Advisor Insight: The Power of EQ
Does EQ really matter? And what IS EQ? Is it simply about having good “people skills”? Or is it more than that? And is it worth working on and perfecting these skills? Our firm recently concluded our first Forum, collaborating with 16 advisors from various firms across the industry to help them further develop and…Read More
Advisor 2.0: What Makes the BEST Advisor
The Intangibles A few weeks ago the leader of a successful RIA we work with called me about our last blog, What Makes a GREAT Advisor. He said he completely agreed with the claim we made that if the skills, disciplines and practices addressed in that blog are mastered, you’re sure to have a highly…Read More
Advisor 2.0: What Makes a GREAT Advisor?
In July we posted a blog titled “Re-Imagining the Wealth Management Experience: Advisor2.0.” In this blog we described the fact that the experience required to be competitive in today’s wealth management landscape has evolved, requiring more breadth, depth and skill of advisors. Interestingly, this was one of the most popular blogs we have ever posted,…Read More
Re-Imagining the Wealth Management Experience: Advisor 2.0
How will you differentiate and drive growth in the modern era of wealth management? I will start out here by stating the obvious – the wealth management industry is changing, and changing at break-neck speed. But what is not so obvious is that the majority of advisors we see out there continue to prospect, serve…Read More
Best Practices from Financial Services Industry Leaders: Strategies for Achieving Differentiation and Growth
Greene Consulting recently hosted a forum with some of the best market level leaders we know in the wealth management industry to discuss some of the key opportunities and challenges facing financial services firms. These leaders who come from a variety of firms from small to large, have a unique perspective with true, “street-level knowledge”…Read More
The Adoption Challenge in Financial Planning
For over a decade, financial services firms have been working to drive the adoption and consistent implementation of financial planning by their advisors. While literally millions of dollars are spent by firms each year in the acquisition of the planning software and all the related infrastructure and support that comes along with a financial planning…Read More
New February Start Date for the Instructor-Led CFP® Certification Education Online Program
Greene Consulting, a leading financial services education and consulting firm, and the University of Georgia’s Terry College of Business, one of the top business schools in the country, announces a new start date for the next Live Instructor-Led Certified Financial Planner™ Certification Education Online class. The next class begins on Wednesday, February 24, 2016, at…Read More
What Does a CFP® Certificant Do?
One of the great benefits of the CFP® Certification is the number of doors it opens in terms of a career path. While the traditional financial planner is what most people associate with a CFP® Certificant, there are many jobs in the financial services industry you’ll see certificants working in. Below we’ve listed a few…Read More
What Changes Did the CFP Board Make to Exam Retake Limits?
In an effort to help our CFP educational program students and prospective students maintain awareness surrounding CFP Board updates and changes, we will periodically provide important news and resource updates. Most recently, the CFP Board has announced that they are changing their policy on the number of times you can attempt to take the CFP…Read More
Impacts of the 2012 CFP Board Requirements on the CFP Board Exam
A lot of people ask me how the new CFP Board Certification Education requirements will impact the actual exam. And the answer is that the new Financial Plan Development course requirement and the changes to the CFP Board exam are two separate events. How could the CFP Board possibly give a test in March 2012…Read More