How do you become a financial advisor? Or if you’re already in the financial planning industry, what are the best ways to attract new clients and grow your business?
How can you prepare for and stay in compliance with new regulations? And if you’re an individual looking for help with your personal finances and retirement planning, how can you find the best financial advisor for your needs?
Through the Financial Advisor Briefing column, written specifically for industry professionals, to regular coverage of retirement planning and personal finances, you’ll find answers to those questions in Investor’s Business Daily.
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More Americans are adopting a do-it-yourself view when it comes to professional services. But financial advisors are riding a wave of consumer demand. That’s because busy workers, as well as the newly retired, crave holistic financial planning that extends beyond stock picking and portfolio management. Clients also want estate planning, tax planning and advice on prudent spending and saving. So it behooves those learning the ropes on how to become a financial advisor to take heed.
As a whole, the financial advisory industry is shrinking. The total number of advisors fell 1% to 2% in recent years, but the number of advisors who earn their certified financial planner (CFP) credential has soared by nearly 50% since 2007. This shows that holistic planning is gaining traction. And people seek CFPs with a well-rounded approach to helping clients navigate their financial lives. Continue Reading
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