Featured White Papers from Cambridge Investment Research, Inc.

Cambridge Investment Research, Inc.
1776 Pleasant Plain Road
Fairfield, IA 52556

Cambridge Investment Research, Inc. is an internally controlled financial solutions firm dedicated to serving independent financial advisors and their clients. They offer a flexible range of solutions in the areas of advice, growth, technology, independence, and more. Cambridge is guided by its core values of integrity, commitment, flexibility, and kindness.

Advisor Transition Guide: Steps To Prepare Your Brand and Clients

February 13, 2024

Take Your Next Step With Confidence. Use this step-by-step guide to establish your brand and effectively communicate with clients about your transition.

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Growth Strategies for Financial Advisors: A Guide to Business Building

November 01, 2023

Learn how to identify key growth needs, streamline operations, minimize pain points, and execute an intentional growth plan to help your practice reach its full potential.

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Six Steps to Succession Planning

August 17, 2023

Life is made up of the decisions we make, some proving much more challenging than others. During discussions on succession planning, we often ask financial professionals how many have spent at least three months planning their dream vacation and about 75 percent of the room usually raise their hand. When asked how many of them have spent three months planning the sale of their business, only a few hands remain. Maybe we don’t want to admit our own mortality or that the work remains too engaging, but the facts are that most independent financial professionals do not have a plan or know how to begin the process of selling their business. Let’s look at six key steps to take when planning your succession.

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Opportunities for Women in the Advice Industry

May 08, 2023

Prepare for a Demographic Shift in Wealth Management

Recent statistics indicate women remain significantly underrepresented in the financial services industry. However, growth and diversity are on the rise. Representation of women has increased from 20 percent in 2019, to 28 percent in 2022.1

There’s still a long way to go. It’s important to continue to address this issue to ensure equal opportunities for everyone to succeed as a financial advisor. Our whitepaper discusses several compelling reasons women are ideally suited for a career in the advice industry.

Among other topics, you will learn:

  • How the role of the modern-day financial advisor is evolving
  • How women can take advantage of the flexibility a career in the advice industry offers
  • Why ‘The Great Wealth Transfer’ is putting women in control of more assets than ever, and how that can benefit you and your business

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How to Leverage Outsourcing to Hire During the Great Resignation

September 01, 2022

Over 4.3 million workers resigned from their jobs in February 2022 alone in what has become the greatest labor shortage in history. As the Great Resignation continues to make hiring and retaining associates difficult, it’s more important than ever for advisors to consider outsourcing as a possibility to attract and retain talent.

Our guide will show you why effective hiring starts with identifying core values and how outsourcing can help you attract the right talent for your firm.

Key insights include:

  • Why effective hiring begins with defining your purpose, values, and culture
  • How to attract talent that aligns with your unique values
  • The importance of developing a strategic hiring process during the Great Resignation
  • How investing in your talent using training courses and development programs can help you retain talented associates

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Asking the Right Questions of Your Next Transition Team

May 31, 2022

Interested in finding a new firm, but worried about the complexity and uncertainty that comes with the transition process? Stop letting fear of the unknown prevent you from taking control of your future.

Gain access to our transition guide to ask the critical questions of your potential transition team, so you can feel confident in their ability to help you through your journey.

Download to learn:

  • A professional strategy for evaluating the transition services provided by potential partner firms
  • How to find a partner who can meet your current and future needs
  • What you need in a firm to avoid client disruption and quickly get back to business

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Remain Relevant with Next Generation Investors

November 18, 2021

The Great Wealth Transfer is here. An unprecedented $68 trillion1 is expected to pass from aging baby boomers to their heirs over the next 25 years. Are you prepared for the rapidly changing market?

Find out how you can position your business for future success by meeting the needs of younger investors, including:

  • How do you appeal to a younger clientele?
  • How likely is an heir to change financial professionals after inheriting wealth?
  • How do you adapt your approach to meet the needs of the next generation?

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