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Studies show two-thirds of advisors have no succession plan, but crafting one is key to ensuring peace of mind for clients and employees.
A PR plan is essential for growth, but a new study found only 32 percent of advisors have a position dedicated to marketing.
CNBC Digital Financial Advisors Council member Tim Maurer shares 10 tips advisors can use to differentiate themselves from the competition.
The growth of robo-advisors has forced traditional advisor firms to strategize and rethink the services and value they provide to clients.
A look at the many ways financial advisors are incorporating insurance expertise into the services they offer clientele.
Automated, algorithm-based robo-advisor portfolio managers are gaining a foothold with some traditional financial advisory firms.
As more baby boomers age, some financial advisors are starting to specialize in doling out advice on maximizing Social Security benefits.
From automated reporting systems to videoconferences, technology is changing how independent RIAs are serving their clients.
More financial advisors are attracting and building client relationships by tapping into emotional, social and other non-fiscal needs.
As part of its consumer protection mission, the SEC has implemented examinations that all SEC-registered investment advisors must undergo.
As robo-advisors capture more market share, traditional advisory firms are considering adopting some automated services to protect their assets.
A unique breed of financial advisors is growing in numbers as investors demand access to a broad array of investment and advice options.
One important variable in crafting a financial plan is the state of the client's health—and his or her attitude toward taking care of it.
Advisors can use social media to boost their client base but deploying it successfully means repurposing unique content—relentlessly.
Investors need to ask advisors about their succession plan and how it impacts them in the event of unforeseen circumstances.
Savvy financial advisory firms can become more successful by hiring and retaining the next generation of planners.
Financial advisors stress that now is the time for investors to get serious about year-end financial planning checkup.
The Edge explores the limitless potential of innovation.
A fixed-income strategy is key for investors who are retired or are approaching retirement. This special report details the range of tools and strategies used to manage a fixed income portfolio.
The new federal tax law ends deductions on some advisory fees, including those based on the value of assets under management. But the IRS has held that qualified retirement accounts can pay their own expenses.
The fall months are typically weak for muni bonds, and although this year has generally bucked seasonal trends, it looks that way again this year.
The future of financial planning will be radically different, thanks to new technology. Here's how firms large and small are already starting to test the waters with this technology.