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Women are a growing economic force in the world, controlling one-third of all wealth. Yet many wealth management firms and the industry as a whole continue to misunderstand the needs of women investors leaving them underserved.
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According to a 2019 study, small businesses use an average of 40 different apps. This number grows  to over 200 for enterprise-sized companies and can include many with overlapping and duplicative functionality due to merger and acquisitions that pile layer upon layer of tech debt.
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Principals of advisory firms know that if they want to monetize their practices, there may be no better time than right now. The reason? An 11-year bull market has driven valuations for firms into record, and possibly unsustainable, territory; a coming increase in taxation on capital gains makes holding off on a sale risky; and...
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Financial advisors considering an independent move should cast aside any delusions that it’s easy, according to RIA coach and entrepreneur Penny Phillips. Phillips and advisors Michael Brown and Brian Flynn launched a new practice management-focused RIA aggregator called Journey Strategic Wealth at the beginning of the year. Entering a crowded sector that Cerulli Associates pegs...
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On this week’s episode we speak with Penny Phillips, President and Co-Founder of Journey Strategic Wealth. She has extensive experience coaching and consulting financial advisors, business owners and wealth management institutions on assembling the resources and tools they need to powerfully serve clients. The pandemic has altered the way advisors interact with clients. Phillips observes...
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A lot has been said in recent years about fee compression and new fee models for investment advisors, but not every fee model works for every RIA firm and every client, according to the founders of three RIA firms who spoke Wednesday in an online “Discussion on RIA Fee Practices and Trends.” “I’ve always been...
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Advisors should try to focus on those parts of the business that they like the most and are the most skilled at, turning to other team members or outsourcing the parts of the job that they don’t like or know much about, industry executives said Friday during an online Riskalyze RIA Roundtable event. “Don’t be...
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When I ask advisors how recent headlines are impacting their communications with clients, the typical response is, “My clients don’t care about Tesla or Bitcoin. They’re not focused on what people say on the Internet. They know we have a sound, long-term plan in place.” I asked that question in March, when most of us...
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