To My Fellow WSR Community Members:
As the cool kids say to avoid profanity, “SHUT THE FRONT DOOR.”
I can’t believe that it’s already been one full year since we first launched Wealth Solutions Report.
Though we feel pretty comfortable these days as a regular fixture of analysis, insights and commentary for the wealth management industry, the reality is that our one-year anniversary is a terrific milestone for us to have reached.
And we couldn’t have achieved this without the ongoing engagement and support we receive each week from all of you, our fellow WSR community members.
Oh, What a Year
In the past year, we’ve produced multiple items of original content week over week. We’ve covered some of the most relevant trends shaping the wealth management industry today, interviewed many dozens of industry leaders and shared data and surveys on what your colleagues in wealth management are doing to grow their businesses effectively.
I hope you found our contributions useful for your business – Certainly, delivering actionable ideas and strategies from wealth management leaders, to wealth management participants continues to be the primary motivating force for the entire WSR team.
And what a year! Over the past 12 months, we’ve continued to crawl forward through a pandemic, gone from “transitory” inflation to active Fed intervention, watched the outbreak of war on the European continent, courtesy of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, with sadness and solidarity. Along the way, we’ve also witnessed an incredible surge and stall in the stock markets.
No one knows what will happen by April 2023, but we will be there with you, keeping you informed, asking how developments impact the industry, clients and financial advisors and searching for the latest trends and growth strategies.
This Week’s Issue
Here’s what we have on tap this week:
- In our On the Rise section, we talk with WSR Pathfinder Awards – Top Women Rising Stars recipient Jacquelyn Marchand, Director, Corporate Communications at Commonwealth, about ideas and strategies to excel at communicating in the wealth management industry.
- We caught up with Shannon Spotswood, President of RFG Advisory and among the WSR Pathfinder Awards – Top Women Leaders in Wealth Management in the On the Rise section as she advises us on fearlessness, discipline, decisiveness, constant learning and other traits that forge a top executive.
- In our Digital Domain section, Joel Bruckenstein, publisher of the T3 Tech Hub and producer of the T3 Advisor Conference, hosts a Wealthtech Roundtable with Richard Cancro, Founder and CEO of Advisor Engine, Adrian Johnstone, President and Co-Founder of Practifi and Robb Baldwin, Founder and CEO of TradePMR, to hear the latest trends in wealthtech and their expectations for the upcoming T3 Conference.
- Our monthly Bizarre Industry Bazaar covers the latest unusual happenings around the industry, and though these appear like April Fools’ jokes, each is a true story from a reputable outlet. Fasten your seatbelts for pitching a failed tequila producer, yet another Ponzi scheme, misogyny at the bank, the reformation of the ranting racist advisor and more weird news.
Thanks to Our WSR Community Members
Please share our sometimes sardonically comical, often inspiring and (hopefully) always informative articles by email and social media, including LinkedIn and Twitter!
WSR’s journey has been truly remarkable. Our audience growth, visibility and engagement metrics across our website, weekly e-blasts and LinkedIn have continued to increase by double-digit percentages each month.
We hope to never take your interest and engagement for granted, and we recognize how our success is predicated on our ability to dive deeper and provide a greater level of actionable insights to our WSR community members.
As always, we’d love to hear your comments and ideas on these stories or any trends, issues or questions you’d like us to cover. Together, we look forward to another year of success for the WSR community.
Larry Roth, CEO
Wealth Solutions Report