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Lessons from Ed Slott at the 2018 PAG Annual Conference

Lessons from Ed Slott at the 2018 PAG Annual Conference

By: Abby Salameh, Chief Marketing Officer
Published May 9, 2018
At our 2018 Annual Conference just a few weeks ago, we had the incredible opportunity to hear from financial expert Ed Slott, named the “best source for IRA advice” by The Wall Street Journal. His entertaining delivery and gift of humor had us chuckling and …

ESG Investing Makes a Difference: April Market Update

ESG Investing Makes a Difference: April Market Update

By: Abby Salameh, Chief Marketing Officer
Published May 2, 2018
Today’s advisors are repeatedly fielding questions regarding ESG (Environmental, Social, Governance) investing, even beyond millennial investors. The term “ESG investing” has a fluid definition among advisors and clients, ranging from socially responsible investing to simply screening and excluding investment opportunities for moral or ethical reasons. In our …

How Leveraging Interns can Benefit your Advisory Practice

How Leveraging Interns can Benefit your Advisory Practice

By: Abby Salameh, Chief Marketing Officer
Published April 25, 2018
Think about your day-to-day life. Do you keep a frantic pace trying to accomplish all of the duties on your to-do list? Wouldn’t it be great if you had another pair of hands? A “right-hand man”? An assistant? From large firms to small, we all have days …

Five Must-Read Books for Savvy Financial Advisors

Five Must-Read Books for Savvy Financial Advisors

By: Abby Salameh, Chief Marketing Officer
Published April 18, 2018
Now that tax day is over, many advisors can breathe a sigh of relief for another 12 months. While it still does not feel like spring in the northeast, we know the warmer weather is on its way. That, in turn, means the lazy days of …

An Opportunity to Learn from Top Advisors at the Barron’s 2018 Advisor Summit

An Opportunity to Learn from Top Advisors at the Barron’s 2018 Advisor Summit

By: Abby Salameh, Chief Marketing Officer
Published April 4, 2018
Words like “invitation only” and “exclusive” make us wake up and pay attention. That means there is something special and set apart about a group we can all learn from because they’re the best. That’s exactly what was going through my mind as I attended the Barron’s …

The Easy Secret to Local SEO every Financial Advisor Needs

The Easy Secret to Local SEO every Financial Advisor Needs

By: Abby Salameh, Chief Marketing Officer
Published March 28, 2018
Every advisor knows all he or she could be doing for their online presence. You have no doubt heard that Search Engine Optimization (SEO), social media, email marketing, videos, and content marketing can be powerful tools to differentiate your firm, generate leads, and stay relevant. …

Perspectives on a Post Broker Protocol World as Wirehouses Bail

Perspectives on a Post Broker Protocol World as Wirehouses Bail

By: Charlie Latimer, Director of National Recruiting
Published March 21, 2018
Up until five months ago, wirehouse financial advisors enjoyed a period spanning fourteen years under the “cease fire” protection of the Broker Protocol where they could transition their practices to virtually every other channel, including other wirehouses, independent broker-dealers, RIAs and RIA roll-up firms, …

Who Will Win Millennial Investors

Who Will Win Millennial Investors

By: Abby Salameh, Chief Marketing Officer
Published February 28, 2018
Millennials are not exactly the target investor financial firms desire; they don’t seem to fit the profile of wealth. The word “Millennial” is nearly synonymous with student debt and lower incomes. Born between 1980 and the year 2000, this generation has faced higher unemployment rates and consequently …

2018 OCIE National Exam Priorities: Take the SEC at Their Word

2018 OCIE National Exam Priorities: Take the SEC at Their Word

By: Kevin Sullivan, Guest Blogger and Director of Compliance
Published February 21, 2018
It always strikes me as odd how many will be quick to discredit information coming from the SEC’s Office of Compliance Inspections and Examination (OCIE). Usually, the responses range from the doubting Thomas’ to the indifferent and apathetic.
My physics professor was fond of the …

Growth of a Hybrid Registered Investment Advisor

Growth of a Hybrid Registered Investment Advisor

By: Abby Salameh, Chief Marketing Officer
Published February 14, 2018
I can recall the days 10 years ago when there was much noise about the hybrid advisor being a stepping stone for an independent advisor on his or her path to complete independence (i.e.: dropping FINRA licenses and doing fee-only business). Simultaneously, insurance firms were launching broker-dealers …

A Recap from the 2018 FSI OneVoice Conference

A Recap from the 2018 FSI OneVoice Conference

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 …

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

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

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 …

PAG’s Top 2017 Blogs for Financial Advisors

PAG’s Top 2017 Blogs for Financial Advisors

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 …

An Introduction to Bitcoin for Financial Advisors

An Introduction to Bitcoin for Financial Advisors

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 …

Growth of The Advisor Practice

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 …