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Fresh, ripe but just the same. Differentiation is the advisor's big challenge.

Why advisors fail to close prospects -- according to advisors
Trust, transparency and excluding traits remain problems but standing out in the crowd is hardest of all: Differentiation

Wednesday 12.17.14
Jack Waymire: Our cause for concern was the number of advisors who did not appear to have accessible compliance records.

Can advisors keep their dirty compliance laundry in the closet thanks to lack of NASAA, SEC and FINRA coordination?
Mostly not but Jack Waymire and Brian Hamburger flesh out the issue with the right questions and answers

Friday 9.19.14
Mike Alfred: If we tell people they can't engage until they pay, then we're losing 90% of the people from the start.

Brightscope lets advisors get basic entry to its Advisor Pages for free, talks Morningstar deal and pencils in an IPO for about 2017
After two years, less than 1,000 advisors paid for the website and BrightScope hopes free is a better price-point for some

Thursday 12.12.13
Jack Waymire: Advisors still have to win to make money. Most advisors do what it takes to win.

Why a reputation of shadiness persists in the financial advisory industry
Quite literally the truth never sees the full light of day -- and clients and quality advisors pay a price for it

Monday 9.30.13
Mike Alfred: We're showing sensitivity here.

How BrightScope plans to publicize RIA advisory fees fairly amid all those onion layers
One competitor is convinced the Alfreds are merely rewarding fee obfuscation but the San Diego iconoclasts refuse to be discouraged

Friday 4.12.13
Jack Waymire: Investors are supposed to believe [Barron's picks] produce superior results because they are responsible for large amounts of assets.

Does Barron's really have a bead on the best financial advisors in America?
The famed Top Advisor Rankings by State is an established and influential ranking but its criteria are murky and therefore misleading, according to this veteran who also vets RIAs

Thursday 3.21.13
Jack Waymire: Wall Street does not want advisors to have track records.

6 reasons why RIAS can't -- or don't want to -- have track records
If clients are confused by myriad FA titles they're baffled as to why advisors can't can't produce their investment histories

Tuesday 7.3.12
Frank Troise: There's exceptional demand. We just don't have enough advisors on the platform.

How one firm is supposedly cracking the lead generation code to the tune of 50,000 advisors supplied -- by, for now, not trying to create referrals
Investor Watchdog, FreeRetirementReport and Vestorly are among the firms seeing growth but are grappling with vetting issues -- of both advisors and clients

Thursday 6.21.12
Jack Waymire: Mathematicians are not chief investment officers, analysts or portfolio managers.

Online RIAs will mostly fail -- and here are 10 reasons why
Firms like Personal Capital, Covestor and Betterment are garnering both media attention and big VC bucks -- but backers severely underestimate the tie between investor and advisor

Thursday 5.24.12
Jack Waymire: Type B advisors should provide a form that investors use to obtain information from Type A advisors. Any advisor who refuses to complete the form is automatically excluded from further consideration.

How analytical advisors can finally supercede salesy advisors
In an era of transparency a new type of advisor gets the edge, but it starts with deliberate documentation and arming the prospect

Wednesday 4.11.12
Shawn Tierney: BrightScope is big. But how well known are they among investors? It seems they're just big among the financial community.

Third-party advisor review sites vie for attention from investors and advisors
Paladin Registry will launch website next year aimed at luring investors on a daily basis

Tuesday 11.15.11
Jack Waymire: Given a choice -- and most of the time investors are not given this choice -- how would they compensate advisors they are dependent on for specialized knowledge, advice, and services.

Should I dump my securities licenses?
The cons -- and mostly pros -- of moving from the the B-D to RIA or IAR model

Thursday 11.10.11

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