Big Ticks: The Best Stories For Professionals This Week
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Big Ticks: The Best Stories For Professionals This Week

August 17, 2019
by Tony Vidler  CFP logo   CLU logo  ChFC logo 

Information, ideas, tips…the articles for professional advisers which I spotted this week that generate fresh thinking or a deeper understanding of issues are provided here as a quick readers digest for professionals who are looking ahead.

These are the highlights from the week that you should stop and read, as they are the best I’ve seen.

There is so much good information for professional services made available each week, much of which I share, that it is very easy to forget to pause and reflect.

Each week I select the best handful and give them Tony’s BIG Ticks as being the ones that made me pause and reflect, or think further.   They are sometimes thought-provoking, perhaps insightful, maybe a great sales or marketing idea or sometimes just incredibly topical.

The picks for professionals have been:


By @davegrant82

6 years into his own practice one adviser shares the story of his crisis of confidence in setting a chunky minimum fee level, and what the client reactiions were, and how it panned out…



Fee Severability: The Next Big Issue In The Regulation Of Financial Planner Compensation
By @MichaelKitces

A thoughtful article on the different types of adviser compensation; the risks they present to advisers, consumers and regulators; and; where regulatory intervention and market forces may lead to



An Auditors View Of Conflicted Advice
By @FinStd

Disclose: This may very well be the easiest of the options available in terms of effort , but as we’ve said before, disclosure is not enough. As with most things in life, the easiest option isn’t always the best….”

Some great perspectives, and tips, in this.



What Suitability Means To The FCA
By @suitabilityguys

In working with principles-based rergulation there is plenty of room for doubt as to what is appropriate process, but check out the presentation from Craig Saunders on how to figure out whether you are covering the suitability question:

Download Craig’s presentation slides here



The Future-Ready Financial Adviser
By @granthicks77

Future-Ready Financial Advisors focus on the Five T’s: Technology, transparency, time off, total revenue per client and transferable value…

Some great observations from Grant on what the best prepared advisers are focussing upon in the face of radical industry transformation…



Share them around please…they are too good to keep to yourself!  


P.S.  My best this week?  I think it was

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