Managing a Practice

Managing a Practice covers the ways that advisors can profitably and successfully run their businesses. It includes practical topics like business systems, advisor fees and client services, as well as professional development and growth strategies. Also covered are overall industry trends and ethics and compliance, as well the various service providers and vendors that advisors partner with to build, grow and manage their practices.

Managing Your Practice


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 John Iekel6/6/2017 • 0 Comments

That may seem an odd equation. And yet, a speaker at a recent retirement industry conference argues exactly that. 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 NTSA Net Staff5/30/2017 • 0 Comments

In Tech Talk, we address what makes an annuity a longevity annuity and what is unique about the latest regulations affecting them. READ MORE

By John Iekel5/19/2017 • 0 Comments

The number of workers participating in the Social Security system has risen, as has the number of people receiving benefits; however, individual retirement accounts figure very prominently as well. READ MORE

By John Iekel5/15/2017 • 0 Comments

Defined contribution plan participants who are contemplating a rollover into an IRA are looking primarily for two things: advice and control, according to a recent study. READ MORE

By Nevin Adams5/12/2017 • 0 Comments

One of the more novel legal arguments opposing the fiduciary regulation has resurfaced in an amicus (friend of the court) filing. READ MORE

By NTSA Net Staff5/11/2017 • 0 Comments

Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta says the DOL's fiduciary rule is his number one priority, and that he is actively seeking a way to freeze the rule that will “stick.” 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 John Iekel5/1/2017 • 0 Comments

There is a disconnect between knowing one should be ready for retirement and actually being so. But recent research on the subject contains good news, too. 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

A new study examines what small business owners in Connecticut think about the state’s new retirement plan and how well they grasp it. 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

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