How Advisers Can Build Their Business
Here are a few ways advisers can build their practice. Plus, a look at how Stephens is growing their advisory force.
Some Advisers Begin Managing Clients' Careers
Putting careers front and center has an impact on the way an adviser does business, including how a client's investment portfolio is designed. WSJs Thomas Coyle explores how some advisers are beginning to manage their clients careers like any other asset.
Michael Margolis on Building Culture at a Fast Growing Small Business
In Chapter 11 of 17 in his 2013 Capture Your Flag interview, educator and entrepreneur Michael Margolis answers "How Are Your Team Dynamics Changing as Your Company Completes More Creative Projects?" With a company that tripled in size in less than three months, CEO Margolis manages employee growth by investing in an intentional, transparent company culture. This sets clear employee expectations around priorities and values and helps Margolis do his best as a CEO to lead his team.
Adviser Cooks Up Succession Plans
Managing a restaurant and an advisory business is a challenge but adviser Antonio Accardo makes it work. He not only teaches clients how to make pasta, he helps them create succession plans.
Are Advisers Serving the African-America Community
Are Financial Advisers Serving the African-American Community Well? Deck: Trust is a key ingredient for advisers seeking to expand their African-American client base, says George Barnes, financial adviser with Prudential Financial.
Michael Margolis on Using Structure Frameworks to Grow a Business
In Chapter 17 of 17 in his 2013 Capture Your Flag interview, educator and entrepreneur Michael Margolis answers "What Procedures and Processes Are You Putting in Place to Manage Company Growth?" Margolis builds a business operations strategy around a four element model. Water is used to create regular meetings to gauge employee emotion and to get feedback. Fire is addresses problems and projects. Earth focuses on operations procedures, namely recruiting, retention, and routines.
A Digital Threat to Advisers?
Bill Harris, CEO of Personal Capital, a digital wealth management service, talks with Dow Jones editor Kevin Noblet about his venture and why traditional financial advisers need to be aware of online technologies.
Raising the Number of Female Advisers
The biggest retail brokerages in the nation are working hard to increase the number of women in their ranks but they are not doing so well. WSJ Wealth Management Columnist Corrie Driebusch explains.
Finding Personal Best by Advising Clients
In Chapter 8 of 18 in his 2012 Capture Your Flag interview, legal career advisor James McCormick achieves personal best when working with receptive, open, trusting clients who value his advice and services. He shares how a collaborative relationship allows him to perform his best and achieve maximum results. James McCormick is a Partner at Empire Search Partners in New York City. Previously, he practiced law as an employee benefits and executive compensation attorney for Proskauer Rose.