Practice Management

Sizing Up Your Partners - How Smaller, Boutique Strategist Firms Can Give You An Edge

Sizing Up Your Partners – How Smaller, Boutique Strategist Firms Can Give You An Edge

When your success is dependent upon trust, reliability, and relationships, why would you ever want to work with smaller, boutique strategists? Well, the answer is simple—because our success also depends on trust, reliability, and relationships. Often times, we associate larger, household brands with reliability and quality. That may be true in consumer packaged goods. But …

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Staying Relevant To Clients As Their Expectations Change – Lessons From Over 20 Years Of Serving Investors

Times change… And if you don’t change with the times, you tend to get left behind. I remember when Advanced Asset Management Advisors (AAMA) began in 1999. Things moved a little slower then. There were, of course, always client challenges and demands. But all-in-all, there seemed to be more time to address them. Today, things …

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4 Talking Points to Soothe Shaky Investors in Uncertain Markets

Uncertainty in the investment world can be defined in many ways. You can look at standard deviation trends, the VIX, media headlines and pundit warnings, economic indicators, and even consumer sentiment ratings. Or a more readily available indicator – questions from your clients. There’s little doubt that we are currently managing through uncertain times. And …

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3 Scenarios for Tactical Beta, and the Pursuit of a Smoother Ride for Investors – Infographic

The investment road is full of bumps, potholes, and surprise corners. Tactical Beta is a vehicle designed to provide a smoother ride while getting clients where they need to go. Scroll on to learn more about Tactical Beta, including three practical use cases and three real-world examples of the strategy in action: At Advanced Asset …

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Using Simple Marketing Practices to Grow Your Advisory Business

Simple or complex? I can’t think of many scenarios where I’d opt for a complex option over a simple one. And I think this applies perfectly to how financial advisors should approach marketing strategy. We find ourselves in one of the least simple times in history. The pandemic has delivered unprecedented challenges, from the cessation …

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3 Keys to a Better Client Experience (And Technology Has Nothing to Do With It)

Every business wants to grow. A growing business is typically a healthy business. With growth comes increased resources and opportunity, which then leads to more growth. The cycle goes on and on. The same is true for stagnation. Stagnation tends to create hurdles that can threaten your business, such as limited cashflows. But we know …

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