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Navigating Value in Dynamic Markets With Robert Shiller, Jeremy Siegel, and Tom Haines (Ep. 63)

Navigating Value in Dynamic Markets With Robert Shiller, Jeremy Siegel, and Tom Haines (Ep. 63)

Ready to navigate value with the experts?

Strap in for a knowledge-packed episode where academic insights meet real-world financial strategies!

This week, host Jeremy Houser is joined by a dynamic team of academics, consisting of Nobel Prize-winning economist Professor Robert Shiller, acclaimed author and economist Professor Jeremy Siegel, and Executive Vice President of Annexus Group, Tom Haines. Together they share unparalleled insights into the economic forecasts, the power of narratives in financial markets, and the crucial role of technology and differentiation for advisors in today’s competitive landscape.

Robert, Jeremy, and Tom discuss: 

  • Navigating Economic Predictions: Exploring insights from 2020 predictions about inflation and international equities
  • The Role of Narratives in Shaping Financial Markets: How they influence investor behavior and economic outcomes
  • Embracing Technology: Incorporating innovative solutions to enhance client engagement and operational efficiency
  • Real Estate Market: Deep dive into the Case Shiller Index and the current housing market
  • Retirement Planning: Longevity risk and how annuities can play a factor
  • And so much more!

 

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About Robert Shiller:

Robert J. Shiller is Sterling Professor Emeritus of Economics, Department of Economics and Cowles Foundation for Research in Economics, Yale University, and Professor of Finance and Fellow at the International Center for Finance, Yale School of Management. He received his B.A. from the University of Michigan in 1967 and his Ph.D. in economics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1972. He has written on financial markets, financial innovation, behavioral economics, macroeconomics, real estate, and statistical methods, and on public attitudes, opinions, and moral judgments regarding markets. He was awarded the Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences jointly with Eugene Fama and Lars Peter Hansen in 2013.

 

About Jeremy Siegel:

Jeremy Siegel is a world-renowned expert on the economy and financial markets. The author of the award-winning investment classic Stocks for the Long Run, now in its third edition, he recently expanded that book’s ideas in The Future for Investors: Why the Tried and the True Triumph Over the Bold and the New. A frequent guest on CNN, CNBC, NPR, and other networks, he is a regular columnist for Kiplinger’s and Yahoo! Finance and the winner of dozens of awards for his research, writing, and teaching. Professor Siegel served for 15 years as head of economics training at JP Morgan and is currently the academic director of the U.S. Securities Industry Institute.

 

About Tom Haines:

Tom Haines is the Chief Investment Officer at ARS as well as Executive Vice President at Annexus Group. He began his career in the index and statistical arbitrage trading within BNP Paribas’ Cooper Neff Division (Paris office) before serving as vice president in the exchange-traded products (ETPs) group at NYSE Group and head of ETPs and derivative product solutions at RBS. Tom’s research on index products has been published in top financial journals. He formerly served as a member of FINRA’s Investment Management Committee. Tom holds a bachelor’s degree in quantitative finance from James Madison University in Virginia.

Innovative Growth Opportunities For Advisors Right Now (Ep. 62)

Innovative Growth Opportunities For Advisors Right Now (Ep. 62)

In an era where technology is dominating new markets every day, one might think that Financial Advisors are next on the chopping block.

However, Jeremy Houser’s experience tells a different story. 

Jump into new growth areas for the financial advising community amidst current economic uncertainties. Explore how inflation, the Federal Reserve’s moves, and economic growth concerns influence investors and advisors. Jeremy shares insights on sticking to proven plans and processes for 2024 while offering advice on how to reach younger generations that will be accumulating a great deal of wealth over the next 20 years. Walk away with actionable advice on thriving in today’s economic environment, the groundbreaking impact of the Advisor Mentorship Program, and innovative approaches to client attraction and retention.

