The emergence of COVID-19 turned 2020 into an unprecedented yr, resulting in vital adjustments in the best way we stay and work. Throughout 2021, a few of these developments are more likely to proceed, reshaping every thing from the best way we do enterprise to the monetary panorama.
To place a few of these developments in perspective, we requested a number of of our Top 100 Advisors to share their predictions for 2021.
“My predictions for the trade in 2021 are that we’ll proceed to see a number of advisors and RIA’s convert to virtual-based companies and enhance their use of e-mail advertising and marketing and social media to interact with excellent prospects and shoppers. I additionally assume that there can be a number of motion of shoppers firing outdated advisors who are usually not delivering good service and shifting extra to fee-only or fee-based fashions the place shopper service is a prime precedence. And with increasingly more individuals left with a lot uncertainty with the markets, I believe extra individuals will commit time and power towards their funds by taking private finance programs, studying books, or hiring a monetary planner to assist them make good cash selections on this new world that’s rising.” — Brittney Castro, CEO & Founding father of Financially Smart
“Sustainable Accountable Investing (SRI) can imply various things to totally different stakeholders. Shoppers acknowledge that combining goal-based investing with environmental, social, and governance-related (ESG) insights can assist them align their investments with their values and priorities. Extra shoppers anticipate transparency, demand accountability and need to perceive how their funding selections have an effect on probably the most urgent points, reminiscent of local weather change, racial injustice, earnings inequality, and many others.” — Marguerita Cheng, CEO of Blue Ocean International Wealth
“I imagine a big RIA will announce they’ve allotted a good portion ($50-100M) of their e book to Bitcoin. I additionally imagine you’ll see the wirehouses announce they’re lastly permitting their advisors to interact with shoppers about cryptocurrency. Lastly, I imagine in 2021 we’ll see a Bitcoin ETF.” — Tyrone Ross, CEO of Onramp Make investments
“In 2021, we’ll see an elevated curiosity in cryptocurrency-related investments and new choices that make investing in digital belongings extra accessible to the mainstream public. We’re more likely to see a powerful yr for worth, small-cap and worldwide shares. We’ll proceed to see consolidation within the RIA area to comprehend the efficiencies that include higher scale. And, new and higher fintech instruments that revolutionize the best way we provide monetary planning!” — Dana Anspach, Founder and CEO of Wise Cash
“I believe we’ll see extra personalization and customization of shoppers’ funding portfolios. The primary forces of change will almost certainly be extra widespread advisor adoption of direct indexing and ESG-themed portfolios. If companies select to disregard what the market is demanding, they do that at their very own peril. I additionally imagine there can be strengthened guidelines for funding oversight client protections concerning their private finance with the brand new administration.” — Tony Isola, Monetary Advisor at Ritholtz Wealth Administration
“I believe prime advisors will see document progress of their enterprise in 2021. Hopefully, America can be recovering from the Coronavirus, and we’ll see many individuals looking for knowledgeable monetary steering. I additionally assume we’ll see many advisors proceed to make money working from home; many consumers love the comfort of Zoom conferences. Why take the time to drive throughout city, pay to park, all for one thing that may be performed from the consolation of your personal dwelling, and even while you’re sitting on a seashore someplace unique.” — David Rae, President and Founding father of DRM Wealth Administration