• 6/20/2018

Despite solid investment returns in the past couple of years, only 55% of High Net Worth individuals connect strongly with their wealth manager according to the 2018 World Wealth Report, a leading benchmark that tracks the wealth of High Net Worth individuals and the global and economic conditions that drive change in the Wealth Management industry.

By Anita Lo

  • 6/19/2018

Nationwide touts their multiple DALBAR Plan Participant Service Award wins in a new video highlighting many of the great things they are doing with their Retirement business.

By Brendan Yeager

  • 6/19/2018

New! Mobile InSIGHT Report: Innovations in the World of Mobile Optimized Web Sites. Ask us about our mobile seal award!

By Jamie Josephs

  • 6/18/2018

Microsoft study supports DALBAR findings: most US consumers consider service quality to be “very important”, service expectations continue to rise, and a majority of customers switched brands due to a poor service experience.

By Brendan Yeager

  • 6/18/2018

L.A. Times rates investor behavior and discipline as the #1 factor to help or hurt a portfolio’s return. Cites DALBAR’s Quantitative Analysis of Investor Behavior (“QAIB”) study.

By Cory Clark

  • 6/15/2018

AARP testifies at the SEC’s Investment Advisory Committee, calling for improvements to the proposed Customer Relationship Summary Form.

By Cory Clark

  • 6/14/2018

Asking for client referrals can be difficult, and in some cases puts the client in a tough spot. Understanding what's allowed under the SEC testimonial rule allows advisors to let their clients' collective voice be heard.

By Cory Clark

  • 6/14/2018

38 States now permit e-delivery of insurance documents. Expect all states to be on board within a year.

By Louis S. Harvey

  • 6/12/2018

Fidelity’s Founders Class, an opportunity to invest in visionaries has raised $65M in the Canadian marketplace in less than 2 short months. The formula is simple…invest in leaders who are innovative, client obsessed, and have skin in the game.

By Anita Lo

  • 6/11/2018

TIAA Tops Password Security - DALBAR WebMonitor Highlights Best Plan Participant Password Practices

By Susan Oberton

  • 6/7/2018

New Blog Post! Five Tips for Improving Financial Service Firms' Website Performance

By Shelley-Ann Eramo

  • 6/7/2018

Financial professionals use investor behavior study to underscore the virtue of patience and avoid investors' temptation to time the market.

By Cory Clark

  • 6/7/2018

First impressions count! DALBAR took a look at the State of the Industry with respect to Online Enrollment processes for Defined Contribution plans.

By Susan Oberton

  • 6/6/2018

SEC normalizes e-Delivery with two year window to comply. e-Delivery will become the default for regulatory documents in January 2021. Investors must be notified beforehand in prospectuses, annual and semiannual reports.

By Louis S. Harvey

  • 6/6/2018

Check out the latest e-Delivery benchmarks for an update of today’s best practices.

By Louis S. Harvey

  • 6/6/2018

What is a 408(g) Advisor?

By Susan Oberton

  • 6/5/2018

DALBAR identifies the biggest e-delivery concerns that the Financial Services industry faces

By Susan Oberton

  • 6/4/2018

New study underscores another value of service quality: Competitive advantage. “The top reason that clients fire their financial advisors is failure to return phone calls in a timely manner.”

By Louis S. Harvey

  • 6/4/2018

Five Firms Earn High Honors in Dalbar’s Analysis of Performance Reports – Congrats to #1 @MerrillLynch!

By Susan Oberton

  • 6/4/2018

One financial professional indicted ($11M), and one arrested ($8M) in New York in the last week. Both targeted elders.

The rise in financial exploitation of elders underscores the need for Registered Fiduciaries (RF™), who are thoroughly vetted professionals.

By Cory Clark

  • 5/30/2018

Simplii Financial, a direct banking brand within the Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce (CIBC), and Bank of Montreal (BMO) both announced on Monday possible security breaches. Fraudsters contacted both firms claiming that they were in possession of certain personal and financial information from the firms' client base.

A recent report by DALBAR on Authentication practices discusses key methods used to prevent disintermediation of financial assets by theft or disruption by cyber-villains who have already acquired the data necessary to threaten disintermediation.

By Anita Lo

  • 5/29/2018

InvestEdge, the leading provider of innovative financial advisory solutions, today announced it has been awarded the prestigious DALBAR Communications Seal of Excellence for Performance Reporting.

By Louis S. Harvey

  • 5/29/2018

TIAA and Northwestern University vindicated in excessive fee lawsuit. Second such suit that failed in court.

By Louis S. Harvey

  • 5/24/2018

University of Chicago to pay $6.5 million + freeze fees to settle retirement plan lawsuit. Unreasonable fees led to costly settlement. Too bad thet did not have a Certification of Reasonableness!

By Louis S. Harvey

  • 5/23/2018

Yahoo references DALBAR's QAIB in report of “5 things I Wish I Knew in My 20s”… (1) Time is your most valuable asset, (2) Investing in penny stocks doesn't usually work out well, (3) Buy-and-hold is the way to go, (4) Don't have a herd mentality, (5) The "automatic" 401(k) contribution rate is by no means enough.

By Louis S. Harvey

  • 5/22/2018

The necessary cyber security depends on the cyber services provided… new worksheet shows if your security is adequate.

By Louis S. Harvey

  • 5/22/2018

Study shows maximum reasonable cost at $1,764,000 (176 bps) for $100 million plan with high contribution levels, well balanced investments, great service.

By Louis S. Harvey

  • 4/1/2018

QAIB 2018 is now available

By Susan Oberton

  • 3/3/2018

New MobileInSIGHT report is now available

By Jamie Josephs

  • 2/27/2018

How Scottrade Could Have Avoided DoL Rule Charges

By Louis S. Harvey