The Assets: Estate planning
August 2, 2018
Merrill Lynch Lawsuit Brings Cautionary Tale to FAs Handling Client Estate Documents
The suit concerns the apparent lack of execution of a transfer on death agreement.
July 20, 2018
Never Take a Client’s Estate Plan for Granted
Require copies of all estate planning documents prepared by outside parties.
June 28, 2018
FAs Aren’t Talking to Clients About What Clients Want to Discuss
Meanwhile, many clients appear unprepared for health and caregiving costs.
June 19, 2018
FAs Expect More Controversies Like Marvel Icon Stan Lee’s Senior Abuse Woes
As more people live into their 90s and 100s and their mental faculties may be compromised, financial abuse of elders will likely rise — but advisors can help.
February 9, 2018
Don't Be Afraid to Make Meetings Mandatory
Change clients' perceptions of estate planning through mandatory meetings.
February 9, 2018
Raymond James Rolls Out Tool for Gathering Client Asset Data
Meanwhile, account aggregation provider Quovo introduces new notification feature about clients’ life events.
December 29, 2017
NEW: Small steps help clients engage at their own pace
Ease grieving clients back into the planning process with baby steps.
December 8, 2017
Use a Positive Client Experience as a Model
How can you use the smart decisions of one client to help inspire another?
October 25, 2017
RIAs Are Stealing Trust Service Business from Banks
Many clients prefer FAs and third parties over trust departments for safeguarding legacies.
Last Comment: October 25, 2017
September 12, 2017
How Should RIAs Offer In-House Trust Services?
Some firms say it brings them closer to a family office model but the majority outsource.