Envestnet outlines three key reasons why investors who work with professional financial advisors can increase the probability of achieving their goals more than do-it-yourself investors.
Planning is a powerful tool to help investors succeed and achieve better outcomes. The table below highlights the benefits of planning taken from a study on retirement planning among Americans over age 50.
This Vanguard Research Insight piece explains why, when adding value is the goal, advisors may be better served by changing their performance benchmark from the market’s return to the returns that investors might achieve on their own, without professional guidance.
One of the easiest and most direct ways for advisors to give back to their communities is to provide pro bono financial planning services, and the Foundation for Financial Planning is set up to help them do exactly that.
Stricter regulations, downward pressure on fees, and technological innovations are forcing financial advisors to enhance their value by building deeper relationships with clients, according to a paper from Vanguard Investment Strategy Group.
Systematic implementation—commonly referred to as dollar-cost averaging—might provide some protection against regret but at the cost of higher returns.
While anticipating what the future of financial advising might look like can be helpful, it’s more important to be part of the catalyst driving the change by leveraging advanced technology to offer smarter, quicker, more tailored advice.