New medical findings may impact how advisors and fiduciaries can get the best results for their clients By Steven Zeiger Waxman Lawson Financial In 1977 epidemiologist, Richard Peto from Oxford University posed “the Elephant Paradox.” Peto theorized that a biological protective … Continued
Clients benefit when CPAs and investment advisors work together. By Martin E. Levine, ChFC, CPA, MBA 4Thought Financial Group, Inc. Even if the client isn’t always right, helping clients understand and make the best financial decisions is … Continued
Conflict of interest is one reason smaller firms shy away from RIAs. The largest CPA firms are by far the leaders in providing investment advisory services, but the rest of the profession does not appear to be following their lead … Continued
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One reason why firms can’t ignore wealthcare. No, not if it can outgrow rudimentary compliance services and seize new opportunities in personal financial planning, says Tony Batman, chairman and CEO of 1st Global, which provides investment management capabilities to CPA … Continued
Many expect to work ’til 70 and never retire, others hope to sell. The nation’s small business owners’ views regarding retirement are radically shifting, with many seeing themselves working 20 years or longer – or never formally retiring at all. … Continued
You can’t do it alone. Too many CPA firms fail to adequately understand the broad range of services required to properly service their high-net-worth personal financial planning clients, according to a longtime leader in the field. “I have long been … Continued
Oft-overlooked by CPAs, these ideas can set you apart as a personal financial adviser. By Al Prentice 1st Global As CPA wealth managers know, the foundation of a holistic financial plan requires tax-optimized planning.
Despite CPAs’ huge advantages, why do they own only one-tenth of 1% of the business? The CPA profession could — if it mobilizes on the opportunity — quickly become the dominant provider of comprehensive high-profit wealth management and financial planning … Continued
Today, DSF is one of the largest wealth management advisors in the field. But success didn’t come easy, or fast.
$200,000 per year doesn’t cut it anymore. The established notion of “mass affluence” is getting pushed aside by a new study that redefines the spending power of the truly and the up-and-coming affluent as the “Class Affluent” and the “Emerging … Continued
The rise of the accountant-adviser. via Smart Money A growing number of CPAs are refashioning themselves as more well-rounded financial advisers. Some 5,000 CPAs now boast a “personal financial specialist” credential, up 28% since 2008, and another 7,650 accountants are … Continued
“We are on the verge of a retirement crisis in America…”
Four in 10 U.S. financial advisors predict revenue growth of 15% or more.
“Boomers have been scarred.” Half of Baby Boomer clients who have postponed retirement due to the economic downturn expect to work at least four years longer than they originally planned, according to CPA financial planners. Fifty-two percent of CPA financial … Continued
Advisors need to understand the differences between men and women clients. In what could be a wake-up call for accounting firms, a majority of women think that their wealth managers could do a better job of serving them, and nearly … Continued