The Center for RIA Excellence

communities_1.jpg
The community for premier registered investment advisory firm principals and practitioners.


Spotlight News



ADVISING CLIENTS THROUGH THE CONTROLLABLE FACTORS AND UNCONTROLLABLE RISKS OF A RETIREMENT SPENDING PLAN

Exceptional Advisor Podcast

Robert Powell, editor of TheStreet’s Retirement Daily, interviews Greg Goin, CFP®, CIMA®, CLU®, CRPC®, Regional Vice President, RIA & Institutional Markets, Allianz Life Financial Services, LLC, and Mark Paulson, Vice President, Hedge Business Development at Allianz Investment Management, on 1) the factors advisors can help clients control when advising them on their retirement plans and how each recommendation affects the plan’s chance of success, and 2) uncontrollable risks and their impact on retirement plans.

Listen Now



MASTERING THE CONVERSATION 

Sponsored by Allianz Life Insurance Company of North America

Fourteen of the industry’s top communications professionals lend their ideas and expertise to this guide on mastering excellent client communication, discussing topics such as how advisors can improve active listening skills, better prepare for difficult conversations, and build trust with clients.

Read More



The Center for RIA Excellence
sponsored by:


Articles and White Papers



THE ROI OF ABM AND HOW TO MAKE THE CASE WITH METRICS    
   

Sponsored by ThinkAdvisor/ALM

Research is showing some amazing benefits for companies using ABM. Yet many marketers are reporting challenges in proving ROI. Here’s some tips about how to justify ABM to the boss.

Read More



WEALTH IN THE TIME OF COVID: CONTEXT AND CONVERSATIONS FOR SUCCESSFUL TRANSITIONS 

From the Investments & Wealth Monitor

Emotions can be heightened during a crisis like the pandemic, so advisors need to be ready to help founders, families, and newly wealthy individuals focus on their relationships with people, planet, and community.

Read More



2022 T3/INSIDE INFORMATION SOFTWARE SURVEY  

Research of Interest

The newly released 2022 T3/Inside Information Software Survey ranks, by market share, the leading software solutions in advisory-firm tech stacks in 35 different categories.

Read More



SOCIAL MEDIA: MAKING THE PROFESSIONAL MORE PERSONAL       

From the Investments & Wealth Monitor

Social media is the ultimate tool for creating profiles that best present advisors’ personal and professional attributes.

Read More



THE SECRETS TO EARNING A FEMALE INVESTOR’S TRUST—AND HER BUSINESS      

From the Investments & Wealth Monitor

Wealth managers will be able to succeed in the years ahead only if they know how to effectively serve female clients.

Read More



RISK FINGERPRINT FORENSICS: A NEW BEHAVIORAL TOOL TO BETTER UNDERSTAND AND MEET YOUR CLIENTS’ NEEDS  

From the Investments & Wealth Monitor

Risk fingerprinting can give advisors an edge over digital competitors by offering a reason to turn to a human for premium interactions that a robot cannot offer.

Read More

Latest Discussions

Please login to see all eligible discussion postings

Either the content you're seeking doesn't exist or it requires proper authentication before viewing.


Online Education and Podcasts


THE TRUST MANDATE 

Exceptional Advisor Podcast

Herman Brodie, the founding director of Prospecta Limited and author of The Trust Mandate, discusses how investment advisors can build trust with their clients and how investment advisors can address two key behavioral issues of great concern to their retired and soon-to-be-retired clients.

Listen Now


DON’T FIGHT THE FED

Exceptional Advisor Podcast

Liz Ann Sonders, managing director, chief investment strategist, Charles Schwab & Co., discusses the most important takeaways for advisors and investors in light of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and the Fed increasing its benchmark federal-funds rate by a quarter percentage point to a range between 0.25 percent and 0.5 percent.

