The State of the Financial Services Industry

Posted by Tony Davidow, CIMA on Jul 27, 2021 2:15:00 PM
The financial services industry is at a key inflection point, with a number of trends shaping the future of advice, including fee compression, the rise of passive investing, disruptive technology, the need for advanced education, and the lack of practice diversity. These changes have led to a transformation in how advisors serve their clients' needs and their value proposition.
  Over the last several years, we have begun to see a bifurcation of advisory models, with smaller investors being pushed towards some form of robo-offering, and high-net-worth investors being served by wealth advisors. To address the needs of HNW investors, many advisors have needed to improve their investment acumen and expand their team’s capabilities.

Practice Evolution

Financial advisors serving HNW investors are often called “wealth advisors”—a term that better reflects the work they do for their clients - but which also meant that advisors need to reinvent themselves and provide new...
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Diversity & Inclusion Week: We See Light at The End of the Pandemic Tunnel - How Black, Indigenous, & People of Color (BIPOC) Can Get Back On Track Financially Following the Pandemic

Posted by Gale A. Britton, Managing Partner, GBDI, LLC. on Jun 8, 2021 9:04:26 AM

As we begin emerging from the darkness of COVID-19, we’re starting to see the light at the end of the pandemic tunnel. So let’s take a few moments to review its impact on Black, Indigenous, & People of Color (BIPOC).

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Exceptional Advisor Week - Profiles in Providing Meaningful Guidance: From Baseball Fields to Financial Advice

The Exceptional Advisor™ initiative helps advisors differentiate themselves from other professionals in a global and highly competitive marketplace. By concentrating on areas identified through research as key attributes valued by clients, advisors can better demonstrate the advanced knowledge they have earned through their certifications. The knowledge and skills developed during the certification process allow advisors to stand out and provide exceptional service across a wide range of...

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Who Certifies the Certifier? Making a case for accreditation

2020 served as a new Renaissance for learning & development. But like all periods of great expansion, there are opportunists whose efforts degrade the field, rather than improve it.

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Legislative Intelligence: Regulatory Outlook for Wealth Managers - Modifying Trump Rules Is Primary Focus of Biden Administration

Posted by Duane Thompson, AIFA®, President, Potomac Strategies, LLC on Apr 13, 2021 12:15:00 PM

This column was originally published for the Institute's Legislative Intelligence quarterly column.

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In Celebration of International Women's Day, March 8, 2021: Women in Wealth Profile – Dorothy E. Bossung

The Institute’s Devon Coquillard, Communications Manager, sits down with Dorothy Bossung, CFP®, CIMA®, CPWA®, RMA® to discuss Dorothy’s success within a male-dominated industry and how to light a path for others.

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