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How to Maximize Industry Conferences and Events in Support of Your Growth and Distribution Efforts

Marketers for asset management firms are under continual pressure to increase efficiency of marketing spends and demonstrate ROI for every expense incurred. For those in the start-up and boutique end of the business, this pressure can be stifling. In our work with chief marketing officers, sales and distribution managers and others responsible for business growth at investment management firms, they constantly wrestle with how to capitalize on the opportunities that industry events present. To...

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Professionalizing the Financial Advice Industry: Panel Weighs In, Part 2

Last week we published the first installment of our Q&A series discussing the professionalization of the financial advice industry with three thought leaders. Today, we bring you part two with more insight from Blaine Aikin, CFP®, CFA®, AIFA®, executive chairman of Fi360, whose firm runs the credentialing of the AIF® and AIFA® designations; Pete Maher, CFA®, the most recent past-president of the CFA Society of Philadelphia; and Cary Carbonaro, Managing Director at United Capital, a...

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Professionalizing the Financial Advice Industry: Panel Weighs In, Part 1

Here at Gregory FCA, we are fortunate to work closely with a variety of firms in the wealth management and financial advice business. On the backdrop of the fiduciary rule debate, the drive to do more to professionalize the financial advice business and create a lasting standard for investor protection has never been stronger. Over the last 20 years working with RIA firms, investment managers, broker-dealers and more, we have heard from a lot...

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United Capital’s Joe Duran captivates at Disrupt Advice 2017

Joe Duran, Founder and CEO of United Capital, took the stage at the Disrupt Advice conference in New York yesterday afternoon to explain how financial advisors can stay relevant as technology and evolving investor demands continue to revolutionize the industry. Many conference attendees were there to capture the speech on social media. Take a look below to see our Storify of the best tweets! [View the story “Joe Duran captivates crowd at Disrupt Advice” on Storify

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What a Difference a Year Makes…

This week, those involved in the ETF industry descend upon Chicago for the annual Morningstar ETF Conference. If the attendance and size of sponsorship presence is any indicator, the outlook is still strongly bullish for ETFs ─ but that’s not to say that there aren’t naysayers in different corners of the industry. Just six weeks ago, hedge fund luminary Paul Singer joined the chorus of those who have said that the gigantic push into...

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Comedy and public relations have more in common than you think

For more than 10 years, I’ve moonlighted as a stand-up comedian. (And I do mean moonlighted, having sat patiently at open mics into the wee hours of the night just to tell jokes for three minutes.) Having worked as a journalist or PR professional by day, I’d invest my spare time by night trying to make strangers laugh.  And, while I’m mostly a local performer in Philadelphia, I have managed to open for some...

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Jump out of your summer slump with these financial quizzes

As vacations wind down and school is about to be back in session, it’s important to take a step back from what might have been a summer slowdown (not so much over here at Gregory FCA) and get your brain back on track for the remainder of the year. In order to help you refocus, our team created a few fun quizzes to jog your memory on what’s going on in the world of financial...

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Taking sports sponsorships to the next level

What do life insurance and rugby have in common? On the surface, it might not seem like there are many similarities that intertwine the two, but there is one company out there taking the connection to the next level. Earlier this summer, the Penn Mutual Collegiate Rugby Championship (CRC) took place outside of Philadelphia. Through a multi-year title sponsorship, Penn Mutual has made its name synonymous with the rising sport. But why would a...

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Financial Emojis in Honor of World Emoji Day

Today is World Emoji Day! To celebrate, we at Gregory FCA are giving you the ultimate guide to financial Emojis. To start, here a few events that have shaped the financial landscape so far in 2017: Brexit Dow 20,000 Federal Reserve raises rates Trump rally French election And finally, some common financial terms for your enjoyment: Warren Buffett Janet Yellen Market Volatility Roboadvisor Earnings season   Estate planning Global economy Bear vs Bull Student loan...

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#InVest2017 Preview: Talking fintech trends in the Big Apple

This week, Gregory FCA is headed back to the InVest 2017 conference in New York City, coordinated by our friends at SourceMedia. InVest brings together the sharpest minds in the fintech space for a two-day event. This year’s lineup promises to cover pressing industry conversations, such as advisors’ role in the digital age, understanding the digital client experience, the role of artificial intelligence in wealth management and much more. Our colleague Jimmy Moock attended the...

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