The Stock Market Isn’t Rigged and Consumers Are Just Fine

First off, we hope everyone had a great Memorial Day weekend. We are grateful to all those who have given the ultimate sacrifice so we can remain free and the families that hold them dear. The incredible disconnect between how people feel and what they do continues. In today’s blog I’ll explain why the stock …

How Carson Coaching Helped One Financial Advisor Build the Blueprint for Success 

Joel Worsfold sought out coaching for financial advisors because he was looking for help breaking through his growth ceiling. But an early interaction with his Executive Business Coach after joining Carson Coaching led Joel – now Managing Director, Partner and Wealth Advisor at Carson Wealth in West Des Moines, Iowa – to rethink his entire …

Here’s Why We’re Still Pessimistic About China and Underweight Chinese Stocks

There’s been a lot of a chatter about China’s stock market recently, thanks to strong momentum. Chinese stocks (proxied by the iShares MSCI China ETF) are up over 18% over the past 5 weeks, versus a 5.5% return for the S&P 500. Of course, if you pull back the curtain to the last decade you …

Business Management

How Carson Coaching Helped One Financial Advisor Build the Blueprint for Success 

Joel Worsfold sought out coaching for financial advisors because he was looking for help breaking through his growth ceiling. But an early interaction with his Executive Business Coach after joining Carson Coaching led Joel – now Managing Director, Partner and Wealth Advisor at Carson Wealth in West Des Moines, Iowa – to rethink his entire …

Greg Opitz: EQ in Financial Planning

How do some financial advisors seem to effortlessly connect and succeed with their clients? This week we’re discussing the framework of Emotional Intelligence (EQ) and how it can significantly impact your success as a financial advisor and enrich your personal life. In this episode, Ana Trujillo Limón, Director, Coaching and Advisor Content, speaks with Greg …

Excell 2024: Get to Know Mainstage Speaker Harris III

Excell 2024 is the event to inspire you to create. Our speakers – both Carson and industry leaders – will bring big, creative and inspirational ideas to the stage to energize you to reframe your thinking and grow faster. And in the leadup to this year’s event – taking place September 9-11 at the Orlando …

100 Tasks Every Advisor Should Delegate

100 Tasks Every Advisor Should Delegate

Find out what tasks you can hand off to free up your time and empower your team.

Marketing

Tamsen Butler: Crafting Compelling Stories

Creating content can seem daunting, even for industry experts like yourself. But whether you’re preparing for a speaking event, writing a blog post, or recording your first podcast episode, what you have to share matters more than how you deliver it. In this episode, Ana Trujillo Limón, Director, Coaching and Advisor Content, speaks with Tamsen …

Minna Shada: Consumer Marketing for Advisors

Are you looking to learn about effective consumer marketing in the financial industry? Today, we look behind the scenes with Ana Trujillo Limón, Director, Coaching and Advisor Content, and Minna Shada, Senior Vice President of Consumer Marketing. Minna talks about her marketing journey since 2013, her pivotal role in partner office marketing, and the innovative …

Kalli Fedusenko: Financial Advisor Marketing

Elevate your financial advisory practice with strategic marketing – it’s not just about attracting new clients, but about showcasing your knowledge, amplifying your visibility, and positioning yourself as a trusted advisor, building credibility. Today on Framework, Ana Trujillo Limón, Director, Coaching and Advisor Content, and Odaro Aisueni, Wealth Planner, ring in the new year with …

The Financial Advisor's Guide to Effective Marketing

The Financial Advisor's Guide to Effective Marketing

Effective advisor marketing in the digital age requires a strategy that fits your firm.

Compliance

Understanding the SEC Marketing Rule for Financial Advisors

In late 2020, the SEC announced that it had finalized changes to its Marketing Rule for financial advisors. The amendments create a single rule that replaces the pre-existing advertising and cash solicitation rules. The rule’s broadly drawn limitations and principles-based provisions are designed to accommodate the continual change in technology and ever-expanding ways in which …

Staying on Top of SEC Marketing Rule Changes

Changes to the Securities and Exchange Commission’s “Marketing Rule” recently went into effect, and they impact everything from testimonials to the definition of an “advertisement.”  Staying in compliance with these rule changes can be challenging for advisors, but our on-demand webinar “Staying on Top of SEC Marketing Rule Changes” can help you stay on track.  …

How SECURE 2.0 Act Shifts the Retirement Planning Landscape

The SECURE Act brought big changes to retirement planning when it was signed into law in 2019. Now, its sequel – dubbed SECURE 2.0 Act – has just passed as part of the 2023 budget. Though SECURE 2.0 Act’s changes to the retirement landscape aren’t quite as sweeping as the original, there’s still plenty advisors …

Staying on Top of SEC Marketing Rule Changes

Staying on Top of SEC Marketing Rule Changes

Learn how to stay in compliance with SEC rules when using client testimonials and reviews.

