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The Coming Challenges For Financial Advisors And Asset Managers

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The Institute for Innovative Development interview series seeks to learn from innovative business leaders, uncover innovation best practices and discover how to apply these insights in the financial services industry. They recently sat down with Dan Sondhelm and asked for his real-world perspective on the major challenges and trends in the financial services industry.

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Fintech firms still see a future for fiduciary compliance tools

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For many months, the DOL fiduciary rule was supposed to change the way advisors work with clients. Now that the implementation has been delayed and could be potentially rescinded, was the effort all for naught? Dan Sondhelm and other industry pros weigh in.

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Top Low-Cost Educational Resources for Fund Marketers Mutual Fund Wire

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When a boutique firm’s primary business is the institutional or high net-worth marketplace, some executives would rather pay for investment research over mutual fund industry research. That may be a mistake. There is a cost to not keeping up with industry trends and understanding your competition to make decisions around growth. Good thing there are plenty of good free and low-cost resources available that will help firms better understand the industry and their opportunity in it, according to this contribution by Dan Sondhelm.

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Top Low-Cost Educational Resources for Fund Marketers

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When a boutique firm’s primary business is the institutional or high net-worth marketplace, some executives would rather pay for investment research over mutual fund industry research. That may be a mistake. There is a cost to not keeping up with industry trends and understanding your competition to make decisions around growth. Good thing there are plenty of good free and low-cost resources available that will help firms better understand the industry and their opportunity in it, according to this contribution by Dan Sondhelm.

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Late to the 2017 Strategic Plan? Don’t Worry! Catch up in 8 Simple Steps

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If you were too busy eating turkey or wrapping (and unwrapping) presents to focus on your distribution strategy during November and December, don’t worry. You still have time to kick start the year with a sound strategic plan to create or improve your growth strategy in 2017. Here’s what you need to focus on to get that done.

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Late to the 2017 Strategic Plan? Catch up in 8 Simple Steps

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If you were too busy eating turkey or wrapping (and unwrapping) presents to focus on your distribution strategy during November and December, don’t worry. You still have time to kick start the year with a sound strategic plan to create or improve your growth strategy in 2017. Dan Sondhelm shares his insight on what you need to focus on to get that done.

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Will low fees kill off robo advisers?

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The entrance of another low-cost digital advice offering from Schwab demonstrates a peril for any provider trying to eke out a position in the digital wealth management market: offering advice cheaply isn’t going to be enough to stay competitive. Dan Sondhelm and other industry pros weigh in on the future of robo advisors.

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What Asset Managers Expect in the Year Ahead

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Asset managers prepare for 2017 with an overhaul to the current regulatory landscape, the further proliferation of fintech as well as advancements in alternative product development. Managers are also keeping a close watch on policies from incoming President-elect Donald Trump. Dan Sondhelm, and other industry pros, share their predictions for 2017. Sondhelm says the mutual fund industry is likely to see more M&A moves, such as adoptions, in the year ahead.

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Asset Managers: It’s Time to Rethink Your Distribution Strategy for 2017

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Some asset managers get into the mutual fund business to provide a pooled investment vehicle for smaller accounts or because a few existing clients asked for it. But many mutual fund firms want to grow beyond their existing client base. Dan Sondhelm offers his insight on where you should start.

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MFEA Marketing Council Survey

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What’s working in mutual fund distribution, marketing, and public relations? Where are funds competent? Where are the strategic challenges? The MFEA (Mutual Fund Education Alliance) and Sondhelm Partners recently surveyed MFEA members on their thoughts in a 2016 MFEA Marketing Council Survey “Identifying Gaps in Distribution.” Dan Sondhelm presented and led a discussion at the MFEA Marketing Council meeting in Chicago. You may be surprised by the findings.

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