As human financial advisers compete with passively managed index funds and robo-advisers, those who embrace empathetic listening can differentiate themselves and add value for their clients, says Marguerita Cheng, CFP, RICP.
Informational interviews are powerful career management tools. They typically take the form of short meetings with accomplished professionals who examine your career and share their insight and experience. They often address such questions as whether you should switch industries, move to a different firm, take an international assignment, or become an entrepreneur.
To provide guidance and practical insights on why and how to listen to achieve better business relationships, executive coach Katie Botten presented a webinar on "The Art and Science of Business Listening." So what were some of her tips?
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A survey that fails to address several key issues has obliged the European Commission to postpone a review of the revised Markets in Financial Instruments Directive, sources say. The survey "didn't provide any ideas or solutions, and it's not relevant to the problems the industry faces," one source says. Practice Insight (16 Jan.)
The UK Financial Conduct Authority and the Bank of England have announced a series of deadlines for Libor phaseout. The first deadline is March 2, when users and issuers of derivatives should shift to the Sterling Overnight Index Average. Pensions & Investments (free access for SmartBrief readers) (16 Jan.)
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