July 2018

2018 RIA Survey & Ranking: Standing Still Is Not An Option


RIAs are being forced to keep up with an industry whose clients and technologies are rapidly evolving.

AUM And The Valuation Paradox


Asset-based pricing doesn’t guarantee higher valuation, but it’s still clean and simple.

Financial Engines + Edelman = LOVE


This could be a platform that can compete with Fidelity, Schwab and Vanguard.

The Perennial Bloom


The life-centered advisor builds ongoing relationships with clients.

Running Leaner And Meaner With Tech


Technology is allowing planning firms to grow assets and shrink staffs.

Cultivating Ultra-Affluent Investors

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You need to know the difference between investment management and wealth management.

Personal Continuity Planning For Retiring Business Leaders


High-powered executives can find the transition to retirement very challenging.

Pursuing Dividends In A New Era


Advisors are tweaking dividend-paying strategies as interest rates climb.

The Art Of High Conviction Investing


This manager has carefully chosen 40 stocks that he thinks have ample room to run.

Here Come New No-Load Insurance Policies


Are these relative-newcomer insurance products truly game changers?

How To Achieve Everything You Desire And Aspire To


If you want to grow, you must be able to question reality and be self-aware.

Advisor Emporium

Complect: Taking The Complexity Out Of Compliance


Complect is a regulatory technology start-up with hopes to match financial advisors with compliance experts.

Editor's Note

RIAs Keep Winning


Merger conversations are on the rise, but for many firms it is still more talk than action.

Frontline News

FAs Using AI


Artificial intelligence is here to stay in the wealth management industry.

Is The Philanthropic Slowdown The New Normal?


Lower first-quarter charitable giving leads to questions about the longer-term impact of the new tax laws.

The Art (And Wine) Of Non-Correlated Assets


Arete Wealth provides art and wine experts to help its clients diversify their portfolios.

Medicare Is Removing Social Security Numbers From New Cards


Advisors can help alert clients to scams involving the theft of the numbers from the current cards.