Practice Management Archives - Creative Edge

BREAKING NEWS: 5th Circuit Court Denies Motions by AARP, States

The Fifth Circuit Court has denied the motions to intervene with the Department of Labor Fiduciary Rule filed on April 26, 2018, by the American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) and the states of California, New York and Oregon. The motions were a last-ditch attempt to salvage the Department of Labor’s Fiduciary Rule. With the… Read More


SEC Proposes New Rule for Broker-Dealers

On Wednesday, April 18, the SEC proposed a best-interest standard for broker-dealers. Under this proposed standard, broker-dealers and associated persons would be required to adhere to the best interest of the client and to develop policies and procedures to mitigate and disclose conflicts of interest. It would also prohibit BDs and associated persons from holding… Read More


Advisor grows practice by 229%. See how.

How one advisor went from the daily grind to focusing on relationships with his clients Matt Green, an independent advisor, changed the entire way he does business because of ChangePath, a turnkey asset management platform (TAMP). Matt’s comprehensive practice lost one of its key personnel, but that didn’t stop Matt from having a record year…. Read More


Complimentary Retirement Planning Software for CreativeOne Agents

Learn about the 2018 Income Maximizer (IMAX) Updates SIGN ME UP » As a CreativeOne agent, you have complimentary access to our Income Maximizer (IMAX) software. With the New Year comes change, and IMAX has several updates we want to share with you including: How to uncover potential Roth conversion opportunities using IMAX’s new Bracket… Read More


The Conversation before the Conversation: RSVP Today

Hear from Eleanor Johnson, CPA, CLU, CGMA & National VP of Institutional Sales at John Hancock about how to create a common dialogue that motivates clients to incorporate life insurance into their planning, while at the same time revealing assets and future sales opportunities. Welcome to: The Conversation before the Conversation. Tuesday, March 20 8:30 a.m…. Read More


Who really is Jonathan Lee? Hear what he can do to your practice.

Acclaimed speaker and CEO of the Foundation for Financial Education, Jonathan Lee, visited more than 40 sales offices around the country in 2017, and he’s ready to share what he’s learned with you, if you’re ready to listen to his advice. Why not come and hear what he has to say? Lee has experience turning his… Read More


In-Person IMAX Training

Join us for a live 1 1/2 day in-person event in Scottsdale, Arizona hosted by Thomas Gold Solutions. Super charge your knowledge of Income Maximizer. 10 hours of software education and appointment training. Small class size, 14 attendees max, breakfast & lunch included. Multiple locations and dates for your convenience. March – Scottsdale (March 22-23,… Read More


Meet Matt. He Lost But He Ultimately Won.

A story’s worth a million words. Rather than tell you about ChangePath’s effect on a hypothetical firm, we thought we’d show you a real advisor, Matt, talking about what it did for him. Matt Green had $15 million in assets under management (AUM). Then he lost a key operations person. But — as the cliché goes —… Read More


Fall Into a New BD Relationship

There’s no time like the present to evaluate your future. The next broker-dealer offer awaits you. Fall’s here, and thus the time many advisors are evaluating their bd relationships … is it still symbiotic for both parties? For some advisors, yes. However, some are left in the aftermath of bd acquisitions who have continually brought… Read More


Growing the Next Generation of Professionals

Our profession is facing one of the greatest challenges it has ever seen. With the decrease of insurance professionals and qualified wealth managers, our pool of industry professionals is shrinking. In this decade, we’ve witnessed the number of U.S. financial advisors falling for five consecutive years.1 Unfortunately, with the lack of advisors in the marketplace,… Read More