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Advisor businesses are growing, in client numbers and geographical reach. Investors typically find advisors through personal referrals, but also increasingly use online searches and social media to make a connection. One study found 65% of clients research potential advisors through social networks, and 86% use those networks to help in their buying decisions.

Some call it the “consumer revolution,” where clients are becoming collaborators in their financial planning. Fintech and social media train investors to expect efficiency, transparency and accessibility. Rather than a relay of information from advisor to client, limitless information online and booming client-focused tech innovation enables the client to exchange ideas with his or her advisor.

A recent survey by Accenture Research found 88% of advisors believe their clients are more knowledgeable about the investing process and available product solutions than they were five years ago. And...

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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Why Advisors Should Care About User Experience

The industry is forcing advisors to think differently about their business. It’s important to not only think about the service you’re delivering, but also how you’re delivering it. In an online sense, this concept is often termed user experience (UX).

Why should you care about user...

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The Trade-Offs of Adapting Your Website for Mobile Users

By Dave Curry

I’m probably dating myself when I say that I remember the debut of the “Shimmer” parody commercial on Saturday Night Live and that I was old enough at the time to think it was funny. In the...

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The World Needs Another Greek Hero

By Joseph Giulitto

Hesiod wrote a few years ago- A spirit of competition, of “good conflict” that tends to reduce the problems of scarcity. (Hesiod was in favor of the rule of law and the dispensation of justice to provide stability and order within society. He spoke out...

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