Thought Leadership for Financial Advisors

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Business insight for RIAs and fee-only FAs

Thought Leadership for Financial Advisors (TLFA) provides Registered Investment Advisors (RIA) and fee-only financial advisors with practice management insights. You can find industry luminaries presenting weekly webinars on topics such as social media, marketing, referrals, engaging the affluent, compliance, life planning, retirement planning, and succession planning.

You can attend the webinars at no cost and will be able to submit real-time questions to presenters during the live online events. If you are unable to attend a webinar live, you can also view it afterward on demand.

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Financial Planning & Investment Management: why they can coexist within one firm Lee Robertson, CEO & Chartered Wealth Manager, Investment Quorum Many feel that financial planning and investment management are uneasy companions within a financial planning firm.

Lee Robertson, CEO of Investment Quorum, outlines why they decided to combine both elements of wealth management to the overall benefit of his clients, his advisers and his firm.

In this webinar, you will learn:

· The problems encountered leading to a rationale which combines financial planning and investment management

· The journey to becoming investment managers

· The Investment Quorum proposition

· The benefits for clients, advisers and the firm

· Key issues for consideration
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Oct 14 2015 2:00 pm
45 mins
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  • Fortinet protects the most valuable assets of the largest financial services institutions across the globe. Learn how they provide high-performance protection against cyber-threats by hearing from security experts and key customers.
  • Join us for a live interactive webinar session where Paul Niederer, the CEO of the Australian Small Scale Offerings Board (ASSOB), will discuss how the world’s oldest equities crowdfunding platform has been able to remain FRAUD FREE after completing hundreds of raises in over 10 years in operation.

    Webinar viewers will learn how to identify red flags before deploying capital on equity crowdfunding or marketplace lending platforms as well as gain an understanding of “Investor Commanded Transparency”.

    A MUST-VIEW webinar for novice investors, experienced venture investors (especially FinTech investors), financial advisors, issuers, underwriters and regulators.
  • A recent report suggested that nearly half of IFAs are recommending their clients invest in multi-asset investment funds. Increased market volatility appears to have resulted in more IFAs recommending these fund solutions. Despite their rising popularity, are multi-asset funds the panacea they appear to be? Are IFAs delegating too much responsibility for risk management and investment performance when opting for multi-asset funds, instead of constructing a portfolio of single-asset class funds? In this presentation, Martin will explore the arguments for and against the use of multi-asset funds for advised investment clients. His conclusions might surprise you.
  • Pensions freedoms in the UK are now nearly 6 months old. Advisers have been adding value by helping clients make an informed decision on the choices available, but are all tools that are available to help in this process equally fit for purpose?

    Understanding how the tools work and their limitations is a critical step both in providing compliant and robust advice, and in explaining the results to clients.

    eValue explains the methodologies and limitations of the income planning tools provided to advisers to help advisers ask the right questions to become comfortable with the tools selected. The webinar covers:
    - Why the modelling risks are so important in post retirement income planning

    - The main types of forecast methodology and their limitations

    - What to look out for when choosing your income planning tool
  • Great communication starts with great listening. And great listening starts with an inner listening called Mindfulness, a simple practice done 10-20 min. a day that makes an average communicator into a great one. Transform hollow interactions into engaged, dynamic relationships by being present and in the moment. Learn why successful organizations all over the world are bringing Mindfulness to the workplace. Developing inner awareness leads to productive relationship building, sharpening crucial skills in management, improving sales & operations at successful firms. Win the trust across the spectrum of those you communicate with, from clients to colleagues, employees to senior management, in every interaction.

    You Will Learn:
    1.What Mindfulness is & why it is useful in the business world.
    2.How this simple practice enhances self-awareness, making one a potent & attentive listener.
    3.How to be 100% in the present moment, focused, free of distractions.
    4.A 5-phase process that leads to effective communication & deep trust, yielding sustainable professional & personal relationships.
    5.How Mindfulness training has been embraced across industries, including health, financial services, technology, government, journalism, entertainment, social services, think tanks, law enforcement, the military & education. (Google, Apple, Aetna, Virgin, Madison Wisconsin Police Dept, Congress, & House of Commons.)

    Can’t Miss Takeaway:
    You will:
    •Learn the daily practice of Mindfulness & how it delivers practical benefits.
    •Have access to an audio guide to a daily Mindfulness practice.
    •Receive a free on-line copy of George Kinder’s book, Transforming Suffering into Wisdom: Mindfulness & The Art of Inner Listening.

    Who Should Attend?
    Anyone who wishes to be more effective in their communication skills, with greater control, clearer focus, more patience, flexibility & skill, greater leadership & access to intuition, values, creativity, & managing stress & difficult emotions with poise.
  • With the recent rollercoaster ride that the Dow Jones Industrial Average has taken, much has been said about the future of the markets and where investors should put their money.

    From multi-asset fund strategies to interest rate decisions, listen in as Lee Robertson, CEO & Chartered Wealth Manager at Investment Quorum, shares his thoughts on the current market situation and gives his tips on how to take these changes on in stride.
  • Panacea Adviser has teamed up with ‘ThoughtLeadership Live’ and John Joe McGinley of Glassagh Consulting to produce a FREE ‘Bento for One’ webcast to support and educate advisers on how to prepare your business for the future.

    Panacea Adviser and Glassagh Consulting recently launched a new free guide for advisory practices entitled, ‘Getting Ready for the Future of Advice’.

    This webcast looks at the various tools this guide covers and will walk you through how you can future proof your business and ensure you identify, respond and develop to manage industry changes.

    We will also look at future trends and how business tools can be used to plan for the future in a positive and profitable manner.
  • If we liken funds to ships, then the largest today would most certainly resemble the largest supertankers. The biggest risk for these funds is liquidity 'draft' and 'shallow water'.

    Explore the concept of liquidity risk and why size matters (but not in a good way) with JB--fund selector, gatekeeper, CIO and author of the new book #newfundorder
  • Do you have a blog or news section on your website? Are you attracting high levels of traffic, but low numbers of leads for your firm? You're not alone! Converting website visitors to enquiries (and eventually clients) is a huge problem for many professional services firms. In this presentation, we'll talk about why this is the case, what you can do to combat it and how you can implement a full 'lead nurturing' system to keep converting visitors to clients, time and time again.
  • No matter what you call it, the process of bringing new contractors and temporary employees into your company can be challenging. Nowadays, the most inspirational companies use technology to care for and manage their contingency workforce so that everyone feels engaged and has an impact on productivity.

    Contractors and temporary employees may spend much shorter periods of time on your workforce.They may have different skill sets and be carrying out different work.They may even work on different locations to your direct employees. But they still need to be on-boarded in a way which keeps them safe and gets them productive in a timely manner.

    This presentation will bring you through the steps you should take when planning your initiation process for contractors and temporary employees.

    It advises you on your obligations as well as the kind of information you may wish to impart.

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