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

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

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 Boca Raton for our annual …

Why Every Financial Advisor Should Support the Financial Services Institute

Why Every Financial Advisor Should Support the Financial Services Institute

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 our clients. But you don’t …

Advisor Accreditations and Designations – Supercharging Your Value

Advisor Accreditations and Designations – Supercharging Your Value

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 never-ending goal of streamlining operations, reducing …

Giving Back as an Investment: The Benefits of Philanthropy

Giving Back as an Investment: The Benefits of Philanthropy

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 the benefits of philanthropy work, …

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, …

How to Be Prepared for your Branch Exam

How to Be Prepared for your Branch Exam

By: Kevin Sullivan, Guest Blogger and Director of Compliance
Published September 26, 2018
While audits are a reality for every financial advisor, it’s not necessarily the thing you look forward to most. On a recent Office Talk Call, our compliance experts Mike Robbins, Assistant Vice President of Branch Examinations for LPL, and Klaudia Maslo, LPL Registered …

Three Tips When Buying a Financial Advisory Practice

Three Tips When Buying a Financial Advisory Practice

Published September 19, 2018
Are you in the market to grow your financial advisory practice inorganically through acquisitions? You are not alone! In fact, we have been in a seller’s market for some time, where there is a much higher ratio of buyers to sellers chasing a limited supply of deals. Clearly, …

How Financial Advisors Win on Social Media

How Financial Advisors Win on Social Media

Published September 12, 2018
As a financial advisor, you already know that relationships are everything. Without healthy open relationships with your clients, you won’t have much of a business and your financial practice simply won’t grow (hello, referrals). While you may see your clients two, three, or more times per year, what happens the rest of …

What Makes a Five Star Internship Experience

What Makes a Five Star Internship Experience

By: Guest Bloggers, PAG Summer Interns
Published August 22, 2018
While we provide relevant, practical advice for independent financial advisors, much of it has been tested and approved by our own firm. We recently published a blog this year about the benefits of utilizing interns in your advisory practice. This summer, we took our own …

Powerful Best Practices of Elite Investment Advisors

Powerful Best Practices of Elite Investment Advisors

Published August 15, 2018
There are countless studies done about top performing firms or elite investment advisors. The conclusions eventually arrive at the same place—these firms make a conscious effort to do just about everything at a higher level than their peers. While this conclusion may seem obvious or overwhelming, I’d like to focus on three …

Knowing your Clients is the Key to Advisor Success

Knowing your Clients is the Key to Advisor Success

By: Julie Galbraith, Guest Blogger and Compliance Liaison
Published August 8, 2018
Sometimes keeping up with the ever-changing needs of your clients can feel like you are walking on wet sand. Understanding who your clients are, having a deep knowledge of the things that matter to them can be the difference between success and failure as a …

Divergence and Trade Wars: July Market Update

Divergence and Trade Wars: July Market Update

By: Guy Adami, Director, Advisor Advocacy
Published July 25, 2018
In the July market update call with Guy Adami, Dr. Alicia Levine of BNY Mellon Investment Management joined us to provide insightful market commentary. In her position as Head of Global Investment Strategies, she is an expert at synthesizing and translating concepts into actionable strategies and portfolio …

A Fall Preview of Independent Investment Advisor Conferences

A Fall Preview of Independent Investment Advisor Conferences

Published July 18, 2018
The importance of attending the right conferences should not be taken lightly as they provide an invaluable resource for independent investment advisors and the continued growth of your advisory firm. Summer is the perfect time for planning your fall conference calendar. Here’s a preview of a few top conferences to get you …

What can On-Site Training do for your Independent Advisory Firm?

What can On-Site Training do for your Independent Advisory Firm?

By: Karen Hayes, Marketing Associate
Published July 11, 2018
How would additional training for your advisors, administrative, or operations professionals make a difference in your financial firm? What do you wish you just knew more about, or what would you ask if you had a team standing ready to answer all your questions?
This is exactly what our …

Advertising Compliance Do’s and Don’ts for Financial Advisors

Advertising Compliance Do’s and Don’ts for Financial Advisors

By: Julie Galbraith, Guest Blogger and Compliance Liaison
Published June 13, 2018
Every financial advisor understands the importance of compliance for any prospective advertising content, to ensure it is not misleading and meets compliance requirements. We know the process well: you have a great idea for your social media channels or a blog. You spend time carefully …