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Managing a Practice

BY Ted Godbout | 4/19/2023
While many younger investors are highly receptive to digital advice from their brokerage firms, a lack of understanding of how the technology manages their portfolio could be hindering wider adoption... Read More
BY Ted Godbout | 3/13/2023
Advisors are generally satisfied with their compensation plans, but there is room for improvement among wirehouses and large broker/dealers (B/Ds), a new report suggests.   According to The... Read More
BY Nevin E. Adams, JD | 1/31/2023
There are few things more disruptive to the peace or clarity of a 401(k) plan than a switch in recordkeepers. Let’s face it—change—even change for the better—is frequently disruptive to the human... Read More
BY Nevin E. Adams, JD | 12/15/2022
A new survey of female advisors finds some disconnects between certain perceptions and realities—and offers insights on ways to better attract and retain women in the advisory profession. When... Read More
BY Ted Godbout | 12/8/2022
Amid the ongoing war for talent, recruiting new staff has for the first time ranked as the top strategic priority for registered investment advisor firms, ahead of acquiring new clients through... Read More
BY Nevin E. Adams, JD | 11/9/2022
Investment Management 101 tells us not to put all our eggs in one basket. So why should our approach to management and board composition be any different? It’s a great question, which is why we’ll... Read More
BY NAPA Net Staff | 8/10/2022
The Raleigh-based firm announced Aug. 10 that Heather Shanahan has joined as Director of Endowments and Foundations, bringing nearly two decades of financial, organizational leadership and strategic... Read More
BY Ted Godbout | 7/22/2022
As RIAs look to support firm growth, recruiting staff to increase firms’ skill sets and capacity ranked as the top strategic priority for the first time ever, ahead of acquiring new clients through... Read More
BY Ted Godbout | 4/13/2022
With significant wealth transfers forecast in the coming years, decisions that asset managers and financial advisors make now will impact their ability to retain and attract the assets that younger... Read More
BY Ted Godbout | 4/6/2022
Whether you’re looking for new partners to take over your practice or considering the M&A route, the planning for that next move should have started yesterday, speakers at an April 4 workshop... Read More
BY John Ortman | 4/5/2022
What do the best advisors do that make them the best? A panel of former NAPA presidents shared their “secret sauce” at an April 4 general session at the NAPA 401(k) Summit in Tampa. The insider’s... Read More
BY Ted Godbout | 4/5/2022
Consolidating or remaining independent each have their pros and cons, but it is especially important to understand the challenges and opportunities before going down that path, speakers at an April 4... Read More
BY Ted Godbout | 2/2/2022
Most independent advisors report satisfaction with their technology capabilities, but they still see opportunities for improved technology to better meet their practice goals.  According to... Read More
BY Ted Godbout | 2/1/2022
In the intensifying war for talent, motivating staff with performance-based incentive compensation can engage employees and impact the quality of talent, as well as a firm’s bottom line, according to... Read More
BY Ted Godbout | 1/6/2022
Notwithstanding eight consecutive record years of RIA M&A activity, advisors believe that it is just getting started, according to DeVoe’s latest Annual RIA M&A Outlook.  The... Read More
BY Ted Godbout | 9/23/2021
Many financial advisors expect consolidation and M&A activity in the RIA space to increase in the next 12 months and more expect M&A to have a positive impact on their practices, according to... Read More
BY John Ortman | 9/13/2021
At an opening-day discussion at the 2021 NAPA 401(k) Summit, a diverse panel of five advisors shared their experiences, challenges and successes—as well as ideas and tips for building a more diverse... Read More
BY Ted Godbout | 7/21/2021
New proposed legislation by the chairman of the Senate Finance Committee would expand the pass-through deduction under Internal Revenue Code Section 199A and might be of some help to plan advisors,... Read More
BY NAPA Net Staff | 7/20/2021
Even before the global pandemic set in, many Americans were struggling with burnout—and, if anything, the abrupt shift to WFH (which, sadly, has become yet another acronym), alongside additional... Read More
BY NAPA Net Staff | 6/2/2021
Wise Rhino Group has shepherded another acquisition by HUB International. According to a June 2 press release, HUB International Limited has acquired the assets of Epstein Financial Services LLC... Read More
BY Ted Godbout | 5/27/2021
Financial advisors and RIAs apparently have strong interests in pursuing M&A deals, yet need to focus on developing their strategies around M&A, succession and post-transaction integration, a... Read More
BY NAPA Net Staff | 5/6/2021
Further expanding its retirement and wealth presence, OneDigital Investment Advisors, OneDigital’s RIA, announced two acquisitions this week.  On May 6, the firm announced that it has... Read More
BY NAPA Net Staff | 2/16/2021
OneDigital Investment Advisors is on the move again, this time acquiring Atlanta Retirement Partners in an expected $1.3 billion deal.  According to the announcement, OneDigital pursued the... Read More
BY Ted Godbout | 12/11/2020
Any thoughts that the pandemic might slow the pace of M&A activity may have been a bit premature, as Raymond James’ acquisition of Northwest Plan Services becomes the latest in a string of deals... Read More
BY Ted Godbout | 10/12/2020
After a brief slowdown in the second quarter, wealth management M&A activity has returned to an all-time high level, according ECHELON’s RIA M&A Deal Report for the third quarter of 2020.... Read More