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  • April 22, 2014
    Will Alts, SRI, Foreign Securities Go Totally Mainstream?

    Most retail investors have a fairly plain-vanilla asset mix. Do you think institutional strategies like alternatives, socially responsible investing, and foreign stocks and bonds will trickle down to Joe Sixpack’s portfolio?

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  • March 25, 2014
    Are You Late to the Party When It Comes to Technology?

    Some advisors still use fax machines or snail mail to get client signatures for transactions; others wouldn't know Skype from Pinterest. Are you one of them?

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  • March 18, 2014
    Do You Really Care Who Your Boss Is?

    With reports, however sketchy, of management departures at Merrill Lynch, we’re asking advisors to let us know how much they care about such changes.

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  • February 11, 2014
    What Are You Telling Clients About Retail Data Breaches?

    The recent, high-profile hacks of customer accounts at Target and Neiman Marcus have many consumers spooked. How are you advising clients to protect themselves?

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  • February 4, 2014
    Is There Anything to the “January Indicator”?

    Some say stock performance in January sets the tone for the market all year. What are you telling clients the January market decline suggests for stocks in 2014?

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  • January 28, 2014
    What Does Your Dream Client Look Like?

    In reality, these descriptions aren’t mutually exclusive. But if they were, which would you prefer as a customer?

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  • January 14, 2014
    How Do You Make Sure Prospects Can Find You?

    Experts say “inbound marketing” is the key to success today — not pushing out ads you hope customers will see, but positioning yourself so they’ll discover you. What’s your “inbound marketing” method?

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  • January 7, 2014
    What Do You Look for in a Custodian?

    Custody providers compete for RIA business with many types of services. What do you consider most valuable?

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  • December 24, 2013
    Do You Carry Professional Liability Insurance?

    Clients can sue advisors over all kinds of things — low portfolio returns, cybercrime, late statements — and SEC enforcement actions have picked up. Are you insured?

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  • December 17, 2013
    Do You Prefer Financially Literate Clients?

    Wealth management involves a good deal of specialized knowledge, from market mechanics to the miracle of compound interest. Would you rather work with clients who understand the fundamentals?

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