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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...

The Top Four Ways Model Portfolio Platforms Create Simplicity and Growth

Advisors looking to grow often find they are confronted with a dilemma: the larger their firm becomes, the more likely the strong investment performance that drives growth will falter without additional staff and resources.

Model portfolio platforms can be a great solution for advisors...

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5 Social Media Policy Tips for Financial Advisors

Originally posted by Financial Social Media.

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How to Live Up to Your Full Business Potential

Every business has its challenges. For RIAs, those challenges may be developing marketing plans, managing revenue margins, or even something as seemingly simple as scheduling regular client meetings.

Whatever your firm’s challenges may be, overcoming them requires an awareness of what...

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How to Dodge the Top 4 Social Media Obstacles Facing Financial Advisers

Originally posted by Financial Social Media.

By Amy McIlwain

As social media becomes an...

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