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efeas, Egypt
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3 months ago
Feb 12, 2022 15:24

RIA Benchmarking Study Means

In our recent webinar, we spoke with Lisa Salvi, vice president of Business Consulting and Education for Schwab Advisor Services, to discuss the findings of the 2020 RIA Benchmarking Study and highlight the factors underlying that growth.
The Importance of a Strategic Plan
Currently in its 14th year, the RIA Benchmarking Study is one of the leading studies in the industry and features findings from 1,010 advisory firms representing $1.1 trillion in AUM.
Conducted between January and March of 2020, the study found that advisors started the year in a position of strength following the longest bull market in recent history. Surprisingly, many firms continued to see ongoing growth even during the worst periods of volatility in March.
“Advisors are used to innovating... and I think that’s one of the things in this COVID world that has helped to set them up for success,” explains Salvi, emphasizing that a keen focus on client experience has made a crucial difference during a period of extreme uncertainty. “We saw people pivot their business model very rapidly and serve their clients extraordinarily well throughout this time period.”
One of the biggest predictors of success for many firms has been a clear and actionable strategic plan. In fact, 75% of the top-performing firms in the study had these plans in place before the start of the pandemic and have been able to adapt to challenges more effectively as a result. According to Salvi, a comprehensive strategic plan should include a long-term vision, SWOT analysis, a purpose, and a value proposition. She also emphasizes that firms of all sizes can benefit from having one.
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To create those personas, firms need to take into account the demographic and psychographic characteristics of their ideal clients and understand what matters to those clients and what they value. For firms that are still in the early stages of growth, Salvi suggests that it’s okay to take on clients outside of those ideal personas, as long as there is some overlap with the key demographic they aim to serve.

A focused business model that focuses on ideal client personas and a strategic plan can give your firm a clear sense of direction and a predictable growth trajectory. Best of all, it can help you navigate periods of volatility and still come out on top.

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efeas, Egypt
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3 months ago
Jan 25, 2022 21:04
What Is a Class C Share
In comparison, a front-end load carries charges paid when the shares are bought and a back-end load assesses charges when the investor sells shares; and no-load funds contain no commission charges at all, with the fees simply calculated into the net asset value (NAV) of the fund.
Class-C mutual fund shares charge a level sales load set as fixed percentage assessed each year.
This can be contrasted with front-load shares that charge investors at time of purchase and back-end loads that charge at time of sale.
Because the annual fee can compound investor cost over time, this class of fund is best-suited for those looking to hold fund shares for periods of 3 years or less.
The Basics of Class C Shares
Compared to other mutual fund share classes, class C shares often have lower expense ratios than class B shares. However, they have higher expense ratios than class A shares. Expense ratios are the overall annual management costs of running a mutual fund. As a result, Class C shares may be a good option for investors with a relatively short-term horizon, who plan to keep the mutual fund for just a few years.
The ongoing charges that constitute the C-share level load are officially known as 12b-1 fees, named from a section of the Investment Company Act of 1940. Total 12b-1 fees are capped at 1% annually. In this 1% fee, distribution and marketing expenses can be up to 0.75%, while service fees max out at 0.25%. Although designated for marketing, the 12b-1 fee primarily serves to reward intermediaries who sell a fund's shares. In a sense, it's a commission paid by the investor to the mutual fund every year, instead of a transactional one https://www.gold-pattern.com/en
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Other mutual fund share classes come with 12b-1 fees too but to different degrees. Those fees charged to class A shares usually are lower, compensating for the high upfront commissions this category pays. C-shares tend always to pay the maximum 1% and, since 12b-1 fees figure into the mutual fund's overall expense ratio, their presence can push that annual expense ratio above 2% for the class C-shareholder.
Unlike A-shares, class C shares do not have front-end loads, but they often carry small back-end loads, officially known as a contingent deferred sales charge (CDSC), just as class B shares carry. However, these loads for C shares are much smaller, typically only around 1%, and they usually vanish once the investor has held the mutual fund for a year.
Who Should Invest in Class C Shares?
Because of the back-end load charged on short-term redemptions, investors who plan to withdraw funds within a year may want to avoid C-shares. On the other hand, the higher ongoing expenses associated with C-shares make them a less-than-ideal option for long-term investors.
The differences in final values of investments with varying fees can be immense when held for a substantial period—say, in a retirement fund. For instance, take a $50,000 investment in a fund that returns 6% and charges annual operating fees of 2.25%, that is held for 30 years. The final amount the investor will receive will equal $145,093.83. A fund with the same amount invested and the same annual returns, but with yearly operating fees of 0.45% will offer the investor significantly more, with a final value of $250,832.55.
Class C shares would work best for investors planning to keep the fund for a limited, intermediate period, optimally more than one year but less than three. That way, you hold on long enough to avoid the CDSC, but not so long that the high expense ratio will take a major toll on the fund's overall return.
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crs
Chiang Rai, Thailand
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11 months ago
Jun 8, 2021 14:14
In reply to Ashraf Laidi's post
Have emailed...
Ashraf Laidi
London, UK
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11 months ago
Jun 8, 2021 13:09
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Hello