Jeremy discusses: 

  • The performance of the Advisor Mentorship Program in the first quarter of 2024 compared to first quarter of 2023
  • The systems, processes and tools that have helped these advisors see hockey stick growth 
  • Utilizing technology and social media marketing to attract younger generations and grow your advisory business 
  • The current state of the housing market
  • Implementing data-driven strategies for crafting effective marketing strategies
  • And more

 

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Building an Effective Succession Plan with Colleen Bowler (Ep. 61)

Building an Effective Succession Plan with Colleen Bowler (Ep. 61)

Building a business is tough, but leaving it can be even tougher. 

In this installment of the Advisor Mentorship Podcast, Jeremy Houser sits down with the distinguished Colleen Bowler, CFP®, who has not only successfully navigated the complexities of building a robust planning firm, Strategic Wealth Planners, but has also championed a seamless succession transition. Throughout her illustrious career, Colleen has accumulated a wealth of accolades as a strategic coach. Listen as she shares insights into achieving a harmonious work-life balance, empowering others to reach their full potential, and how to strengthen client relations.

Colleen and Jeremy discuss: 

  • The significance of transitioning from an ‘I’ to ‘We’ mindset when building an advisory firm
  • Practical strategies for effective succession planning and continuity
  • The role of mindset and habits in personal and professional growth for advisors
  • Insights into leveraging different assessments to deepen client relationships and uncover needs beyond the financial
  • Colleen’s life post-succession
  • And more!

 

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About Our Guest:

Colleen Bowler, CFP®, spent over 25 years building and growing her planning firm, Strategic Wealth Partners. Along the way, she received numerous industry awards and presented at many industry meetings, but her greatest success, she feels, was the impact she and her team created in the lives of hundreds of individuals and families “under their care”. Planning in advance, Colleen implemented a 3-year succession plan that worked! 

In 2020, Colleen founded C&J Innovations with Jeanne Hurlbert, PhD, who brings expertise in assessments and surveys. Colleen and Jeanne combined their unique expertise to create a female-led company with patent pending assessments that help financial professionals increase value for prospects, clients, and advisors by expanding conversations beyond the financial realm to encompass all areas of life – similar to what Colleen and her team did in her planning firm.  

In addition, Colleen has served as a coach with the Strategic Coach Program since 2003, all while raising a son as a single mom and co-authoring a book, Generous Kids.  Now, along with C&J and coaching, she continues enjoying time with her blended and extended family, friends, and a variety of nonprofits.

Mastering Your Mindset with Ricky Kalmon (Ep. 60)

Mastering Your Mindset with Ricky Kalmon (Ep. 60)

Ready to grow in 2024? Mindset matters.

Join us on the latest installment of the Advisor Mentorship Podcast as Jeremy Houser and special guest Ricky Kalmon delve into the world of mindset mastery. Explore the essential traits of successful sales leaders in 2024 and the importance of differentiation in the advisor space. Discover how mastering your mindset and overcoming limiting beliefs can pave the way for unparalleled success.

Ricky and Jeremy discuss: 

  • The importance of sleep management and stress reduction to optimize performance and well-being
  • The importance of creating and maintaining healthy habits to promote personal growth
  • Business leadership and self-development: How exceptional leaders prioritize self-awareness and continuous improvement to drive success
  • The Ricky Kalman app: Explore how it can revolutionize your mindset, sleep quality, stress management, and overall growth journey
  • And more!

 

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About Our Guest:

Ricky Kalmon is a mindset expert, motivational speaker, and celebrity hypnotist who delivers high-energy and motivational keynote programs. His programs are inspirational and offer compelling, applicable tools anyone can use in personal and professional development. Kalmon reveals how our mindset can be the greatest tool in achieving new heights, reducing stress, and increasing productivity and potential. 

Ricky Kalmon’s mindset message and techniques will change the way you live, work, and think. Kalmon works with Fortune 500 companies, sales teams, leaders, executives, and sports teams, teaching them how to reinforce their thoughts and beliefs to enhance their results. By creating awareness of your thoughts, Kalmon reveals how to enhance your mindset to eliminate doubt and ignite your positive intentions. 

