Salameh, Chief Marketing Officer
Published January 9, 2019
Last week, we addressed the importance of creating a business plan. As a recap, it is important that the business plan be a living, breathing document; one that changes and is consistently being reviewed. As a reminder, the first step to creating a successful business …

Five Things You Must Include in the Best Business Plan for Your Independent Advisory Practice

Five Things You Must Include in the Best Business Plan for Your Independent Advisory Practice

By: Abby Salameh, Chief Marketing Officer
Published January 2, 2019
With the festivities of the holidays behind us, it’s time to start anew. For many independent advisors, that means thinking about their goals for their practice in the new year. But, for the most successful independent advisors, it means creating a business plan that will quantify their …

Affiliating with an Independent Broker Dealer: Evaluating Your Options – Part 2

Affiliating with an Independent Broker Dealer: Evaluating Your Options – Part 2

By: Charlie Latimer, Director of National Recruiting
Published December 19, 2018
Continuing on the theme from part one of our blog series, I previously described the three options advisors have when affiliating with an Independent Broker Dealer (IBD), including starting an RIA (most difficult), affiliating with the IBD’s Corporate RIA (where the advisor can choose …

Affiliating with an Independent Broker Dealer: Evaluating Your Options – Part 1

Affiliating with an Independent Broker Dealer: Evaluating Your Options – Part 1

By: Charlie Latimer, Director of National Recruiting
Published December 12, 2018
Advisors going independent have various options to consider when affiliating with an independent broker-dealer (IBD). One option is to start their own RIA, where the IBD serves as both custodian (for advisory business) and broker-dealer (for brokerage business). This is typically referred to as a “hybrid” …

Year-End Planning for Advisors: Practice Clean Up

Year-End Planning for Advisors: Practice Clean Up

By: Julie Galbraith, Guest Blogger and Compliance Liaison
Published December 5, 2018
As the compliance liaison for PAG, one of the main questions I get from advisors at this time of year is “Do you have a checklist of what I am supposed to be doing right now?” The end of the year, in my …

Post-Midterm Election Market Update with Guy Adami and Mona Mahajan

Post-Midterm Election Market Update with Guy Adami and Mona Mahajan

By: Guy Adami, Director, Advisor Advocacy
Published November 28, 2018
It’s just a few short weeks after the midterm elections. What do the outcomes mean for the economy? Democrats were able to flip 29 seats in the house, and Republicans expanded their control of the Senate resulting in a split Congress. Joined today by Mona …

Independent Investment Advisor Conferences: Part 2—What to Attend this Winter

Independent Investment Advisor Conferences: Part 2—What to Attend this Winter

By: Abby Salameh, Chief Marketing Officer
Published November 14, 2018
As a continuation to A Fall Preview of Independent Investment Advisor Conferences, the year finishes with events on each coast the first week in December and then moves into the New Year with events focused on technology, investment management, and compliance.
The MarketCounsel …

PAG 2018 Elite Retreat: Support, Advice, and Networking for Top Advisors

PAG 2018 Elite Retreat: Support, Advice, and Networking for Top Advisors

By: Abby Salameh, Chief Marketing Officer
Published November 7, 2018
When the temperature starts to drop, what do you do? Well, we packed our bags and headed down to sunny Florida with 70 top PAG advisors for an incredible time of growth and networking. Just a week ago our selected top advisors and strategic partners gathered in …

Why Every Financial Advisor Should Support the Financial Services Institute

Why Every Financial Advisor Should Support the Financial Services Institute

By: Abby Salameh, Chief Marketing Officer
Published October 31, 2018
Do you ever feel like you’re one small individual without any control over the legislation and regulations coming down the line from Washington?
You’re not alone in your concern regarding the impact decisions made in Washington can have on our industry, our businesses, and the welfare of …

Advisor Accreditations and Designations – Supercharging Your Value

Advisor Accreditations and Designations – Supercharging Your Value

By: Charlie Latimer, Director of National Recruiting
Published October 24, 2018
Financial advisors in growth mode make ongoing investments in all aspects of their practices, including technology, process automation, human capital, and marketing. It could be said that the efforts advisors make in improving their practices is more of a journey than a destination and that the …

Giving Back as an Investment: The Benefits of Philanthropy

Giving Back as an Investment: The Benefits of Philanthropy

By: Abby Salameh, Chief Marketing Officer
Published October 10, 2018
As financial advisors, we know how important charitable giving is as part of a holistic financial plan. Yet as a business owner, giving back can often feel counterintuitive; your primary concern is building your bottom line, not taking away from it. We’re here today to point out …

September Market Update Call with Guy Adami and Doug Peebles

September Market Update Call with Guy Adami and Doug Peebles

By: Guy Adami, Director, Advisor Advocacy
Published October 3, 2018
Rising interest rates. Trade tensions and tariffs. The yield curve flattening at a seemingly alarming rate. What can we glean from looking at historical performance as we move forward? Guy Adami, joined by Doug Peebles, Partner and Chief Investment Officer of Fixed Income at AllianceBernstein, …