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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...

ETF Trading Options that Fit Your Needs

Advisors are using exchange-traded funds (ETFs) more than ever. RIAs’ use of ETFs rose 27% annually over the past five years,...

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Best Practices for Video Marketing

With more than 300,000 financial advisors in the US, independent advisors are increasingly challenged to differentiate themselves from the crowd.  

Video, produced professionally and executed with the care that you put into serving clients, provides a dynamic platform for engaging...

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Understanding IRA Beneficiary Options

The death of a spouse or loved one is a stressful event. In fact, according to the Holmes and Rahe Stress Scale developed by psychiatrists Thomas Holmes and Richard Rahe, the death of a spouse is the most stressful event a...

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2013 Ends on a Record Note

When our advisors succeed, we succeed. That’s what happened in 2013, as assets under custody at Trust Company of America grew to a record $13.2 billion on an increase in new client arrangements and rapid growth of current RIA clients.
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