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Investment advisors demand respect and flexibility

Clear and forward-looking strategic goals are key to advisor satisfaction at brokerage firms

Court ruling

Insurance agents opt out of class action en masse

Agents benefit from independent contractor status, undermining proposed lawsuit seeking employment benefits

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How investment advisors rated their firms' performance

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Family businesses urged to step up succession

Clients have until end of year to take advantage of looser C-208 rules

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FSRA targets advisor chargeback in updated DSC proposal

New proposed amendment addresses removal of DSCs on existing seg fund contracts

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Life agent sanctioned for client service scheme, churning

New agent allegedly split commissions with ex-agent, churned those clients

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Canaccord management group providing no assurance that offer will be extended

The group said there's "no reasonable chance" conditions will be met by a June 13 deadline

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Tougher Fed to benefit banks, Fitch says

Supervisory action to boost banks' capital, liquidity would aid creditors, depositors

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Array of headwinds weigh on banks’ earnings: Fitch

Credit provisions, rising capital, liquidity, expenses blunt banks' results

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Global regulators come for crypto

A critical mass of activity shows intent to rein in the industry

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Brokerage advisors saw growth through a difficult year

The average advisor managed to grow their business while facing market headwinds

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B.C. case examines what happens when spouse outlives children

Wills should consider various scenarios for the sequence of death among beneficiaries

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When your child isn’t fit to be your successor

Realizing the person you want to take over your practice isn't qualified can be a dramatic moment. How should you handle it?

How financial advisors dealt with the SVB collapse

Amid the turmoil, some advisors seized buying opportunities and proactively comforted clients

ETF usage plateaus among brokerage advisors

Mutual fund usage among dealer advisors remains high, but fell between 2021 and 2022

  • By: Katie Keir
  • October 11, 2022 October 6, 2022
  • 00:15

Advisors need to help clients find purpose in retirement

Promoting personal interests can persuade clients to commit to a retirement plan, says CEO of career transition organization