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SOLUTIONS TO EMERGING TAX PROBLEMS IN RETIREMENT W/WALDEAN WALL  

Exceptional Advisor Podcast

Waldean Wall, Vice President, Advanced Markets and Solutions, Allianz Life Insurance Company of North America, discusses three emerging tax problems in retirement and possible solutions, including Roth conversions, life insurance, split beneficiaries, charitable giving, and charitable trusts.

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KEY FINDINGS FROM THE RIA RETIREMENT RISK REVIEW STUDY: FINANCIAL ADVISORS ARE PRIORITIZING RISK MANAGEMENT OVER MAXIMUM GAINS  

Sponsored by Allianz Life Insurance Company of North America

The Allianz Life RIA Retirement Risk Review Study reveals growing concerns over client retirement security, willingness to explore new risk-management solutions.

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2022 CLIENT RESEARCH: THE EVOLUTION CONTINUES—GLOBAL UNCERTAINTY AND DEMOGRAPHIC SHIFTS ARE CHANGING CLIENT EXPERIENCE    

From Investments & Wealth Research

Each year Investments & Wealth Institute and Absolute Engagement survey clients to gather insights that support exceptional advisors. This article reports on findings of the 2022 survey.

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FINDING BALANCE IN A POST-PANDEMIC WORKPLACE    

From Knowledge at Wharton

IWI Executive Education Partner

Wharton and the Nalanda Institute for Contemplative Science hosted a panel of experts to discuss the tensions of the post-pandemic workplace and how to reconcile the needs of employees and employers.

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THREE P’S FOR A SUCCESSFUL ADVISOR TRANSITION      

From the Investments & Wealth Monitor

Successful advisor transition requires the right people, detailed strategic planning, practical execution on an appropriate timeline, as well as proactive communication and accountability.

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NAVIGATING THE MYTHS OF ESG INVESTING: A ROAD MAP TO SUCCESS        

From the Investments & Wealth Monitor

Interest in ESG will continue to grow. Advisors must act now to begin fully integrating an ESG framework within their practices.

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DIRECT INDEXING: THE DEMOCRATIZATION OF CUSTOMIZED PORTFOLIO MANAGEMENT

From the Investments & Wealth Monitor

Customized portfolio management through direct indexing will become a key trend and will have implications for all investment industry players.

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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.

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Online Education and Podcasts


THE FUTURE OF MONEY W/LILAH RAYNOR 

Exceptional Advisor Podcast

Lilah Raynor, the founder and CEO of Logica Research, describes the key findings from Logica's most recent Future of Money Study on the way Gen Z, Millennials, Gen X, and Boomers make, spend, and manage money. Plus, Raynor provides actionable advice to financial advisors based on the results of Logica's research.

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A GUIDE TO INCLUSIVE WORK CULTURES 

On-Demand Recording

Any firm can ‘do’ diversity; it is the inclusion that is the difficult part. For an organization to be genuinely inclusive, it must change in the presence of diversity. And this change is painfully slow. 

Premier CE: 1 credit for CIMA®, CPWA®, and RMA® certifications.

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THE TRUTH ABOUT CRYPTO W/MATT HOUGAN 

Exceptional Advisor Podcast

Matt Hougan, the Chief Investment Officer of Bitwise, talks about crypto, non-fungible tokens, and the best way for advisors to incorporate cryptocurrency into their client’s portfolios.

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COMMON QUESTIONS AND MYTHS ABOUT SOCIAL SECURITY  

Exceptional Advisor Podcast

Delaware Life Marketing’s Val Sender, Associate Director, and Jeng Chiu, Vice President of National Sales Consulting, answer the most common questions they receive from financial advisors and address the most common Social Security myths.

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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.

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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.

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Blogs



SEC PROPOSES ESG DISCLOSURES IN FORM ADV       

From Washington Insights, August 2022

Washington Insights reviews a proposed rule by the Securities & Exchange Commission requiring specific disclosures by registered investment advisers and investment companies if they offer environmental, social, and governance strategies as part of their investment management services.

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Institute Blog: Investment Sense

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  • 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 Forum – Toronto Registration Now Open

    The Investments & Wealth Institute will be hosting an intensive one-day event on October 3 in Toronto, ON. The Investments & Wealth Forum – Toronto, Facilitating Behavioural Change, will feature leading academics, practitioner consultants and a Women in Wealth panel. Financial professionals are invited ...
  • Mackenzie Investments Becomes First North American Cohort to Participate in Private Markets Course

    The Investments & Wealth Institute today announced that Mackenzie Investments, one of Canada’s leading asset managers, has become the first financial services cohort in North America to officially participate in their new Private Markets for Advisors training course, launched in May 2022.
  • Investments & Wealth Institute Earns Prestigious ANAB Accreditation for CPWA® Certification

    The premier professional association, education provider and standards body for financial advisors, the Investments & Wealth Institute, announced that its Certified Private Wealth Advisor® (CPWA®) certification, the advanced certification for advisors who serve high-net-worth clients, has met all personnel certification requirements ...

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