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As a financial advisor, you’re always thinking about your clients’ future. But what about your future? A recent survey conducted by CLS Investments shows more than 40% of independent advisors expect the sale of their business to account for between a quarter and half of their retirement. This figure stands in contrast to the reality that most advisors are wholly unprepared to pass on their business to a successor. David Grau, President and Founder of FP Transitions, says fewer than one in 10 advisors will sell their practice at the end of their career. It’s why a whopping 99% of independent practices die after one generation. Building an enduring business...

The New Facebook Search Graph: Will It Change How RIAs Think About Social Media?

I get asked all the time about advisors being on social media.  We all know the issues: compliance scares people from taking action, lack of compelling content, who wants to follow their advisor on Facebook…to name a few. I, for the most part, have told advisors to concentrate on...

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What Trust’s ISO Certification Means for Advisors’ Data Security

You probably don’t spend much time thinking about data security, but it’s vitally important to both you and your investors’ peace of mind. Trust Company of America recently achieved the International Standardized Organization (ISO) 27001-Information Security Management Systems (ISMS). ISO is...

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How Liberty’s New Trading Features Make Your Practice More Efficient

Is technology slowing down your business? At the end of February, Trust is launching several new features on the Liberty platform that are designed to make portfolio management simpler than...

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3 Ways Blogs Help Advisors Generate New Leads

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Blogs are an excellent tool for generating new leads when they’re executed well. If...

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