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Withdrawal From Paris Accord Drives Impact Investing

Posted by Steve Distante on 6/15/17 1:26 PM
After weeks of speculation, on Thursday, June 1st, 2017, President Donald J. Trump publicly announced the United States withdrawal from the Paris Agreement. To many Financial Advisors with a passion or special focus on Impact Investing, ESG (Environmental Social Governance) Issues, or SRII (Socially Responsible Impact Investing), a withdrawal was something that had the potential to setback their progress, but is it possible that it had the opposite effect?
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Topics: Financial Advisors, Impact Investing, Paris Agreement

Tax Reform Could Mean Big Bucks to Independent Financial Advisors

Posted by Vanderbilt Financial Group on 5/10/17 4:19 PM
Last Month the Trump Administration released a proposal for the new tax reform plan which would have major benefits to independent financial advisors. Many financial advisors now have a uniquely appealing opportunity to go independent, create a Limited Liability Company (LLC), and see a real change to their income.

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Topics: Financial Advisors, Independent Financial Advisor, Donald Trump, Tax Reform

5 Step Guide to Identify a Phishing Email

Posted by Vanderbilt Financial Group on 3/28/17 2:53 PM
Spam and phishing is an unfortunate reality for all businesses to combat. In order to maintain a secure, compliant, and successful business, we must protect ourselves against phishing by becoming vigilant and smart in our daily activities.


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Topics: Financial Advisors, Financial Technology, Cybersecurity, phishing, Email

First Impressions in a Social Media Age

Posted by Vanderbilt Financial Group on 3/17/17 2:33 PM
Back in the day, your first impression with a client was a firm handshake. Now, by the time a client has reached out to shake your hand, they’ve already done a deep dive online, Googling your name, reading articles, and yes, searching on social media. What they find on the web - that’s your first impression.

Your web presence is now a hugely important part of your business. It’s your online personality. So how do you look online? A “Business Page” on Facebook is a quick way to help you make a great first impression online, while staying compliant.

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Topics: Social Media, Financial Advisors, Facebook

3 Steps Advisors Can Take to Protect Against Hackers

Posted by Vanderbilt Financial Group on 3/10/17 12:10 PM

Cybersecurity is something all financial advisors need to master in order to maintain a successful, compliant, and secure business. Some financial advisors just buy antivirus and firewall software and then forget about it.

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Topics: Financial Advisors, Cybersecurity

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