Practice Management

Practice Management focuses on how to successfully and profitably run an advisory practice, including topics like client services, financial reporting, capital investments, hiring and managing people and integrating vendor partners, as well as the nuts and bolts of the business, like insurance and risk management.

 

 

Practice Management

Practice Management

By Nevin Adams 6/20/2017 • 0 Comments

With little fanfare and precious little notice, come July 1, 2017, broker-dealers and advisors doing business in Nevada will be subjected to a new fiduciary standard. READ MORE

By NTSA Net Staff6/19/2017 • 0 Comments

In MarketBeat, we discuss a blog post concerning one of the FAQs the DOL recently issued about the fiduciary rule that “raises some significant issues” for broker-dealers and RIAs. READ MORE

By NTSA Net Staff6/19/2017 • 0 Comments

The DOL fiduciary rule — at least significant parts of it — has now been implemented. A recent analysis offers an assessment of where things stand. READ MORE

By NTSA Net Staff6/14/2017 • 0 Comments

The IRS has updated the list of 403(b) pre-approved retirement plans that have received a favorable opinion or advisory letter communicating that the plan satisfies the requirements of Internal Revenue Code Section 403(b). READ MORE

By NTSA Net Staff6/13/2017 • 0 Comments

Help shape the 2018 NTSA Summit Fly-In by participating in our interactive online polling tool where you decide the content for next year’s event. READ MORE

By John Iekel6/9/2017 • 0 Comments

It’s heeeeere. But for many practitioners, practices and firms that read the tea leaves, the fiduciary rule already has shaped what they do and how they do it. READ MORE

By Ted Godbout6/9/2017 • 0 Comments

The House approved legislation on June 8 that seeks to repeal major provisions of the Dodd-Frank Act, as well as the DOL’s now-effective fiduciary rule. READ MORE

By NTSA Net Staff6/6/2017 • 0 Comments

In MarketBeat, we provide a blog post by Fred Reish in which he discusses what the new fiduciary rule means for newly minted fiduciary advisors. READ MORE

By Ray Harmon6/6/2017 • 0 Comments

A bill that would repeal some of the major provisions of Dodd-Frank and the DOL’s fiduciary rule will move to the House floor for a vote; however, its chances in the Senate are bleak. READ MORE

By John Iekel5/3/2017 • 0 Comments

A Social Security Administration issue paper examines the similarities and differences between Social Security benefits and annuities, and the factors determining lifetime retirement income. READ MORE

By NTSA Net Staff5/1/2017 • 0 Comments

In Tech Talk, Susan Diehl offers suggestions on how a school district should respond to an annuity company that wants to decide who its representative shall be, when the district already recognizes a vendor as that company’s representative. READ MORE

By NTSA Net Staff4/27/2017 • 0 Comments

As concerns about cybersecurity proliferate, a state securities regulator is considering changes that would impose new requirements on financial advisers and broker-dealers. READ MORE

By Nevin Adams 4/27/2017 • 0 Comments

Unveiling President Trump’s tax reform proposal April 26, Gary Cohn, Trump’s chief economic advisor and director of the National Economic Council, said that “retirement savings will be protected.” READ MORE

By NTSA Net Staff4/20/2017 • 0 Comments

Plan sponsors believe that targeted education works — but a new survey finds that they are not acting on those convictions. READ MORE

By Nevin Adams4/17/2017 • 0 Comments

Among other changes, the American Retirement Association has requested that the Labor Department change the Best Interest Contract (BIC) Exemption to eliminate reliance on the plaintiffs’ bar as an enforcement mechanism. READ MORE

By NTSA Net Staff4/11/2017 • 0 Comments

In MarketBeat, Kimberly Flett writes that despite the delay in the fiduciary rule’s applicability, plan sponsors, investors and advisers should be aware of its important components and prepare. READ MORE

By NTSA Net Staff4/11/2017 • 0 Comments

In Tech Talk, Susan Diehl tells us what happens if a client who moves funds from an optional retirement program to a 457 and segregates his rollover money retires early and pulls the segregated money. READ MORE

By John Iekel4/7/2017 • 0 Comments

“I would encourage caution among policymakers when considering dramatic changes to retirement policy for tax policy purposes,” former Sen. Kent Conrad (D-ND) told a Senate committee on April 5. READ MORE

By John Iekel4/6/2017 • 0 Comments

An April 5 session of the Enrolled Actuaries meeting in Washington, D.C., cosponsored by the American Academy of Actuaries and the Conference of Consulting Actuaries, concerned the effort to address and foster employees’ financial wellness. READ MORE

By NTSA Net Staff4/4/2017 • 0 Comments

In Tech Talk, Sue Diehl tells us what happens if a retired pastor dies before his RMD is taken for that year and if it can be deemed a housing allowance since it will be withdrawn post-death. READ MORE

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