Licensure vs. Certification

Recently, The Wall Street Journal criticized the Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards (CFP Board) regarding the integrity of their search directory for CFP® professionals that resulted in a lot of commentary and confusion. As a certifying body like the CFP® Board, the Investments & Wealth Institute would like to clarify some misconceptions brought to light by the article.

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Topics: financial advisors

Women in Wealth Luncheon - ACE 2019

Posted by Communications Staff on Aug 6, 2019 3:28:05 PM

This past May more than 1,500 advisors from across the nation gathered in Las Vegas for the Institute’s 2019 Annual Conference Experience. The conference was packed with investment and wealth management thought leaders and numerous industry experts and innovators. New this year to ACE was the Women in Wealth luncheon, which included a panel discussion led by Kelly Walsh, CIMA®, RCC® National Director, Advisor Coaching and Director, Wealth Management Advisory Services, Coast Capital Wealth...

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Topics: financial advisors

Advisor Price Pressure—Work Smarter, not Harder

Meet—and exceed—client expectations by utilizing a variety of tools and strategies to add value, rather than just working harder.

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Topics: investments, economics, wealth

#DYK? The Certified Private Wealth Advisor (CPWA) Certification Exam is Changing - What you need to know

Posted by Communications Staff on Jul 9, 2019 9:03:00 AM

CPWA Certification Exam changes reflect an evolving profession and the advanced knowledge and skills required by practitioners to deliver prudent, ethical wealth management to HNW clients.

This past spring the Investments & Wealth Institute (Institute) conducted a job task analysis on what wealth advisors need to know in order to provide the most relevant and valuable services to high net worth clients. The Institute regularly conducts a job task analysis to ensure that initial and ongoing...

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Topics: investments, wealth

Regulation Best Interest - Executive Summary

Posted by Communications Staff on Jul 2, 2019 2:50:52 PM

Recently, the SEC recently released a series of new rules including the Regulation Best Interest rule (Reg BI) that is currently scheduled to go into effect in 2020. The entire rules and guidance package approved June 5 by the SEC comes out to nearly 1,400 pages.  The Institute has distilled the voluminous package for your benefit into the six-page executive summary linked below. The Institute's Exceptional Advisor Podcast also published a special edition episode on Regulation BI. Theses two...

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Topics: financialpodcast

Investments & Wealth Institute Announces New Behavioral Finance Conference

Posted by Communications Staff on Jun 25, 2019 9:44:00 AM

The first Annual Behavioral Advisor Forum will be held September 23-24, 2019 at The Palace Hotel in San Francisco, CA.

The Investments & Wealth Institute® will offer a new two-day, multi-track conference that will gather the leading authorities in behavioral economics, neuroscience, human decision-making, and communication. Behavioral Advisor Forum will include discussions, presentations, interactive workshops, Q&A, and networking opportunities, all with the goal of providing elite access to...
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