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Insurance sales

Changing the Customer Experience with Insurance

The general public has historically viewed the insurance industry with a certain amount of skepticism. Insurance products can be complicated, and the process for selling often falls short of being consultative. Trends in the industry are helping a new generation of insurance salespeople to…

SIE exam without sponsorship

Is the financial services industry becoming more democratic?

  Crowdfunding, crowdlending and crowd equity. These terms did not exist a decade ago, but now they represent some of the hottest trends in the securities industry. While digital platforms have opened new opportunities and realms for investors, there will always be a need…

Investment advisor testing

What Is an Investment Advisor and How Are They Trained?

Investment advisors have one of the greatest jobs in the world: making money for clients. As clients make money, their advisors build wealth right alongside them. The work provides intellectual challenge and the excitement of building a good reputation and prosperous business. Despite the…

Insurance sales

Changing the Customer Experience with Insurance

The general public has historically viewed the insurance industry with a certain amount of skepticism. Insurance products can be complicated, and the process for selling often falls short of being consultative. Trends in the industry are helping a new generation of insurance salespeople to…

SIE exam without sponsorship

Is the financial services industry becoming more democratic?

  Crowdfunding, crowdlending and crowd equity. These terms did not exist a decade ago, but now they represent some of the hottest trends in the securities industry. While digital platforms have opened new opportunities and realms for investors, there will always be a need…

Investment advisor testing

What Is an Investment Advisor and How Are They Trained?

Investment advisors have one of the greatest jobs in the world: making money for clients. As clients make money, their advisors build wealth right alongside them. The work provides intellectual challenge and the excitement of building a good reputation and prosperous business. Despite the…

Glass-Steagall Act

Is the Glass-Steagall Act On the Road to Reinstatement?

Longstanding political battles have been fought over the banking system, its internal structure, and the investment habits of its largest members. The Glass-Steagall Act was enacted in order to fight on the side of depositors, aiming to protect them from risky investments, and remove…

brokerage firms

What Are The Top Brokerage Firms Looking For When They Recruit?

While some industry sectors are growing, brokerage firms are becoming choosier about candidates. Fortunately, now that the Series Industry Essentials (SIE) Exam can be taken by anyone without requiring sponsorship by a FINRA member firm, there is a platform that allows jobseekers to stand…

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