Don’t Let Time Be Your Enemy – Take a Moment and Let These Questions Drive Your Business

Peter McGratty CFA, VP Business Development, Pinnacle Advisor Solutions

Time passes quickly. Indeed, it seems to pass faster every year. Think back. What goals did you have in mind when you launched your practice five, ten, fifteen or even twenty years ago? Some of you will have succeeded beyond expectations. Others will wonder where the years went and will be disappointed with their progress...Read More »

Technology to boost customer service and lift AUM? It exists.

By Sheryl Rowling, CEO, Total Rebalance Expert on Tuesday, December 10th, 2013

Sheryl Rowling, CEO, Total Rebalance Expert

If I told you that an affordable technology could help you provide better service to your clients and increase your assets under management effortlessly, would you be interested? There is such a product, yet most advisers are not utilizing it. I'm referring to ByAllAccounts...Read More »

6 Reasons Why Advisors Should Take Advantage of Webinars

By Sara Ruthnum, AdvisorWebsites.com on Friday, December 6th, 2013

Sara Ruthnum, AdvisorWebsites.com

Have you ever attended a webinar – a web seminar? It’s a great place to learn new and helpful information about the financial industry, but have you ever considered hosting one yourself? Webinars are a fantastic way to reach new audiences, generate leads and promote your brand...Read More »

Turn “Left Behind” 401(k) Accounts Into IRAs That Increase Your AUM

By James Carney, CEO, ByAllAccounts on Monday, December 2nd, 2013

James Carney, CEO, ByAllAccounts

The data is readily available. And there’s a new way to use it to capture millions of investment dollars and increase your firm’s AUM. It’s really very simple: Right now, when many people change jobs, they often do not roll over the funds from their previous employers’ 401(k) into a new IRA. Instead, the money just sits there in the old 401(k)...Read More »

Take Your Business to the Next Level with Referrals

By Rosemary Smyth, MBA, ACC, Author on Tuesday, November 26th, 2013

Rosemary Smyth, MBA, ACC, Author

As consumers, we have so much choice in the marketplace and marketing efforts don’t always effectively convince us to buy. The one type of “marketing” that holds the most sway over any decision we make is the enthusiastic referral of someone we know. The same is true for financial advisors: Prospective clients have a lot of choices but a referral from one of your clients can help to convince the prospect to get in touch with you...Read More »

A Divided Mind – Should The Markets Drive Your Value as an Advisor?

Jonathan Bentley, Executive Vice President, InvestCloud

Wealth managers commonly position themselves as having high service standards. According to current research, that claim may be more aspirational than actually true. What the research reveals is that despite claims of maintaining the highest standards of personal service, over half of wealth managers believe that the industry’s service quality trails far behind other HNW service providers...Read More »

3 Ways Account Aggregation Can Help Your Practice in 2014

By Cynthia Stephens, VP of Marketing, ByAllAccounts on Thursday, November 21st, 2013

Cynthia Stephens, VP of Marketing, ByAllAccounts

In the past few years many RIAs have come to realize that clients with retirement accounts not currently being administered by one of their custodians represent a sales opportunity. By integrating these outside assets into rebalancing software they can better service clients and increase revenue if they choose to bill on those assets...Read More »

Surviving an SEC Audit

By Sheryl Rowling, CEO, Total Rebalance Expert on Tuesday, November 19th, 2013

Sheryl Rowling, CEO, Total Rebalance Expert

This Wednesday, November 20th, at 2 pm Eastern, I will be presenting a webinar “Surviving an SEC Audit: Tales from a Very Recent Experience.” In this webinar, I will discuss SEC audit basics, what to do before the visit, preparing for the SEC exam, and more...Read More »

Skyrocket Your Business with a Board of Mentors

By Rosemary Smyth, MBA, ACC, Author on Friday, November 15th, 2013

Rosemary Smyth, MBA, ACC, Author

Starting out as a financial advisor promises a steep learning curve as you try to learn about how to provide valuable advice while at the same time ramping up your business with relentless prospecting. Fortunately, you don’t have to start out “cold” and you can avoid many of the mistakes of the financial advisors who have gone before you...Read More »

3 Ways to Make Your Investment Writing More Effective

By Cynthia Stephens, VP of Marketing, ByAllAccounts on Wednesday, November 13th, 2013

Cynthia Stephens, VP of Marketing, ByAllAccounts

If you write your firm’s market commentary, client newsletter or individual client performance reports then you realize how hard it can be to engage your readers. Below are three tips from writer-editor Susan Weiner to help you increase the impact of your writing on clients and prospects...Read More »