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Markets are roiling and stocks are off to their worst start to a New Year in history. With oil prices plunging and the Chinese stock market causing a global sell-off, clients may become increasingly agitated as they see their investment performance declining.

Concerned investors can easily lose track of the importance of maintaining a long-term outlook. We all know the damage a hasty response can wreak on an investment plan. The challenge for advisors is to keep anxious clients focused on their long-term goals while guiding them through the turbulent periods.

As an advisor, these challenging times can present unique opportunities. Now more than ever, clients will listen to you and heed your advice for diversification and prudent planning. Such times can provide you with the opportunity to help clients understand that market corrections, while unpleasant, are a natural and inevitable part of the market cycle.

And market downturns like the one we are currently...

How to Comply with RIA Regulations

The regulatory environment for RIAs is in a state of constant evolution. RIAs are still trying to navigate the new rules set forth by Dodd-Frank, such as the so-called “red flag” rule, aimed at reducing the risk of identity theft, and there is increasing pressure for the SEC to adopt...

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The Do’s and Don’ts of Hiring

Your business is only as good as its people. Unfortunately, every business inevitably makes regrettable hires or will in the future. In fact, 90% of participants in a recent Trust Company of America Genius Session on the do’s and don’ts...

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Conversion Made Easy: Switching to a New Custodian

Casey Hunt dreamed of having a one-stop shop for back-office solutions, data reconciliation, reporting and Customer Relationship Management (CRM). For years, he had multiple in-house employees manage those functions. He later outsourced to another company, but...

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With TCA, You Have Choices for Executing ETF Trades

Trust Company of America believes in giving its clients the freedom to choose and build their business the way they want to. That’s why TCA currently offers clients five different options for executing ETF trades and plans to add four more execution sources in the near future. Neil Buckley...

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