Through his programs, thousands have changed their world by changing the way they think. In addition, he has made numerous special guest appearances on ESPN, Disney, Hallmark Channel, Fox, FX, E, HLN/CNN, TV Guide and Comedy Central. Ricky Kalmon delivers top rated corporate entertainment and mindset motivational keynote programs for corporate events, meetings and special events.

Elevating Advisor Productivity: Lessons from The 2024 Founder’s Club Experience (Ep. 59)

Elevating Advisor Productivity: Lessons from The 2024 Founder’s Club Experience (Ep. 59)

Don’t just imagine your success, strategize for it and make that dream a reality. 

In the latest installment of the Advisor Mentorship Podcast, Jeremy Houser reflects on the incredible growth and success his team has experienced this year so far. From reducing the number of advisors in monthly strategy calls to fostering a hyper-focused and value-driven community, Jeremy shares insights into the dedication and progress of these advisors. Jeremy also goes on to share highlights from the most recent Founders’ Club experience in Nashville, which featured impactful speakers like Dr. Kevin Elko, Brittany Hodak, Carl Richards and more.

Jeremy discusses:

  • The continuing growth and success among top advisors on his team
  • Highlights from the recent Founders’ Club experience in Nashville
  • Impactful takeaways and quotes from guest speakers
  • Strategies for attracting Gen X clients
  • And more 

 

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Growing a World-Class Wealth Management Practice With Chris Manske (Ep. 58)

Growing a World-Class Wealth Management Practice With Chris Manske (Ep. 58)

In today’s fast-paced financial world, many advisors struggle to focus on what they are experts at and attracting the right client.

In this insightful episode, Jeremy Houser sits down with Chris Manske, the innovative mind behind Manske Wealth Management. Together, they delve into the secrets behind the firm’s remarkable success and the strategic approaches that set it apart in the industry. By focusing on systems, learning from errors, and fostering team growth through revenue, Manske Wealth Management exemplifies how a business can thrive while keeping clients’ interests at the forefront.

Chris Manske discusses: 

  • His team being ranked in 2023 as one of the fastest growing investment advisor firms in the country
  • Strategies that have helped his team grow to over $500 Million of AUM
  • Failing Loudly
  • Implementing robust systems and processes that promote growth
  • Networking tips and emphasizing a client-centered approach
  • And more

 

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About Our Guest:

Christopher Manske, CFP® is on a mission to improve finance for everyone. A United States Military Academy graduate, he left the Army as a captain, joined Merrill Lynch, and grew his investment group so fast that he was selected to help create and deliver financial training nationwide. He founded Manske Wealth Management in 2012 and his firm has been repeatedly recognized by Financial Advisor Magazine as one of the nation’s largest investment firms.  

In 2020, Chris published his first book The Prepared Investor, which guides investors as to what to do in a crisis. His second book, Outsmart the Money Magicians, recently published with McGraw Hill, warns investors not to allow what he calls “lifestyle creep” to impede wealth accumulation and explains how investors are often too focused on reducing their tax burden when they should be focused on accumulating wealth. 

In 2023, Advisor Hub magazine listed Chris Manske as one of the fastest-growing investment advisors in the country. Manske’s thoughts can be seen in The Wall Street Journal, Texas Monthly, Forbes, Yahoo! Finance, and many more.  He’s been a keynote speaker for the AARP and his team has addressed many major companies like Microsoft, IBM, Exxon, Boeing, and GE.  

For over twenty years, he’s been married to a Texas Aggie named Jessica and together they raise four daughters.

Has Video Officially Killed The Radio Star? with Katie Braden (Ep. 57)

Has Video Officially Killed The Radio Star? with Katie Braden (Ep. 57)

In today’s digital age of Google & YouTube, financial advisors continue to face the daunting challenge of standing out among the crowd.

