11 episodes

For many RIAs, the reality of the job isn't quite what they expected. Today's financial planner is a life coach, a college advisor, a therapist—a trend that has intensified in a changing advisory landscape. The RIA model is ideal for letting advisors play any role necessary to improve the lives of their clients. Join us for season one of Beyond the Portfolio, a 10-part series in which we explore a day in the life of an RIA.

Beyond the Portfolio TD Ameritrade Institutional

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For many RIAs, the reality of the job isn't quite what they expected. Today's financial planner is a life coach, a college advisor, a therapist—a trend that has intensified in a changing advisory landscape. The RIA model is ideal for letting advisors play any role necessary to improve the lives of their clients. Join us for season one of Beyond the Portfolio, a 10-part series in which we explore a day in the life of an RIA.

    Impact Investor

    Impact Investor

    As an RIA, it’s important to understand your clients’ values to get at the heart of what drives their financial decisions. How can you guide clients who might want to give their money to good causes? J.D. Bruce, president of Abacus Wealth in Los Angeles, California, joins us for our season finale to talk about how exploring your clients’ values can help them make a lasting financial impact.

    • 35 min
    Grief Counselor

    Grief Counselor

    What does it take to help a client who’s grieving? When someone is mourning the loss of a spouse, parent, or other family member or friend, advisors need to provide empathy as well as financial guidance. In episode nine, we talk with Robin Young, president and owner of Northstar Financial Planning, an all-female advisory group in Windham, New Hampshire. Robin specializes in serving women in moments of transition, especially widows, which often brings her face-to-face with clients who are grieving. Learn her advice for how to handle these types of emotional situations.

    • 34 min
    Techie

    Techie

    Alyssa McNamara Reed, CCO of McNamara Financial Services, has found success in managing her practice through the use of technology. However, not all clients may feel comfortable leaving the paper method behind. Find out how to best work with clients from a technology standpoint, and discover the industry’s untapped potential in episode eight.

    • 29 min
    The Breakup Artist

    The Breakup Artist

    It's not me, it's you. Sometimes, the client-advisor relationship is just not working. So, when do you say enough is enough and sever ties with a client? Sheena Hanson, CFP and CCO of Uncommon Cents Investing in Janesville, Wisconsin, discusses tips for how to navigate letting a client go.

    • 29 min
    Mental Health Professional

    Mental Health Professional

    When it comes to addressing out-of-character behavior from clients, it’s important to recognize boundaries, while also keeping a client’s well-being in mind. For episode six, we'll talk to Joe Lucey, Owner and President of Secured Retirement Advisors in St. Louis Park, Minnesota, about the importance of communication when it comes to handling these delicate situations.

    • 20 min
    Crisis Counselor

    Crisis Counselor

    How do you help clients through a market meltdown? Easing a client’s fear requires sensitivity and authority. In episode five, we talk with Mike Pruitt of MBE Wealth Management in Sun Prairie, Wisconsin. Pruitt says the beginning of his career was full crisis—from personal to large market shifts. Learn how this experience as a new advisor helped shape him as an RIA.

    • 29 min

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