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Life Health Pro: “IMOs take on enhanced sales role under the new DOL rule”


An historic reluctance to deal with federal regulators is apparently slowing the ability of the insurance industry to properly comply with the Department of Labor’s new fiduciary standard as of the April 2017 deadline. Read Full Article

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InsuranceNewsNet: “6 IMOs Apply for ‘Financial Institution’ Status Under DOL Rule”


Six independent marketing organizations, or IMOs, have applied to the Department of Labor’s Office of Exemption Determinations to become a “financial institution.” Read Full Article

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Life Health Pro: “Unchartered waters: Why this IMO is seeking FI status under DOL rule”


Since the Department of Labor handed down its fiduciary rule, the industry has been abuzz about the outlook for insurance-only producers who sell fixed indexed annuities through independent marketing organizations. The reason: The rule doesn’t include IMOs in its definition of a “financial institution.” Read Full Article

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Life Health Pro: “Consistency is key for bringing new advisors up to speed”


The greatest piece of advice I could provide is to create and document or plug into an existing proven, streamlined and documented financial planning process that is repeatable for each client you work with. Read Full Article

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Financial Planning: “Why online virtual meetings are gaining favor”


Eric Roberge, founder of Beyond Your Hammock, a Boston registered investment adviser, says that he uses virtual discussions for 95% of client and prospect meetings, citing their flexibility. Read Full Article

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Bankrate: “Fed minutes: Jobs surprise, Brexit worry”


The government’s last jobs report gave the Federal Reserve’s rate-setting panel a jolt that set off worries about the health of the job market. Read Full Article

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MDRT: “7 steps to prepare for the DOL rule”


MDRT member Jason Smith offers tips for preparing for compliance with the U.S. Department of Labor’s fiduciary rule. Read Full Article

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Financial Planning: “Factor in this approach when building client portfolios”


As the debate between active and passive management rages on, there has been more interest in a hybrid approach to building a portfolio using a factor-based approach. Read Full Article

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Life & Health Advisor: “
The Emergence of the Holistic Advisor”


The overwhelming growth trend of independent RIAs and dually licensed firms continues to be an undeniable force in the financial industry. Read Full Article

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U.S. News & World Report: “Should a Financial Guru be Dictating Your Money Matters?”


They have baby steps, checklists and books galore, but is it really a smart idea to follow the advice of a budgeting superstar? Read Full Article

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