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5 Questions Using Risk Assessment Data That Help Advisors Understand Clients’ True Concerns About Risk

Nerd's Eye View

Measuring a client's tolerance for risk is an essential (and required!) step when onboarding a new client, as making any sort of recommendation is impossible without first understanding how comfortable clients may be when their portfolios inevitably experience volatility. Over the years, 2 types of measurement tools have emerged as the standards for assessing risk tolerance: 1) psychometric tests, which feature a series of questions (such as, "What amount of risk do you feel you have taken with

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US Equities: 9% Forever?

Barry Ritholtz

It’s taken me months to organize all of my research for my next book project; it’s a lot of stuff, some dating back to 2000. Much of it reflects the bad ideas and numbers, and worse advice, that float around Wall Street. A lot of it has not aged well. But every now and then, something I saved turned out to be prescient — not because it was lucky, but because it contained a well-considered insight that has stood the test of time.

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How much are your I Bonds actually earning?

Tips Watch

By David Enna, Tipswatch.com Last week, the Treasury set the fixed rate for I Bonds purchased from May to October 2024 at 1.3%, which combined with a variable rate of 2.96% results in a composite rate of 4.

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AI-driven cash flow management startup gets $15M boost

CFO Dive

Panax is among companies that say they’re seeing high demand for finance automation tools as businesses try to navigate an uncertain economic environment.

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Live Demo: How to Achieve Reconciliation Zen

Speaker: Nancy Wu, Head of Sales and Customer Success at SkyStem

Automation generally supercharges any process and brings its value to the forefront. See how infusing automation such as ART (our month-end close solution), into your close can get you to the next level of closing. We will share a live demo of SkyStem's solution, ART and share the key elements of month-end close automation. Through ART, we'll take a look at: What month-end close automation entails Which process steps can and should be automated Benefits of achieving process automation, and Why i

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Shiprocket planning for IPO, confirms CFO Tanmay Kumar

CFO News

Shiprocket, a leading e-commerce facilitator, is poised for an IPO, confirms CFO Tanmay Kumar. With ambitions to empower small merchants and ensure lasting business, Shiprocket keeps IPO timing undisclosed.

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Grant Budgeting Mastery: Top Tips for Staying On Track

Capital CFO LLC

Navigating the complexities of grant budgeting is akin to captaining a ship through treacherous waters—precision is key. Just as a seafaring captain relies on a compass to chart a course to safe harbor, meticulous budget planning ensures you reach your funding goals without going adrift. Mastering the intricacies of this financial voyage can mean the […] The post Grant Budgeting Mastery: Top Tips for Staying On Track appeared first on Capital CFO+.

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Discover Cutting-Edge Accounting Solutions

CFO Plans

Discover Cutting-Edge Accounting Solutions In the thrilling world of business accounting, the art of optimizing financial strategies emerges as a critical factor that can either make or break a company’s success. Today, we embark on a journey into the realm of hospitality businesses, where tailored financial services play a pivotal role in navigating the complexities of this dynamic industry.

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Bank Reconciliation: ERP vs. CS Lucas TMS

CS Lucas

Bank reconciliation is a crucial process that ensures the accuracy of a company’s financial records against the bank’s account statements. A reconciliation statement serves to validate that payments have been processed and deposits correctly recorded. This process is essential not only for detecting fraud but also for identifying any unintentional discrepancies.

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Working through the sustainability agenda in finance

Future CFO

The Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) identified the importance of knowing how to navigate the sustainability agenda among finance professionals in the road to creating a positive impact in tackling various issues. Such concerns include climate change, social inequality, and a widespread lack of trust, ACCA says. Professional accountants are expected to be aware how they can make a difference to build a better world that works for everyone, even if it can be hard to put o

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New DOL Final Overtime Rules: Quickstart Guide for Employers

There’s a new overtime salary threshold that will impact employers across the country. If you have an employee making less than $43,888 on July 1 or less than $58,656 on January 1, you’re going to have to start paying overtime. Download Paycor’s guide to learn: Which groups of employees are affected? How should you classify employees? Best ways to mitigate risk.

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FASB crafts workarounds to proposed expense rule’s pain points

CFO Dive

On the heels of new crypto accounting rules, the FASB’s proposed expense standards also represent a big change for many public company report preparers.

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Automate Financial Processes Quickly by Rediscovering SAP ERP

Navigator SAP

As a business grows, the need for financial automation becomes clear. However, emerging companies also usually have the least amount of time for setting up backend systems that enable this financial automation. That’s where SAP’s powerful but reimagined ERP solution comes into the conversation, SAP S/4HANA Cloud Public Edition. Startups and growing businesses often are exhilarating places to work, but they aren’t where you go for more free time.

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New MSME payment clause in I-T Act: Supreme Court tells traders to move HC

CFO News

On Monday, the Supreme Court declined to address a plea filed by various traders' associations contesting the legality of Section 43B(H) within the Income Tax Act. This section mandates that businesses settle their outstanding payments with micro, small, and medium enterprises (MSMEs) within 45 days to avail tax benefits.

