Executive Editor, Financial Planning Magazine
Protecting Your Practiceby Katherine Vessenes, International Association for Financial Planning
This is the benchmark book for building client relationships, growing a practice, and avoiding litigation--written in association with the world's leading organization for financial services professionals. Audience: Broker-dealers and their home-office personnel, registered reps, accountants, tax advisers, insurance agents and insurance companies, wire houses, fee and… See more details below
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This is the benchmark book for building client relationships, growing a practice, and avoiding litigation--written in association with the world's leading organization for financial services professionals. Audience: Broker-dealers and their home-office personnel, registered reps, accountants, tax advisers, insurance agents and insurance companies, wire houses, fee and commission planners, attorneys, trust officers, estate planners, and development officers in planned-giving departments. As investors gravitate toward no-load mutual funds and do-it-yourself investing through discount brokers, professionals are being squeezed by competition, consumer wariness, and tighter enforcement by the SEC, NASD, and state securities regulators. This book addresses these challenges, helping anyone offering financial advice to be more competitive, build client loyalty, and avoid the liabilites that come with managing someone's money in today's complex investment environment. How to offer better service, comply with key regulations, maintain vital records with a minimum of paperwork, and protect a business from malpractice claims.
What People are saying about this
—Thomas W. Johnson
Executive Editor, Financial Planning
"There's no part of being a financial adviser that's less understood, or more troubling, than the legalities of registering with the SEC and client relations. Protecting Your Practice offers that rare kind of technical writing that combines a voice of authority and knowledge that comes from years of dealing with these issues, with an unmistakable understanding of how readers feel about the situations they face. It makes the challenge of being a financial adviser easier."
Editor in Chief, Investment Advisor
"Not only did I enjoy reading this book, it was enlightening as well. This is the most definitive guide on the subject of protecting your practice. If you do not read it, you do so at your own peril!"
—Stewart H. Welch, III, CFP, ChFC, AEP
The Welch Group
Meet the Author
Katherine Vessenes, JD, CFP, is America's best-known authority on legal, compliance, and ethics issues for financial advisers. She is president of Vestment Consulting, and lives in the Minneapolis area.
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