Technology

Peter Lazaroff: Embracing Artificial Intelligence

Artificial intelligence is revolutionizing financial advisory. How will AI impact investors’ portfolios?   This week on Framework, Ana Trujillo Limón, Director, Coaching and Advisor Content, and Odaro Aisueni, Wealth Planner, speak with Peter Lazaroff, Chief Investment Officer at Plancorp, LLC, about the impact of AI on financial planning, and the importance of diversification in investment portfolios.    …

Power Your Technology and Enhance the Client Experience with Data

Thanks to rapidly advancing technology, financial advisors have access to more data than ever before. But trying to sift through that data and actually use it to enhance your business and client experience can be a challenge.  How can you be sure you’re measuring the right metrics, or interpreting the data correctly? How can you …

Our Favorite Financial Advisor Tools to Add to Your Tech Stack

 As financial advisors grow their businesses, their operational needs can drastically change, along with the need to provide competitive services. That’s where financial advisor technology comes in. The best financial advisor tools will enhance your processes, save you time and money and foster connections with clients about their specific goals. Today’s technology offerings can …

Building a Top-of-the-Line Tech Stack

Building a Top-of-the-Line Tech Stack

An accessible, user-friendly tech stack is crucial to delivering the best client experience.

Investments

The Stock Market Isn’t Rigged and Consumers Are Just Fine

First off, we hope everyone had a great Memorial Day weekend. We are grateful to all those who have given the ultimate sacrifice so we can remain free and the families that hold them dear. The incredible disconnect between how people feel and what they do continues. In today’s blog I’ll explain why the stock …

Here’s Why We’re Still Pessimistic About China and Underweight Chinese Stocks

There’s been a lot of a chatter about China’s stock market recently, thanks to strong momentum. Chinese stocks (proxied by the iShares MSCI China ETF) are up over 18% over the past 5 weeks, versus a 5.5% return for the S&P 500. Of course, if you pull back the curtain to the last decade you …

A Glance at Global Valuations

Omaha in May brings value investors from around the world to the ‘Woodstock of Capitalism,’ a chance to listen to Warren Buffett opine on life and his latest investments. The event serves as a good reminder to take time to step back and look at the long term. After an April swoon, a May rebound, …

Questions to Consider During a Market Downturn

Questions to Consider During a Market Downturn

Prepare yourself, your clients and your team for the inevitable.

Financial Planning

Debra Taylor, CPA/PFS™️, JD, CDFA®️: Navigating Women’s Financial Challenges

With studies showing that women often leave advisors if not feeling connected, wealth managers must understand the importance of building relationships with female clients. Tune in to the Framework Podcast episode featuring Debra Taylor, where we explore how intentional connections with women can lead to better client retention and satisfaction.  In this episode, Ana Trujillo …

Sheryl Hickerson: Breaking Barriers in Finance

Today on Framework, we explore pathways for women in finance, mentorship, and the strength of having allies.  In this episode, Ana Trujillo Limón, Director, Coaching and Advisor Content, and guest co-host, JaQ Campbell, Founder and CEO of Alexander Legacy Private Wealth Management, speak with Sheryl Hickerson, Founder and Chief Engagement Officer at Females and Finance …

Julie Ragatz, Ph.D.: Empowering Women in Wealth Management

This week on Framework, we address how sponsorship and inclusion can empower women in wealth management. In this episode, Ana Trujillo Limón, Director, Coaching and Advisor Content, and co-host JaQ Campbell, Founder and CEO of Alexander Legacy Private Wealth Management, speak with Julie Ragatz, Ph.D., Vice President, Next Gen and Advisor Development Programs at Carson …

How SECURE 2.0 Act Shifts the Retirement Planning Landscape

How SECURE 2.0 Act Shifts the Retirement Planning Landscape

Stay on top of the shifting retirement planning picture.

M&A

Know Your Worth | Tray Wiltse

In this month’s Know Your Worth livestream, Carson’s Michael Belluomini, VP, Mergers & Acquisitions, and Jeff Harris, AVP, Mergers & Acquisitions, welcome Tray Wiltse, Managing Director & Wealth Advisor at Carson Wealth in Kansas City. They’ll go through the process of Tray selling his book of business and the factors that went into his decision.  …

What’s Your Firm Worth?

In this special web segment, Mike Wieger and Michael Belluomini, VPs of Mergers and Acquisitions, share their observations of the current M&A market, including what you need to know when evaluating your firm’s value, from growth rate and overall AUM size to fees. If you’re interested in knowing what your firm is worth, Carson Group’s …

How to Calculate and Maximize Your Financial Advisor Valuation

As you run your financial advisory practice, in the back of your mind you realize you’re building a valuable business. But do you know just how valuable? You could be pleasantly surprised. Market valuations of RIAs have roughly doubled over the past five years thanks to strong M&A demand from large-scale advisory practices, consolidators and …

The Essentials of Succession Planning for Financial Advisors

The Essentials of Succession Planning for Financial Advisors

Learn how to choose a successor and find the true value of your firm.

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