Understanding Investor Bias to Better Serve your Clients

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While many individuals argue they are rational, independent thinkers, the reality is we’re all human and subject to biases, shaped by our experiences and emotions. And nowhere is this more evident than in investing. 

According to a recent report from BMO Wealth Management, “Generational Perspectives”, people of the same generation demonstrate similar biases when it comes to handling their money. 

As an advisor, part of your job is helping clients put “head over heart” when it comes to building a diversified portfolio, protected against risk. By understanding their common mistakes, you can better coach clients on how to reach their long-term goals. 

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Financial Education & Millennials – Laying the foundations for potential clients

Millennials are a trending topic for Financial Advisors – for good reason. They are slated to become the biggest demographic in history and hold the keys to tomorrow’s wealth. Yet while millennials are set to succeed in the workforce, with the highest levels of educational attainment ever, a recent study published by the National Endowment of Financial Education and George Washington University found they lacked financial capability. Only eight percent of surveyed millennials showed high levels of financial knowledge, while just a quarter (24 percent) demonstrated a basic understanding of how to manage their money.

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Practical Applications of CRM During the Financial Advice Lifecycle

Practical Applications of CRM During the Financial Advice Lifecycle

 

Most clients follow a fairly predictable life pattern, which informs the sort of financial advice & services you provide. They get an education, buy their first car and first home. They have children. They buy a bigger home and retire.

But your book of business is full of clients, and their spouses and children—all at different life stages. It’s a logistical nightmare trying to keep track of everyone. Unless you acquire some technological assistance.  

That’s why people buy a CRM like *ahem* Maximizer CRM for Financial Advisors. It automates a whole range of work processes, helping you meet your clients’ changing needs. 

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Reasons why your support team needs their CRM User ID

Reasons why your support team needs their CRM User ID

The success of your practice hinges largely on strong client relationships. And while advisors may deliver exceptional client care, the quality of your service also depends on your support teams. Advisors initiate client relationships. But support staff often facilitate, helping with record-keeping, ensuring compliance, and managing communications.  

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Advisor Technology: Why it’s Worth the Money

Advisor Technology: Why it’s Worth the MoneyNot long ago, most advisors managed contacts with the rolodex. But computerization has revolutionized the industry. It continues to evolve rapidly today, with a new financial technology rolling off the production line almost every day. While it’s easy to see how all this change benefits investors, advisors stand to benefit too. Indeed, a recent study by Fidelity Investments shows that “eAdvisors” – those using twice as many technologies as their peers – have more high net worth clients and higher AUM.

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5 Strategies for Engaging Millennial Investors

5 Strategies for Engaging Millennial InvestorsA radically diverse, globalized and digitally connected generation, millennials are set to take the stage. They already make up almost half the US workforce and will soon hit peak earning potential. Over the next 30 years, they’ll inherit 30 trillion dollars from their baby boomer parents.

The growing clout of the millennial investor represents a huge challenge for financial advisors and companies, at risk of serious disruption. Research shows millennial investors are conservative with their money, don’t trust financial institutions, and are turning by the millions to robo-advisors — now a 55 to 60 billion dollar industry. According to a 2014 report by UBS, just 14 percent of surveyed millennials said they would consult a financial advisor on a major decision, as opposed to 40 percent of non-millennials.

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Maximizer CRM Wealth Manager Gets a New Name

Maximizer CRM for Financial AdvisorsBack in 2012, when Maximizer CRM Wealth Manager was first launched, the mission was simple—provide a client relationship management solution for wealth managers. We accomplished this remarkably quickly and with each release, developed our solution beyond the expectations of the market and our customers. As our product evolves, we thought the name should change too—which is why we’re introducing Maximizer CRM for Financial Advisors.

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Top 4 Tips to Working Successfully with Retirement-Age Investors

ips to Working with Retirement-Age Investors
2015 marked a demographic milestone: for the first time ever, there were more people in Canada aged 65-plus than there were under age 15. By 2036, one in four Canadians could be 65 or older.

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Selling Up: Are You Prepared for Succession?

Selling Up: Are You Prepared for Succession?

You’ve worked hard and spent time, effort and money to build a successful financial advice business with an impressive book of clients. You might be considering selling – whether it’s to begin retirement, merge with another practice or to simply take on a new career path. Regardless of what route you’re going to take, you’ll want to make sure you’re getting the right price for your business. That’s where your plan for succession comes in.

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The Challenges Facing Advisors Today

The wealth management landscape is constantly changing, and the year ahead looks no different for advisors. Technological advances, regulatory changes and shifting demographics are all set to feature heavily in the wealth management and financial advice industry in 2017. Our latest post takes an infographical look at what’s set to pose challenges – or opportunities – in the months ahead. 

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