Tag: advisor-practice-management

‘CliffsNotes’ For Elite Financial Advisors

Posted by Mike Carlone on 10/8/20 12:12 PM

A confession: Without CliffsNotes, I may not have made it through high school…or college. In fact, until just recently, I actually thought it was “CliffNotes” (no “s”) – but I digress.

If you’re like me, these very valuable summaries are extremely helpful and efficient. With that in mind, I wanted to share three takeaways from a financial services virtual event last week, all of which struck me as highly relevant for elite financial advisors.

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Topics: Advisor Practice Management

No Fluff. No Black Box. Just Real-World Next Steps for Financial Advisors

Posted by Nicole Hands on 8/21/20 10:27 AM

You know those days, when you’re practically on autopilot as you delete, delete, delete your way through our inbox?

Until it happens. A headline just grabs you. The sender is addressing a pain point you’ve been experiencing and, better yet, they’re offering practical guidance. Amazing!

You click through to their website, somewhat-begrudgingly fill out the 10 fields of info they want from you, find the PDF in your downloads folder, click to open the file — and then the disappointment hits...

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Topics: Advisor Practice Management

How to Become an Elite Financial Advisor: Practice (Business!) Management

Posted by Jon Robinson on 8/11/20 2:32 PM

Have you read something like the following roughly 1,237 times in the last few months?

“Financial advisors are under immense pressure, particularly with the paradigm shift of 2020. They must provide value to their clients and differentiate themselves from other advisors.”

We too see plenty of pontification out there. Well-intentioned writers, podcasters, and vloggers are doing a great job of capturing WHAT challenges advisors face. But, they usually stop short of offering answers to, “HOW?”

In this blog, we’re filling the void and providing a map.

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Topics: Advisor Practice Management

How to Benchmark Your Financial Advisor Practice

Posted by Jon Robinson on 8/4/20 10:20 AM

Are you an elite advisor? A new quiz helps you compare your practice to a standard in operational performance. The result? A better understanding of your areas of strength and opportunity in just a few minutes.


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Topics: Advisor Practice Management

There's No Wizard Behind the Curtain

Posted by Jon Robinson on 7/16/20 11:33 AM

Honestly, there’s not much of a curtain either.

Sparked by our recent whitepaper, The Elite Advisor Playbook, we’ve been having conversations with advisors about how to adapt to the new environment (and I don’t just mean the one created by the coronavirus). These discussions usually lead to agreement that advisors struggle to modernize their practices.

However, two questions the playbook does not answer are, “Why is this framework an optimal picture of an elite advisor, and how can it be implemented?”

Today, we’re tackling the first.

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Topics: Advisor Practice Management, Transparency

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