|Financial planning clients||51-100|
|High-net-worth client assets||More than 75%|
|Percentage of assets under management||No|
|Total AUM||Total Accounts||Avg. Account AUM|
May 18, 2019 - As they introduce new products and services, record keepers of defined-contribution plans are infringing on 401(k) advisers' traditional turf and threaten to lure away clients. Many retirement plan advisers and executives at large retirement-focused financial...
March 20, 2019 - Most nights I go to bed thinking about retirement planning. Sometimes I dream about retirement planning. And typically, I wake up thinking about retirement planning. To be honest, I have become a bit obsessed with personal financial planning and the retirement...
December 13, 2018 - The 2017 tax overhaul has led financial advisers and other tax advisers to substantially restructure clients' financial plans, primarily in three areas: charitable giving, business structure and estate plans, according to a new survey. A poll of 631 CPA...
September 1, 2018 - Eric Schaefer's client was all ears when he laid out a new financial plan for him. Then the client's eagerness to implement the plan suddenly morphed into dejection. "I literally have no time to do any of this," the client said. Mr. Schaefer, an associate...
January 4, 2018 - As the first African-American president of the Financial Planning Association, Frank ParĂ© recognizes that he is stepping into the role during a time of great change. Paradigms are shifting around client demographics, business models, fee schedules, investment...
November 18, 2017 - Remember when you first started in this industry? Someone said or did something that sparked you to embark on this career? I remember that moment distinctly. A friend and I were sitting around one afternoon and he was reading Money magazine. There was...
June 16, 2017 - Brokers in Nevada will have to meet a fiduciary standard when providing investment advice under a law that will take effect July 1. The measure revises a current fiduciary law applying to "financial planners" that excluded brokers and investment advisers....
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*Methodology:InvestmentNews qualified 2,206 firms headquartered in the United States based on data reported on Form ADV to the Securities and Exchange Commission as of May 1, 2019. To qualify, firms must have met the following criteria: (1) latest ADV filing date is either on or after January 1, 2018, (2) total AUM is at least $100M, (3) does not have employees who are registered representatives of a broker-dealer, (4) provided investment advisory services to clients during its most recently completed fiscal year, (5) no more than 50% of amount of regulatory assets under management is attributable to pooled investment vehicles (other than investment companies), (6) no more than 25% of amount of regulatory assets under management is attributable to pension and profit-sharing plans (but not the plan participants), (7) no more than 25% of amount of regulatory assets under management is attributable to corporations or other businesses, (8) does not receive commissions, (9) provides financial planning services, (10) is not actively engaged in business as a broker-dealer (registered or unregistered), (11) is not actively engaged in business as a registered representative of a broker-dealer, (12) has neither a related person who is a broker-dealer/municipal securities dealer/government securities broker or dealer (registered or unregistered) not one who is an insurance company or agency.