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Proactively Addressing Change in the Financial Services Industry

Posted: October 10, 2017 By : Knowledge Bureau Staff
Posted in: Strategic Thinking , Financial Planning, Financial Advisor, investments, knowledge bureau, Evelyn Jacks, distinguished advisor conference, paul bates, financial services, financial education, entrepreneur, innovative thinking, thought leadership, financial advice, future-proof, business development, leadership, wealth manager, insurance advisor, insurance broker, Todd Hynes, ivari, insurance benefits, insurance options

It’s undeniable that the financial advisory and insurance industries will face dramatic changes in the upcoming weeks, months and years. Two distinguished speakers at this year’s Distinguished Advisor Conference (DAC) in Kelowna, November 5 – 8, will challenge you to think about two key issues:  people matter in a contentious world and the prescriptive sales process just doesn’t work anymore.

Distinguished Advisor Conference: Young Advisors Award Winners Announced!

Posted: September 25, 2017 VIA: Knowledge Bureau
Posted in: Strategic Thinking , DAC, Financial Advisor, knowledge bureau, Evelyn Jacks, distinguished advisor conference, tax courses, tax education, financial education, financial conference, post-secondary education, financial advice, Canadian conference, Distinguished Young Advisor Awards, Manulife, HollisWealth, wealth advisor, Joseph Alfie, Jonathan Earle, continuing education, Certified Financial Planner

Knowledge Bureau and Manulife are pleased to announce that Joseph Alfie (left), B.Com., CFP®, of Myriad Private Wealth/HollisWealth in Montreal, Quebec, and Jonathan Earle, B.Sc, P.Eng, MBA, CFP®, CIM®, a financial advisor with Bell Financial/Manulife Securities Incorporated in Aurora, Ontario, have been selected as the 2017 winners of THE DAC YOUNG ADVISORS AWARD, to be awarded at the Distinguished Advisor Conference (DAC) in Kelowna, B.C., November 5 - 8.

Will Robo-Advisors Threaten the Future of Your Financial Services Business?

Posted: September 01, 2017 VIA: Knowledge Bureau
Posted in: Strategic Thinking , Tax Planning, investments, relationship management, retirement planning, financial advisors, wealth management, tax advisors, financial services, investment advice, entrepreneur, innovative thinking, thought leadership, financial advice, future-proof, robo-advisors, value proposition, artificial intelligence, cyborgs, high-net-worth clients, complex financial issues, customer relationships, holistic advice, growing your business

As a financial advisor, you rely on technology to do your job effectively, but it’s also a disruptor in the industry these days. Robo-advisors are a force to be reckoned with, offering automated services that provide low-cost advice. Are they turning financial advice into a commodity? Will you be priced out of the market? How can you compete with robo-advisors?