January 2015

Making It Pay

by Eric Rasmussen

Investment managers Bahl & Gaynor in Cincinnati have built up $12 billion in assets with a dividend approach for patient investors.

Can Internal Succession Succeed?

by Philip Palaveev

The deal should be fair to both generations, and all need to be committed and capable.

Encore Nation

by Mitch Anthony

People over 60 are combining their passions and experience for social good.

Building A Strategic Plan

by David Lawrence

Every advisory firm should have one that is periodically revised.

Using HNW Psychographics

by Russ Alan Prince & Brett Van Bortel

Asking clients four questions and analyzing their answers will help you succeed.

Threat Vs. Opportunity

by Joel Bruckenstein

Robo-advisors have the potential to shake up the status quo, most likely for the better.

Grinding Growth

by William L. Haacker

A group of experts believe the U.S. economy will continue growing for a seventh straight year, albeit slowly.

Why Dividends Still Matter In 2015

by Marla Brill

With more measured performance likely for this year, dividends will make up a greater proportion of overall stock returns, this manager says.

Gateway To College Aid

by Jerilyn Klein Bier

Don’t underestimate the power of the Fafsa for families across the income spectrum.

Income Quest

by Ben Mattlin

Annuities provide many accumulation and distribution options—at a cost.

Will Financial Advisors Become Obsolete?

by Clara Shih

Why you should fear Wealthfront and get your act together.

Advisor Emporium

Fidelity Institutional And LearnVest Collaborate

by FA Staff

Boston-based Fidelity Institutional, the division of Fidelity Investments that provides clearing, custody and investment management products to advisors, has announced a new collaboration with...

Frontline News

RIAs In The Automated Investing 1.0 Era

by Jeff Schlegel

A Celent report posits that the shift toward technology-driven investing has undercut the role of the advisor and exposed inherent weaknesses in the high-cost model of brokerage houses and RIAs.

High Water Women Making An Impact


A nonprofit group of women from the hedge fund and investment communities connect business professionals with high-touch volunteer opportunities.

Advisors As Guardians

by Juliette Fairley

More financial advisors are inquiring about their rights in probate court because some elderly clients are grappling with potential management of their assets by court-appointed guardians.

Brokerage Industry Girds For Battle Against CARDS

by Dan Jamieson

The brokerage industry is digging in its heels to ward off Finra’s controversial Comprehensive Automated Risk Data System proposal, known as CARDS.

Many Advisors Are Excited About New Year

by FA Staff

Advisors feel the market will continue to be good and their firms will grow, a SEI survey says.

Affluent Baby Boomers Scared Of Health-Care Costs

by FA Staff

Even affluent baby boomers are ‘terrified’ about health-care costs in retirement, according to a recent Nationwide Retirement Institute survey.

Is Google Gunning For Custodians And Robos Alike?

by FA Staff

A former SEC commissioner poses the question of “what if” Google decided to become a custodian.

Letters to the Editor

The Game Changes Again

by Evan Simonoff

Should the collapse in the price of oil have been as big a shocker to the financial markets as it turned out to be?