Retaining Female Clients

How not to get fired…

When you work for someone – large corporation or small business, there is always the chance that someday you might be fired. It could be due to any number of reasons – economic downturn, poor sales, obsolete product or even more robust competition. Sadly, you may never know the real reason. When you work for…

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You hate it – so why do it to your clients?

There was a time when asset firms trying to sell their products to financial advisors was the norm. They’d show up with a PowerPoint presentation on their newest fund and talk factor investing, management style, star-studded returns and they’d tout the portfolio manager du jour. If your supplier is still flogging their products that way,…

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Adapt or Perish!

Recently I visited the Fram Museum in Norway. It is a fascinating museum dedicated to telling the story of Norwegian polar exploration through artifacts, maps, diaries and journals. One display in particular caught my eye – it featured a quote from a letter written by an explorer – it stated, “you have to adapt or…

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Till Death (or Incapacity) Do Us Part

Since 65% of all healthcare workers are women, and women in general make 80% of the healthcare decisions on behalf of their families, wouldn’t it stand to reason that they should play a significant role in the healthcare profession? One would think, yet sadly, only 30% of the people in senior management positions in healthcare…

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Advisors who “Get It” Will Eat Your Lunch

When my kids were young, their favorite book was “Princess Backwards.” It’s the story of a princess who lived in a land where everything was done backwards, while she walked and talked forward. However, since she was “different”, they called her Princess Backwards. Of course, in the end, she saved the kingdom and the moral…

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Women – Can’t Live With Them, Can’t Live Without Them. What’s an Advisor to Do?

When Desiderius Erasmus, a 15th century philosopher and humanist, penned those words he most certainly wasn’t referring to financial advisors. Rather he was making a broad observation that while men and women are very different, often leading to misunderstandings and even conflict – the world would be a poorer place without them. Little did he…

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