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Network FP Thinktank is an Online Professional Journal by Network FP wherein we share the articles written by top-class financial advisors and industry thought leaders from across India and world.

Use this free tool for sending great email newsletters to your clients

Sadique Neelgund
January 20, 2012

Network FP has been using Mailchimp application for sending out emails to its members. We think Mailchimp is one of the best emailing solutions available on internet. The beauty of Mailchimp is – its very easy to use, has great designs, powerful report generation and fantastic delivery record. And of course it’s is free!
We would encourage Financial Planners to use such a mailing solution to send professional looking newsletters & updates to their clients/prospects on a regular basis. (Instead of plain old mailing with bcc and cc). Check out some details and resources on how to use Mailchimp effectively.

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Tech tools to increase your efficiency in advisory process

Sadique Neelgund
January 19, 2012

In the financial service world, there are numerous examples of gadgets that may be used by financial advisors. From desktop tools to software to peripheral equipment, there are a variety of such items from which advisors can choose. The challenge is finding those tools that can actually improve the efficiency of the financial advisor instead of creating an unnecessary distraction.

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One-Page Business Plan of a Fee-only Financial Planner in US

Sadique Neelgund
January 17, 2012

Here is a One Page Business Plan of a Fee-only Financial Planner – Mr. Jim Freeman, Founder, Financial Alternatives based in San Diego, USA. It is good if a Financial Planner/firm develops a crisp and clear business plan which will guide him/her towards establishing a successful practice or take it to the next level. Take a look and get inspired!

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What is the proof that you have given “The Right Advice”?

Sadique Neelgund
January 16, 2012

Financial Planners should serve their clients while protecting themselves. This can be done by rigorously seeking to develop & apply five proofs to their client advisory process. What is clear from both recent regulatory reforms and best practice discussions is that the client’s informed consent to the risk in their financial plan is of critical importance. Many financial advising practices fail to help investors appropriately understand financial risk. In essence they do not meaningfully establish investors’ investment expectations…

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In 2012 – Let’s make change work in our favour!

Suresh Sadagopan
Founder, Ladder7 Financial Advisories
January 10, 2012

Every now and then SEBI keeps changing regulations that affects advisory business. But these are to be seen as minor irritants and one needs to see how it can be surmounted. There seems to be options available… the situation is not all that bleak. Change is constant. We may like it or hate it. But, change is relentless. It is better to embrace change than to fight it. Let’s resolve in 2012 to make change work in our favour!

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Together, Let’s Make it Happen! – Welcome Address at Annual Conference 2011

Sadique Neelgund
October 21, 2011

For those who missed attending the Network FP Annual Conference 2011 held in Mumbai on October 19, 2011, kindly findthe text of welcome address given by Sadique Neelgund, Founder, Network FP.

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Download Presentation – Untapped Opportunities for IFAs in Financial Planning

Sadique Neelgund

Here is the presentation on “Untapped Opportunities for IFAs in Financial Planning” given by Sadique Neelgund, Founder, Network FP at IFA Galaxy Knowledge Summit 2012 held in Chennai on October 14, 2011. The presentation makes a strong case for choosing to becoming an advisor and offer financial planning services in the new environment where the regulator is trying to distinguish between an “advisor” and an “agent”.

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Collective Response from Financial Planners to SEBI’s Concept Paper

Sadique Neelgund
October 5, 2011

Dear Members Below is the first draft of letter which Network FP on behalf of the Financial Planning Community proposes to send to SEBI in response to its SEBI’s Concept Paper on Regulation of Investment Advisors The response and the thoughts captured are based on initial feedbacks from some practicing and aspiring financial planners on our […]

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Hello Planner! Do YOU have a Written Financial Plan?

Sadique Neelgund
August 26, 2011

As a financial planner, it is very important to have our own financial plans in place that too in black & white and preferably prepared by another professional. We should go through this process before venturing out to plan financial lives of clients or preaching the benefits of planning to others.

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IFAs to drive the industry in future – But who will nurture them?

Sadique Neelgund
July 22, 2011

The share of IFAs in employment in financial services is 65-70% and will double in the next 10 years. This will see a huge surge in the new age intermediaries who are entrepreneurs by choice. The journey to create such large number in the next 10 years will need a concentrated effort by all stakeholders.

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