#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 certification requirements reflect current professional practices, and to establish the voluntary Certified Private Wealth Advisor® (CPWA®) certification as the premier standard for advanced wealth management practitioners.

The study requires both a survey of advisors and consultants followed by focus groups with subject matter experts to thoroughly examine the advanced competencies needed to provide the highest level of wealth management advice. The survey asked participants to rate the...

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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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New Client Research Uncovers Drivers of Engagement, Satisfaction, and Willingness to Refer

Posted by Communications Staff on Jun 21, 2019 3:44:11 PM

Investments & Wealth Institute has released new research findings in its 2019 High-Net-Worth Investor Study. The research explores how advisors can stand out in a crowded market, where high levels of client satisfaction and loyalty are not enough to set them apart. The study also examines how articulating the value of advanced credentials can provide meaningful differentiation among discerning high-net-worth (HNW) investors.

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Investments & Wealth Institute Awards Recognize Outstanding Achievements

Posted by Communications Staff on Jun 11, 2019 1:26:09 PM

The Investments & Wealth Institute presented five prestigious awards at its 2019 Annual Conference Experience in Las Vegas on May 7, 2019.

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Topics: Insider, investments, wealth

#ICYMI Recap of ACE 2019 - Las Vegas

Posted by Communications Staff on Jun 4, 2019 7:00:00 AM

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. From the Women in Wealth luncheon and the International Breakfast to the Next-Gen Reception and general sessions there was palpable excitement in the air.

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