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By Heather Luea,
Academic Department Chair
Industry Trends: Change is the name of the game! One of the
largest trends in wealth management this year is managing change. From
technology to industry reorganization, change is occurring rapidly. Technology
innovations have impacted the way clients participate in their wealth
management planning, which includes apps for mobile devices that put the ease
of making decisions at their fingertips. Mergers of some of the largest wealth
management firms are likely to have impacts on the structure of the market. This
may have implications for fee pricing for client services as well as competition
that remaining firms face. Either way, wealth management firms will need to
learn to adapt to an ever rapidly changing environment. For more on industry
trends, visit the Financial Planning site: http://www.financial-planning.com/gallery/fp/Top-10-Trends-in-Wealth-Management-in-2013-2682857-1.html
Career Information: “Financial planner” is one of the roles that
wealth managers may play. The financial planning field has changed dramatically
over the last decade, and financial advisors find themselves giving advice
across a wide range of issues, which requires planners to have completed thorough
and comprehensive training in such areas as estate planning or securities
The career outlook for personal financial advisors is expected to stay positive. High employment growth is anticipated,
as indicated in Figure 1. Specifically, employment of personal financial advisors is expected to be 30 percent through 2024, which is more than twice the average of all occupations.*
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, personal financial advisors were expected to have at
least a bachelor’s degree; in addition, there were 249,400 jobs in this area
(see Figure 2). The number of jobs is expected to rise to over 324,000 by 2024.
Figure 2: Quick Facts
Personal Financial Advisor
*Source: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2016-17 Edition, Personal Financial Advisors, on the Internet www.bls.gov/ooh/Business-and-Financial/Personal-financial-advisors.htm. National long-term projections may not reflect local and/or short-term economic or job conditions, and do not guarantee actual job growth.
By Cynthia Waddell, PhD, CPA, CFE
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Change is the name of the game in wealth management!
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