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Weekend Reading For Financial Planners (May 11-12)

Nerd's Eye View

Enjoy the current installment of "Weekend Reading For Financial Planners"– this week's edition kicks off with the news that a recent analysis from Morningstar suggests that the Department of Labor's (DoL's) new Retirement Security Rule (aka Fiduciary Rule 2.0) could save retirement plan participants $55 billion over the next 10 years (due to an expectation of more low-cost fees being offered in plans) and those rolling over workplace plans into IRAs to purchase annuities another $32.5 bill

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Your Guide to Creating a Travel Policy

Navigating travel expenses can be challenging, but our workbook offers a clear path forward. Learn to craft a travel policy that fits your budget and makes travel management simple. This self-guided workbook offers: Practical advice on choosing airlines, setting booking time frames, and managing travel costs effectively. Insights into selecting the right class of service for each employee, ensuring everyone travels comfortably and within policy.

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Fed likely to hold rates high before cutting twice in Q4: Conference Board

CFO Dive

Central bank officials this week have signaled that strength in hiring and economic growth may prompt the Fed to keep interest rates high longer than previously expected.

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MiB: Jim O’Shaughnessy, O’Shaughnessy Ventures

Barry Ritholtz

This week, we speak with Jim O’Shaughnessy, founder and CEO of O’Shaughnessy Ventures. He is also chairman of the board at Stability AI. He is the host of the Infinite Loops podcast and the author of How to Retire Rich , Invest Like the Best , and Predicting the Markets of Tomorrow. We discuss how the book What Works on Wall Street set the tone for his entire career as a quant.

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My schedule … and what’s coming up

Tips Watch

By David Enna, Tipswatch.com If you’ve been reading this Tipswatch site for long, you know what that headline means. I am traveling again. By the time you read this Tuesday morning, I will be somewhere in northern Spain.

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Heatwaves may change the climate of the economy

CFO News

In Eastern India there are hailstorms in some places, but many cities in other parts of the country are reeling under heat. The climate is changing drastically and heatwaves are going to affect you, me and the economy at large. Here is my view.

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Planning Your Restaurant's Path to Profitability

Speaker: James Kahler, COO of Full Course

Ever wondered where to splurge and where to safely conserve when it comes to operating and growing your restaurant? 🤔 Join James Kahler, COO of Full Course and industry visionary, in this new webinar where he'll talk all about best practices to invest in your restaurant's success! Whether you're a new business or an established restaurant, a seasoned pro or a rookie, you'll learn the keys to sustainable success in this competitive industry.

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Fraud detector Traceable zeroes in on GenAI threats

CFO Dive

The startup is rolling out new AI-related threat detection capabilities on the heels of securing $30 million in funding from investors, including Citi Ventures.

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10 Weekend Reads

Barry Ritholtz

The weekend is here! Pour yourself a mug of coffee, grab a seat outside, and get ready for our longer-form weekend reads: • The Most Important Skill of the Future is Being ‘Indistractable’ How the difference between traction and distraction could transform your productivity. ( Nir and Far ) • this is a teenager : In 1998, a researcher named Vincent Felitti published a paper that drastically changeed the way we think about these kids and childhood.

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#FA Success Ep 384: Growing An Advisor Career From (Bank) Assistant To Partner While Also Growing A Family, With Hannah Provost

Nerd's Eye View

Welcome everyone! Welcome to the 384th episode of the Financial Advisor Success Podcast ! My guest on today's podcast is Hannah Provost. Hannah is a partner and financial advisor at Lomanto Provost Financial Advisors, a hybrid advisory firm based in Plattsburgh, New York, that oversees approximately $150 million in assets under management for about 380 client households.

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Private sector's investment share declined to the lowest level in four years in FY23

CFO News

Public non-financial corporations or public sector companies were the worst performers as their share in investment declined to 9.4%, the lowest level in 12 years. The share of households in investment also declined to 40.5% in FY23 from 41.4% in FY22.

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Thinking About How To Lessen Your Burden During Month-End Close? Skystem Can Help!

Most people dread the nearing of the month-end close and reconciliation process, and who can blame them? It's typically a tedious, long, stressful process; but it doesn't have to be. Implementing automation into your month-end process can significantly reduce this headache by automating up to 40% of your reconciliation and saving nearly 30% of your time spent.

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Only 34% of firms deploy safeguards against generative AI threats: Splunk

CFO Dive

Generative AI gives cyberattackers an edge over cyber-defenders, according to security experts surveyed by Splunk.

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Integrity in Finance – Why Establishing Trust Matters

CFO Selections

“If you have integrity, nothing else matters. If you don’t have integrity, nothing else matters.” - Alan K. Simpson Originally published: 6/30/2021 Updated: 5/10/2024 Integrity in finance should be the foundation of a lasting bond between a business and its clients. Everyone wants to believe the promises that a company makes to them with respect to safeguarding their interests.

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The Latest In Financial #AdvisorTech (May 2024)

Nerd's Eye View

Welcome to the May 2024 issue of the Latest News in Financial #AdvisorTech – where we look at the big news, announcements, and underlying trends and developments that are emerging in the world of technology solutions for financial advisors! This month's edition kicks off with the news that self-directed retirement planning software provider NewRetirement has raised a $20M Series A round as the company demonstrates that its DIY tools really do turn a subset of consumers into bona fide prosp

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Digital transformation and talent upskilling top priorities for FY25, says KRBL CFO

CFO News

Amidst shifting consumer behaviors and evolving market landscapes, Ashish Jain, CFO of KRBL, unveils a strategic roadmap for FY25, prioritizing digital transformation, talent development, and robust growth projections.

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How to Build the Ideal HR Team

HR doesn’t exist in a vacuum. This work impacts everyone: from the C-Suite to your newest hire. It also drives results. Learn how to make it all happen in Paycor’s latest guide.