74 episodes

This podcast series features stories from advisors across the country. You'll gain insights that can help you grow your business and find the right solutions for your clients.
*This podcast is for informational purposes only and should not be relied upon as a basis for investment decisions. All opinions expressed are their own and may not reflect those at their firm.

Advisor Revelations DPL Financial Partners

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This podcast series features stories from advisors across the country. You'll gain insights that can help you grow your business and find the right solutions for your clients.
*This podcast is for informational purposes only and should not be relied upon as a basis for investment decisions. All opinions expressed are their own and may not reflect those at their firm.

    The Department of Labor's New Rule on Retirement Security

    The Department of Labor's New Rule on Retirement Security

    The Department of Labor's new rule on retirement security is a significant step toward ensuring that financial professionals act in the best interest of their clients. It aims to correct the flaws in the existing regulations. By focusing on the consumer and providing better advice, higher quality products, and better pricing, the insurance industry can rebuild consumer trust, expand its market over time, and ensure that retirement investors receive advice in their best interests.

    In this episode of Advisor Revelations, DPL Founder and CEO David Lau talks with Micah Hauptman, Director of Investor Protection at the Consumer Federation of America. Micah has a long history of consumer advocacy in the financial services industry and has been a vocal proponent of the Department of Labor's new rule on retirement security. He leads CFA's investor protection work by advocating on investor protection issues, primarily regulating investment advisers, investment companies, and broker-dealers. Micah also restores an appropriate balance between public and private securities markets to promote investor protection, market integrity, and efficiency. 

    Micah talks with David about the loopholes in retirement investment advice, the impact of commissions on consumer costs, and the need for financial professionals to act in their client's best interests. They also discuss the benefits of the new rule, including improved product quality, reduced costs, and competition.

    Key Takeaways
    • [01:05] - How Micah got started in the investor protection industry.
    • [06:12] - Micah's thoughts on the current DOL rule.
    • [09:53] - Loopholes in the retirement investment advice.
    • [14:03] - The evolution of retirement investment advice.
    • [17:58] - How some financial professionals evade their fiduciary duties.
    • [22:03] - Conflict of interest in the financial sector.
    • [25:36] - The problem with certain annuity products.
    • [30:51] - How the DOL's new rule impacts advisors.
    • [33:10] - How the new DOL rule transforms the insurance industry.
    • [36:20] - Micah's final thoughts on consumer protection.

    • 39 min
    Investing During Election Years

    Investing During Election Years

    Election years are known for triggering strong emotions in investors. Financial advisors play a crucial role in helping clients navigate election-related anxiety. By understanding the nuances of election-year investing and offering effective protection strategies, advisors can ensure their clients' portfolios remain on track for long-term success. 

    In this episode of Advisor Revelations, Kameron and John talk about investing during election years. They discuss the effects of election years on the market and strategies for investing during these times. John shares insights on market trends during election cycles, the effect of emotions on investment decisions, and the role of annuities in protecting assets and income. He also explores the different asset protection strategies available through commission-free annuities and the benefits of protecting income through annuity products.

    • 30 min
    Exploring Options and Strategies in Long-Term Care

    Exploring Options and Strategies in Long-Term Care

    Living longer and staying healthier are gifts to many. However, with increased longevity comes a need for thoughtful planning, especially for long-term care. Traditional long-term care plans offer a straightforward solution, but a growing array of hybrid plans and annuities with long-term care riders presents a more comprehensive solution. Navigating this landscape requires a strategic approach for both advisors and clients.

    In this episode of Advisor Revelations, Amy and Logan discuss the options available for long-term care planning. They explore the differences between traditional and hybrid options and the benefits of having a long-term care plan in place. Amy and Logan also address the importance of starting these conversations early, and provide valuable insights for financial advisors and their clients looking to navigate the complexities of long-term care planning.

    Key Takeaways
    [01:18] - The differences between traditional and hybrid long-term care.
    [03:15] - Increase in life insurance and long-term care policy reviews.
    [04:27] - The differences between self-insuring retirement plans and other long
    term care options.
    [06:18] - What Amy learned from the dollar savings strategy for long-term care.
    [08:26] - The ideal time to discuss long-term care with clients.
    [10:10] - Supplementing long-term care with a health-activated multiplier.
    [15:04] - Logan's experience with long-term care.

    • 18 min
    The Future of Annuities in the RIA Industry

    The Future of Annuities in the RIA Industry

    In this episode, DPL Founder and CEO David Lau talks with Michael Kitces, one of the most influential voices in the financial services industry. Michael is the Head of Planning Strategy at Buckingham Wealth Partners, a Co-Founder of the XY Planning Network, AdvicePay, New Planner Recruiting, and fpPathfinder. They discuss the trends and best practices in the financial services industry and the challenges and opportunities around annuities, particularly in the RIA market. Michael and David emphasize the need for carriers to create products that can be used, not just sold, and support advisors' business models. Learn more at https://www.dplfp.com/series/advisor-revelations-podcast.

    • 42 min
    The Difference Between Modern Annuities and Pensions

    The Difference Between Modern Annuities and Pensions

    This week, DPL Internal Consultants Blake Reitnauer and Tyler Caummisar talk about the differences between traditional pensions and annuities, highlighting the flexibility and advantages of modern annuities. Their conversation focuses on joint income, death benefits, and how to shift pensions to annuities. Learn more at https://www.dplfp.com/series/advisor-revelations-podcast.

    • 19 min
    New Tools and RIA Trends with Bob Veres

    New Tools and RIA Trends with Bob Veres

    DPL's founder and CEO David Lau interviews head of Inside Information, Bob Veres. They discuss new Product Discovery Tools now available to advisors on the DPL website as well as industry trends affecting RIAs today. For more information visit www.dplfp.com

    • 24 min

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Great insight

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Great podcast series from an industry leader!

I would highly recommend this for any advisor in the industry.

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