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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 …

Are We Witnessing the End of the Broker Protocol?

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 …

PAG Elite Retreat: Top Financial Advisors Gather in Nashville

PAG Elite Retreat: Top Financial Advisors Gather in Nashville

By: Abby Salameh, Chief Marketing Officer
Published November 22, 2017
Howdy y’all! One of the things I enjoy the most about my role at Private Advisor Group is facilitating opportunities for our advisors to become even better at what they do by fostering a sense of community. One way that Private Advisor group does this is through …

Five Steps to Protect your Advisory Business from a Cyber Attack

Five Steps to Protect your Advisory Business from a Cyber Attack

By: Charlie Latimer, Director of National Recruiting
Published November 15, 2017
The financial industry could be the most vulnerable sector to cyber attacks, with troves of personal information and financial information tied to trillions of dollars in wealth. Each day another high profile cyber attack seems to take place somewhere in the world. Recent examples of massive …

Advisor Collaboration: The Financial Times Top Advisors Forum 2017

Advisor Collaboration: The Financial Times Top Advisors Forum 2017

By: Abby Salameh, Chief Marketing Officer
Published November 8, 2017
Perhaps the most valuable time spent away from the office is when we have the opportunity to learn and collaborate with others. Attending the Financial Times Top Advisors Forum in New York last month was just such an occasion. As an attendee this year I …

October 2017 Financial Market Update from Guy Adami

October 2017 Financial Market Update from Guy Adami

By: Guy Adami, Director, Advisor Advocacy
Published October 25, 2017
We are right smack dab in the middle of what has been an impressive earnings season. Although strong EPS has been a constant for quite some time, we are finally starting to see the commensurate revenue growth that has been noticeably absent. Without question, that is a …

Five Trends That Will Shape the Financial Advisory Industry in 2018 and Beyond

Five Trends That Will Shape the Financial Advisory Industry in 2018 and Beyond

By: Charlie Latimer, Director of National Recruiting
Published October 18, 2017
It’s interesting to sit back from time to time and ponder the forces shaping our industry. From my perspective, I can’t help but feel like there’s a tug of war in our midst, a battle of interests pushing and pulling on each other and inevitably drawing …

Think Like a Business Owner: Five Best Practices to Find Success as an Independent Financial Advisor

Think Like a Business Owner: Five Best Practices to Find Success as an Independent Financial Advisor

By: Abby Salameh, Chief Marketing Officer
Published October 11, 2017
There are a lot of intangibles when you’re a business owner, and being an independent financial advisor means you are a business owner. Owning a business can be a daunting task, especially if you are coming from a full-service firm where you were accustomed to having things …