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June 2022   

 

Breaking Barriers: The Time is Now for Women in Finance
 

A major shift in wealth-holders in the United States and the retirement of almost 40% of the financial advisor population over the next 10 years make it a great time for women to thrive in the financial industry. Hear from three women at the top of their game who overcame challenges to build rewarding careers in finance.



Creating Value and Mitigating Risk in the New Age of Rising Interest Rates
 

Creating and sustaining value in a rising interest rate environment is challenging, especially with the Fed hiking its policy rate by 25 basis points in March 2022, and again by 50 basis points in early May 2022 while signaling more are forthcoming. In our 60-year history, Grubb Properties has never had a property-level foreclosure, deed in lieu, or bankruptcy. This includes the past 20 years of volatility that gave us strenuous practice in rising and declining interest rate environments – requiring skill. Learn how we create loan packages that work hard for us regardless of market dynamics.



Opportunities for Women in the Advice Industry
 

The limited female representation in the financial services industry has been well documented. Although the numbers are climbing, just 20 percent of financial professionals in 2019 were women — a modest four percent increase from the 16 percent representation reported by Cerulli Associates in 2017. Our whitepaper discusses a few reasons why women are ideally suited for a career in the advice industry.
 

Among other topics, you will learn:

  • Why ‘The Great Wealth Transfer’ is putting more women in control of more assets than ever before
  • How the role of the modern-day financial professional is evolving
  • How women can take advantage of the flexibility our industry offers

Monetize a Career’s Worth of Hard Work:
The Financial Advisor’s Succession Plan

 

If you are an advisor contemplating retirement from helping others, and shifting the focus to helping yourself, let Ameriprise help you do it!  We can assist with the complexities of transitioning and monetizing your practice and settling into a comfortable retirement with the financial resources you deserve.
 


Delivering Operational Excellence in the Essential Moments of Truth
 

Financial advisors are weighed down by a growing administrative and compliance burden. This white paper will explore how reducing the bureaucratic burden on advisors and operations staff not only will boost productivity and reduce cost, but also will benefit the overall client experience.


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Bring Your Future Into Focus:
With the Resources of a Franchise Model

 

Investors are becoming more aware of what they want and need from their financial advisors—and are expecting more from firms than ever before. At the same time, fee compression and regulation are creating immense business model challenges for financial advisors across all channels. This white paper explores how the Schwab franchise model can help navigate and keep up with clients’ evolving needs, while leveraging the strength of a trusted brand.



Finding the Right Fit: Why Financial Advisors are Choosing the Franchise Model
 

This white paper explores how five financial advisors from different business backgrounds found their right fit in the franchise model. Each sought their own unique mix of factors that in other models may have been mutually exclusive.



Social Impact and Opportunity Zone Investing with Ellavoz Impact Capital
 

Ellavoz Impact Capital is a New Jersey-based Opportunity Zone advisory firm working to bring not only financial success to investors but just as importantly, a positive social impact in underserved communities.
 

Unlike other Tax Qualified Opportunity Zones (TQOZ), Ellavoz focuses on both financial returns and important social impact when choosing QOZs to invest in. Ellavoz seeks out projects that are profitable and create sustainable community social value.
 

With the Ellavoz Shared Values Opportunity Fund, a TQOF formed in partnership with New Jersey Community Capital (NJCC), the state’s largest community development financial institution, Ellavoz is bringing the public and private sectors together for innovative social impact investing. The Fund’s purpose is to serve social impact-minded investors who will provide equity capital for workforce and affordable housing and economic development.  The strategic partnership between Ellavoz and NJCC allows them to provide investors with a deal flow for QOZ projects that meet rigid financial and social impact requirements as well as professional due diligence.