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A new curve in the fiduciary road: What the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals’ decision may mean for advisors

Curve in road, signifying change to DOL fiduciary rule

The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals’ decision essentially wipes the Fiduciary Rule off the books. But, that doesn’t mean everything returns to the way it was before the Rule.

March 19, 2018 Categories: The Art of Advising
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Buyer beware: Not all robo-advisor portfolios are created equal

Algorithm-driven portfolios, such as robo-advisors, seem like a slick solution to the behavioral pitfalls of investing. But their portfolios are built by humans, too, as divergent allocations and performance attest.

Nov 28, 2017 Categories: Portfolio Corner
Wholesaler alpha

Wholesaler alpha: Why you should demand above-benchmark value from your wholesaler.

There’s a lot of chatter about the value of advisors. But, what about the value of wholesalers? How do you know which wholesalers are delivering maximum value?

Oct 3, 2017 Categories: The Art of Advising
Future model

A model for the future: How model portfolios may increase satisfaction and generate net new assets

Advisors, investors and home offices could stand to gain from using model portfolios. Mark Spina explains in this post.

Sep 7, 2017 Categories: The Science of Advising
Less risk? More reward?

Less risk? More reward? See if model strategies can help save your practice

Russell Investments’ Head of Private Client Services, Mark Spina, explores how advisors can use model strategies to help address time constraints, fiduciary standard concerns, and the customized needs of investors.

Jun 29, 2017 Categories: The Art of Advising
Am I a Fiduciary?

“Am I a fiduciary?” Know how the DOL would answer that

The first phase of the DOL Fiduciary Rule is now live. Get a quick refresher on the key principles of the rule—and considerations for what to do next.

Jun 13, 2017 Categories: The Art of Advising
DOL Fiduciary Rule

Avoid the Woulda, Shoulda, Coulda syndrome where the DOL Fiduciary Rule is concerned

Those advisors who were waiting for clarity on the implementation deadline of the DOL Fiduciary Rule now have it: June 9, 2017. We urge advisors to start now and make sure the Four Pillars of Sustainability are firmly cemented in their practice.

May 30, 2017 Categories: The Science of Advising
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