Listen Now


RIGOROUS EMPATHY: HOW THE ADAPTIVE ADVISOR WILL SUCCEED 

On-Demand Recording

The ongoing health and financial crisis will accelerate the ongoing disruption of the financial planning industry. Advisors are grappling with how to define their value proposition, moving beyond commoditized products and portfolios. To remain both impactful and profitable, some advisors have embraced the new normal in which holistic decision-making and behavioral coaching is paramount. 

1 Hour of CE Credit.

Learn More


ROTH CONVERSIONS IN 2022

Exceptional Advisor Podcast

Robert S. Keebler, CPA/PFS, MST, AEP (Distinguished), a partner with Keebler & Associates, LLP, discusses the reasons why 2022 may be an especially effective year to consider a Roth IRA conversion.

Listen Now


STRATEGIES FOR POTENTIAL INFLATION OUTPERFORMANCE 

On-Demand Recording

Portfolios may be potentially protected against inflation with private real estate. Did you know that private real estate has historically delivered returns two- to four times the rate of inflation, making it a potential hedge against inflation? Learn about how inflation impacts portfolios and why private real estate may act as a potential inflation hedge. 

1 Hour of CE Credit.

Learn More


THE PATH EXCEPTIONAL (THROUGH THE EYES OF THE CLIENT)
  

On-Demand Recording

The good news is that, even in crisis, investors are generally satisfied. The bad news is that there is lurking risk as more clients consider changing advisors. The latest Investments & Wealth Institute research, sponsored by The Behavioral Investing Institute, a Toews Asset Management affiliated company, examines the connection between loyalty and client confidence and what it takes to deliver a truly exceptional client experience.

1 Hour of CE Credit.

Learn More


Blogs



REGULATION BEST INTEREST: IS IT WORKING?     

From Washington Insights, May 2022

This month’s Washington Insights column examines the question of whether Regulation Best Interest (Reg BI) is working as intended. Reg BI went into effect nearly two years ago and was designed to enhance investor protection and, to an extent, level the playing field between brokerage firms and investment advisors providing investment advice to retail investors.

Read at Washington Insights

Institute Blog: Investment Sense

  • In retirement, there are at least nine risks that households will face. Those include systematic risks: including political (public policy and inflation) and business (market, issuer, income) and unsystematic risks: including behavioral (spending) and chance (household shocks, heath care and...
  • The past 18 months will be written about in the history books and taught in schools; movies will be made, and books written. In addition to our personal...
  • Protect, Live, Dream Odysseus, the Greek king of Ithaca, is best remembered for his arduous 10-year journey home after the Trojan War, as well as the Trojan Horse he used to gain surreptitious access to enemy...


Professional Development




Institute Announcements

  • Investments & Wealth Institute Releases ‘Defining Wealth Management’ Report

    The Investments & Wealth Institute’s (the Institute) 2022 ‘Defining Wealth Management’ report will be included as a special supplement to the March/April issue of the Institute’s Investments & Wealth Monitor, which will be published this month. The report serves as a blueprint for sole-proprietor practitioners, teams, ...
  • Investments & Wealth Institute Details Effectiveness of Diversity/Equity/Inclusion Focus

    Investments & Wealth Institute, the premier professional association, education provider and standards body for financial advisors, released their 2021 Impact Report focused on the organization’s initiatives to support Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DE&I) in the financial services industry.
  • Investments & Wealth Institute’s ACE Academy 2022 Returns to an In-Person Experience in Nashville

    The Investments & Wealth Institute will bring ACE Academy 2022 to the Nashville Music City Center from May 15-18, 2022. Advisors from across the U.S. will reunite with key industry executives, decisions makers and individuals shaping the future of wealth management. Financial professionals are invited to register now, ...

Thank you to our Sponsors and Partners



 

Latest Shared Files

Log in to see this information

Either the content you're seeking doesn't exist or it requires proper authentication before viewing.

Most Active Members List

  • Bob Powell
    Bob Powell
    32 Points
  • Ron Surz
    Ron Surz
    8 Points
  • photo not available
    Kent Hickey
    3 Points