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Markets are roiling and stocks are off to their worst start to a New Year in history. With oil prices plunging and the Chinese stock market causing a global sell-off, clients may become increasingly agitated as they see their investment performance declining.

Concerned investors can easily lose track of the importance of maintaining a long-term outlook. We all know the damage a hasty response can wreak on an investment plan. The challenge for advisors is to keep anxious clients focused on their long-term goals while guiding them through the turbulent periods.

As an advisor, these challenging times can present unique opportunities. Now more than ever, clients will listen to you and heed your advice for diversification and prudent planning. Such times can provide you with the opportunity to help clients understand that market corrections, while unpleasant, are a natural and inevitable part of the market cycle.

And market downturns like the one we are currently...

What’s the value of managed money in 401(k)s?

41% of advisors who attended the Genius Session said advisor knoweldge is the biggest hurdle for managed strategies in 401(k) plans.

For much of its 30-year history, the 401(k) industry has been slow to respond to the needs of plan participants....

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Trust Company of America First Quarter Recap

The “Big Mo” kept rolling Trust Company of America’s way in the first quarter of 2014, as the firm closed the first quarter of 2014 with solid growth in new advisor arrangements, ...

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Investment Advisors Corp. Adds Trust Company of America’s Custodial Platform to its Suite of Services for Advisors

Yesterday, Trust Company of America announced that it has entered a strategic relationship with Investment Advisors Corp. (IAC), a Registered Investment Advisor with more than 120 investment advisor...

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How to Attract Talent to Grow Your Firm

The RIA channel has enjoyed tremendous growth in recent years. From 2008-2012, more than 4,000 advisors wirehouses and large advisor firms to join the ranks of Registered Investment Advisors, ...

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