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Modern Practice Management, Pt. 2: Why Small RIAs Are Stranded When Succession Planning

While the conversation of legacy planning is common for financial advisors, the primary focus is with clients around their personal financial planning goals.  Unfortunately, it is too frequent that advisors overlook and put off their own personal legacy and succession planning needs. According to The FA Insight Study of Advisory Firms: People and Pay, 34% […]

LPL-Aligned Firm Nabs FA Team from Royal Alliance

A pair of advisors previously affiliated with Royal Alliance in California have joined a firm aligned with LPL Financial, LPL says. Antioch, Calif.-based Pacific Pension & Benefit Services, including financial advisors Michael Kennedy and Christopher Bott, has joined LPL’s broker-dealer and corporate RIA platforms, aligning with the Financial Services Network, which offers securities through LPL, according to a press release from LPL. The […]

The Financial Services Network hires top talent, Jim Worden, CFA®, CMT®, CAIA®

SACRAMENTO – July 16, 2019 – The Financial Services Network (The Network), a leading LPL Financial Enterprise Office, announced today that Jim Worden, CFA, CMT, CAIA will join the firm as Vice President, Portfolio Consulting, managing the Network’s Portfolio Consulting team, effective July 15th. The Portfolio Consulting team offers customized research, trading and overlay portfolio […]

What Exactly Does “Hybrid” Mean in Financial Services?

Christopher Mercado, MBA, CFP®, CIMA®, AIFA® Managing Partner at The Financial Services Network In the financial services industry, we often hear statistics about poor financial literacy in America and how that’s attributed to a lack of understanding of basic terminology: recent GuideVine research showed that nearly half of survey respondents couldn’t adequately define the concepts of interest or […]

Three Organizations Recognized by Kolbe Corp for Impact With Strengths

Three organizations, including nonprofit and for profit enterprises, have just been announced as finalists for Kolbe Corp’s 2018 Conative Excellence Enterprise Award, for applying strengths theory to make lives better. The winner will be announced at Conation Nation Symposium, Oct. 25–26. PHOENIX (PRWEB) SEPTEMBER 20, 2018 For profit and nonprofit enterprises share one major success criteria. […]