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Consider this: over the next 30 years, $30 trillion is expected to be passed down from baby boomer parents to their Generation X (1965-1980) and Generation Y/millennial (1981-2000) children.[1] And 66% of those children do not retain their parents’ financial advisors after they receive an inheritance.[2] As a result, many advisors are seeing their asset base – as well as the value of their business – shrink amid this generational wealth transfer.

According to a recent survey by InvestmentNews, advisor respondents said that lack of a relationship with clients’ children was the biggest obstacle to retaining assets passed to heirs.[3] Clearly, the writing is on the wall: to ensure the long-term health of their business, advisors must find ways to connect with their clients’ children and become...

How to Build Your Brand

In an earlier blog post, in an effort to help RIAs define their brand, we asked advisors to consider why they do what they do. The answer to that question makes up the innermost circle of Simon Sinek’s...

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TCA Adds Powerful Sales Performance Analytics and Client Acquisition Tools to Liberty

Earlier this week, Trust Company of America unveiled a new suite of features in Liberty, our industry-leading technology platform for RIAs.

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2014 Focus on the Future: Janus Labs Brings Art of WOW to Focus Conference

The Art of WOW starts now.

That was the leading message of Janus Labs Executive Director John Evans, who brought a bundle of energy and some...

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Building a Meaningful Brand as an RIA

All businesses—from iconic, international corporations like Apple, to local mom-and-pop shops—strive to build a brand for themselves. They want to stand out from their competitors; they want to be unique. But what makes a meaningful brand? We sought to help RIAs answer this question...

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