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A recent column in Financial Advisor touched on a misconception that is pervasive in the financial advisory industry: the tendency “to equate assets under management with the quality of a firm.”

Most firms highlight AUM as a point of pride, and as the author points out, industry rankings of the top firms are little more than rankings of the largest firms by assets under management.

In truth, the quality of an RIA—or a custodian, for that matter—is much more than AUM. Clients value service above all else. While AUM is perhaps an indication of success to date, how much money a firm manages—particularly a relatively new firm—is not necessarily a good barometer of the breadth of its expertise or the quality of service it delivers to clients. Clients don...

Is It Time to Update Your Browser?

As you may or may not know, we recently launched a new website. A challenging aspect of website design today is the amount of different web browsers available as well as all the versions offered by each browser. Making sure the site works across all of these browsers is a big factor...

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Be prepared for questions about excess contributions and recharacterizations

The deadline is coming!

October 15th is the deadline to take care of excess contributions to IRAs and to recharacterize current year IRA contributions. Clients are often confused with both processes and require help. By knowing the IRS rules, you can provide that help.

Excess...

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RIA Roadshow: Coming to a City Near You

Registered Investment Advisors (RIAs) face an array of challenges in today’s highly competitive marketplace—not just to deliver returns, but also to win and retain clients, keep up to date with new regulations and make sense of complicated investment opportunities.

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Is your firm ready for a CRM solution?

Are you struggling to grow your firm? Losing current clients? Are prospective clients choosing to go with another firm? Is onboarding new clients or keeping up regular communication with your clients a chore?

If you answered “yes” to any of these...

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