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We Can’t Agree On Anything

Nothing is more exasperating than watching a group of smart, qualified, intelligent executives deliberate about a key strategy, and fail to reach an agreement. In frustration, the team turns to the CEO to make the decision. Yet this is counterproductive, as whatever the CEO decides, some of the team will resent – and that resentment […]

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Financial Advisors under Scrutiny from the RoboPolice

Financial Advisors are already under the most intense scrutiny. Never have their every move, decision, interaction with clients been analyzed to this degree. And it’s going to get worse. Photo Cred: The Protection Booth Podcast   Regulatory authorities are now considering the use of artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning tools to enforce regulatory compliance. […]

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Behavioralizing Advisors & Financial Planning

“Identifying each person’s financial personality regarding how that drives decision making, will reduce costly complaints.” Leon Morales, DNA Behavior International [The Institute for Innovation Development interview series invites innovation experts, innovative business leaders and emerging FinTech companies to talk to our readers about their latest innovation activities. The series seeks to learn from innovative business […]

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Solving The Dangerous Voids in Risk Profiling

No doubt, intense discussions surrounding risk tolerance and behavioral finance are on the rise. Michael Kitces, who writes the Nerds Eye View Blog, has written a very good summary on the state of play regarding risk tolerance questionnaires in his article: The Sorry State of Risk Profiling Questionnaires for Advisors. Michael articulates various risk factors […]

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Compliance Issues the DOJ Isn’t Telling You About

We make decisions in different ways – but most are driven by our natural biases. These biases can affect an Advisor’s ability to recommend the appropriate options for clients, setting them up for a potential compliance issue. Natural Behavioral Biases also can affect the client’s ability to understand and make rational decisions. Psychologists Daniel Kahneman, […]