Inflation Is Last Year’s Problem and Stocks Love It

In my opinion, the June inflation report was picture perfect. The consumer price index (CPI) fell 0.1% in June, which was below expectations. Core CPI, which strips out the volatile food and energy components, rose just 0.1%. These were below expectations, and combined with April and May data, reverses the “heat” we saw in the …

Know Your Worth | Jacqueline Martinez

Jacqueline Martinez, Managing Partner at Alaris Acquisitions, joins Carson’s Michael Belluomini, VP, Mergers & Acquisitions, and Jeff Harris, AVP, Mergers & Acquisitions, as they dive into the transition process that takes place after an M&A deal. Topics of Discussion: How do you narrow the universe of potential buyers for a seller? Talk a bit about …

Carson Investment Research Releases Midyear Outlook 2024: Eyes on the Prize

Carson Investment Research has released its Midyear Outlook 2024: Eyes on the Prize. It’s been quite a year so far, with continued job market strength (although with some slowing), strong earnings growth, and stock gains that surprised many to the upside, outpacing even our out-of-consensus views for continued market strength. As we put together the …

Business Management

Samantha Allen: How AI is Transforming Digital Marketing

How can financial advisors best leverage AI to revolutionize their digital marketing efforts? In this episode, Ana Trujillo Limón, Director, Coaching and Advisor Content, welcomes Samantha Allen, Senior Vice President of Digital Marketing at Carson Group, to explore the intersection of digital marketing and the financial services industry. Samantha shares her unique journey from advertising …

Being Prepared for the Unexpected: What to Consider in Building a Key Person Continuity Plan

I once knew an advisor who went out of state on vacation. She had an accident so severe it required several rounds of surgery. She was unable to come home for some time. While she had a small staff, she was the only advisor, and there wasn’t anyone else licensed to serve as a backup …

A Different Kind of Growth: How Carson Helped One Partner Go from Advisor to CEO

Joel Worsfold partnered with Carson because he was looking for a more streamlined client experience, a better tech stack than his broker-dealer offered, practice management tools for dealing with his more complex clients’ financial plans and improved advisor operations for behind-the-scenes support. With Carson in his corner, Joel’s business was growing faster than it ever …

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

Inflation Is Last Year’s Problem and Stocks Love It

In my opinion, the June inflation report was picture perfect. The consumer price index (CPI) fell 0.1% in June, which was below expectations. Core CPI, which strips out the volatile food and energy components, rose just 0.1%. These were below expectations, and combined with April and May data, reverses the “heat” we saw in the …

Carson Investment Research Releases Midyear Outlook 2024: Eyes on the Prize

Carson Investment Research has released its Midyear Outlook 2024: Eyes on the Prize. It’s been quite a year so far, with continued job market strength (although with some slowing), strong earnings growth, and stock gains that surprised many to the upside, outpacing even our out-of-consensus views for continued market strength. As we put together the …

Here’s Our Midyear Outlook

Carson’s midyear outlook “Eyes on The Prize” is out now! How do you balance immediate market reactions with overarching economic indicators? What strategies can help investors stay focused amidst market noise? In this episode, Ryan Detrick, Chief Market Strategist at Carson Group & Sonu Varghese, VP, Global Macro Strategist at Carson Group, dive into their …

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 | Jacqueline Martinez

Jacqueline Martinez, Managing Partner at Alaris Acquisitions, joins Carson’s Michael Belluomini, VP, Mergers & Acquisitions, and Jeff Harris, AVP, Mergers & Acquisitions, as they dive into the transition process that takes place after an M&A deal. Topics of Discussion: How do you narrow the universe of potential buyers for a seller? Talk a bit about …

Know Your Worth | Laura Delaney

In this month’s Know Your Worth livestream, Carson’s Michael Belluomini, VP, Mergers & Acquisitions, and Jeff Harris, AVP, Mergers & Acquisitions, welcome Laura Delaney, Vice President, Practice Management & Consulting, at Fidelity. They’ll go through a macro overview of the M&A landscape, including how 2023 shook out, the trends so far this year and more.  …

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.  …

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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