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What is a Virtual Ensemble?

04-Apr-2017

Brent Hicks, Investment Advisor: What is a Virtual ..

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Compassion Fatigue. “Many advisors are suffering from too much emotional involvement.”

07-Mar-2017

Its symptoms can include apathy, a feeling of isolation, and emotional ..

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Watch as this Advisor Undergoes a Practice Makeover in Real Time

07-Feb-2017

Have you had a chance to take a look at this series online yet?

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A Fresh Look

03-Jan-2017

"FocusPoint Solutions' business consulting and transition teams helped ..

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Create Your Ideal Lifestyle Practice Webinar Replay

06-Dec-2016

Are you seeking a lifestyle practice? On April 24, FocusPoint presented..

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Webinar: Empowering Advisors to Go Independent: Creating Your Plan and Putting it in Motion Replay

08-Nov-2016

In conjunction with Breakaway Advisors Symposium, FocusPoint Solutions ..

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Webinar: How Outsourcing Your Back Office Could Be the Best Business Decision You Ever Make Replay

11-Oct-2016

In conjunction with the Emerging Advisor Symposium, FocusPoint Solution..

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The Long Ranger

13-Sep-2016

"Thanks to the services and the systems we have access to, I can work f..

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Virtual Made Easy: Brent Hicks has created a business model that others want to adopt.

09-Aug-2016

Virtual Ensembles, "Hitting The Wall," and why traditional advisory fir..

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About David X

05-Jul-2016

From commissions to fees; to adopting a system that kept things simple ..

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Want to see a comprehensive list?

01-Oct-2013

We've created a new piece which outlines our three levels of service. ..

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FocusPoint Solutions has partnered with the Breakaway Advisors Symposium

01-Jun-2012

The #1 obstacle to making the decision is fear of the unknown. More th..

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FocusPoint Solutions has partnered with the Emerging RIA Association and The Emerging Advisors Symposium

01-Apr-2012

You became a financial advisor to work with customers and build a busin..

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A Progress Report on Fee-Based Business

01-Feb-2007

The move to fees is occurring across all industry channels with broker/..

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Time Warp

01-May-2006

Virtually every survey of advisors indicates that the majority of them ..

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Missing the Mark

01-Mar-2006

HAVE YOU EVER WONDERED why certain things in our industry become genera..

What Our Advisors are Saying

Advisor Comments

“I remember vividly realizing I needed to make a change when I had a new client who had transferred over from a friend of mine. The prior advisor hadn’t had his eye on the business in the last year or so he was a broker. My new client owned some extremely poorly rated bond funds by that point—no matter which rating system you use—and I wanted to switch those out for a couple other much more reputable funds. When everything was said and done, I received an email from my IBD’s compliance department wondering how on earth I could have justified transferring from one bond fund to another. Rather than sending something back with some basic reasoning, I put together a 5-page email. In it I explained thoroughly my planning and review process, that if you took any time to look at things you would see the justification.

Don’t get me wrong—it wasn’t the compliance department at my IBD—it was the compliance environment everywhere. In my view, everything someone did to generate a commission, unless it was coming from cash, was questioned.”

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