Sorry for the trouble you're experiencing.

Can you please email us here and we solve any issues you have.

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Thks
crs
Chiang Rai, Thailand
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11 months ago
Jun 5, 2021 1:42
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It's been over 3 days now since I subscribed to the 6 months package which includes access to the Whatsapp group.

I subscribed for signals to help time a single gold trade (after Ashraf's recent related commentary) and not for frequent day trading as I don't usually carry out such...

After signing up for this package I've not received any info on how to join the Whatsapp group - none is available in the Premium section of the website - you're just left to guess... After emailing 4-5 different addresses, posting here on the forum and trying to contact Ashraf via Twitter, I've still received no help. (At the least, phone numbers need swapping to join a Whatsapp broadcast group, I believe.)

I request a refund - this is a poor service and I'm not interested anymore. I've received nothing in return for my payment but trouble. You should not promote this service as things are...
crs
Chiang Rai, Thailand
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11 months ago
Jun 2, 2021 14:47
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I can't see anything onhttp://ashraflaidi.com/premium/subscribe that tells you how to join the Whatapp group - just how to subscribe to packages. I've already subscribed to the 6 month package.

Could you please describe the process of joining the Whatsapp group for those with adequate subscriptions, Ashraf.

(Maybe I'm missing something obvious but Andyjohn seems to have had the same problem.)
Ashraf Laidi
London, UK
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11 months ago
Jun 2, 2021 13:14
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http://ashraflaidi.com/premium/subscribe
crs
Chiang Rai, Thailand
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11 months ago
Jun 2, 2021 5:25
In reply to andyjohn's post
Yes, where's info on how to join the Whatsapp group? I've just signed up for a 6 month plan...
TalhaYousuf
Dhaka, Bangladesh
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1 year ago
Apr 26, 2021 8:45
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There are some truly retarded answers here, let me give you the straight dope.

There are three types of brokers.

Bucket shop brokers - Are effectively trading against you, they call these “dealing desk” brokers, or try and hide what they are, but effectively these guys know that 90% of traders lose, so they get all your money by trading against you instead of a small fee. These are the brokers offering you bonuses for singing up, advertising on the internet, with many fake reviews. It’s a trap! If you manage to win, these guys will stall and stall about paying you out, they are mostly regulated in countries without much regulation.

Real ECN Brokers - The interbank FX market trades in 1 million dollar lots. These brokers perform a service for a fee, they buy and sell million dollar lots, and break it down into the small chunks retail traders need. Fees are low, but they make money whether you win or lose, so they have no dog in your fight. This is what the retail broker should be looking for.

Prime Brokers - This is what the hedge funds and banks and large private funds use. You need at least $5m and probably $20m in the real world to be using them. This is above my pay grade.

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Few brokers I know is a legit ECN broker, they are financially stable, and generally have the best practice for not f*cking clients. You can get them herehttps://finowiz.com/ . A significant proportion of what I would regard as the “serious retail traders” use them.