This episode of the Advisor Mentorship Podcast provides a treasure trove of insights to harness the power of video marketing to solve just that.

Jeremy Houser is joined by Founder of Advisor Video Marketing, Katie Braden, who explains how financial advisors can leverage video content to establish trust, showcase their knowledge, and engage with clients and prospects in a meaningful way. By sharing her personal experiences and success stories of those she’s mentored, Katie illustrates how overcoming common hurdles like imposter syndrome and low engagement can lead to significant growth and a robust online presence. Also, get a sneak peek into Katie’s 12-week workshop designed to equip advisors with the skills needed to produce captivating video content and exude confidence on camera.

Katie discusses:

  • Benefits and hurdles of implementing video marketing
  • Frequently asked questions from advisors about utilizing video marketing
  • Resources and tools that can help advisors start their video marketing journey
  • Katie Braden’s personal experiences
  • Strengthening client relationships
  • And more

 

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About Katie Braden:

Katie Braden, CFP® and Founder and Chief Video Officer of Advisor Video Marketing is bullish on the power of authentic video. She loves working with advisors to help them improve their virtual meeting setup, build confidence on camera and use video to grow their brand, attract more of their ideal clients and better communicate with existing clients. 

Katie is also a Private Pilot and loves the freedom of the skies, whether flying herself or traveling around the world with her husband, who is a professional pilot. She can otherwise be found at home in Las Vegas, NV with two adorable kittens, Pepper and Acorn.

How To Leverage Life Insurance with Jeremy Bickler, CLU® (Ep. 56)

How To Leverage Life Insurance with Jeremy Bickler, CLU® (Ep. 56)

New innovations are making life insurance more accessible! 

Join us for this episode of The Advisor Mentorship Podcast’, where InsurMark Vice President Jeremy Houser welcomes back Jeremy Bickler from NIW, part of the Simplicity Family. Together they dive into challenges and celebrate successes, particularly spotlighting NIW’s innovative Kaizen life insurance plan.

Key Highlights:

  • Discover how federal rate hikes and AG 49 regulations are transforming the insurance industry
  • Learn about the triumph of the Kaizen plan, which excels despite challenges, thanks to technological advancements and extended partnerships
  • Find out about the innovative monthly payment feature for life insurance, designed to assist budget-conscious clients and perfectly suited for executive bonuses
  • Explore the digital revolution in insurance, highlighting the move towards online, paperless client enrollment processes
  • Understand how services are customized for diverse clientele, from medium-sized businesses to large corporations, especially in executive bonus scenarios
  • And much more!

 

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About Our Guest:

Jeremy Bickler is VP of Sales for the Central Region at NIW. He brings over 20 years of industry experience, working across multiple areas of the business. While life insurance is his passion and focus, he has marketed and sold annuities, asset-based LTC, and disability. Jeremy has worked as an external wholesaler for multiple top-rated insurance carriers and is the former owner of an IMO where he presided over the life insurance division. In his current role at NIW, he assists IMOs in implementing Kai-Zen® and other premium finance strategies into their business. He also trains IMO sales staff and individual agents on using leveraged IUL for estate planning and supplemental income solutions. 

Ways to Influence in 2024 (Ep. 55)

Ways to Influence in 2024 (Ep. 55)

Looking to stay ahead and on top of 2024’s financial advising game?

Dive into the future of financial advising with the latest episode of InsurMark’s “Advisor Mentorship Podcast,” featuring Vice President Jeremy Houser. Kicking off with a celebration of their record-breaking achievements in December, Jeremy sets the stage for an engaging exploration of the strategies vital for financial advisors in 2024.

Key Discussion Points:

  • Customer Preferences Shift: Understanding the trend towards secure financial products like annuities and life insurance
  • Execution in 2024: The vital role of implementing well-crafted plans in a favorable business climate
  • Authenticity in Advising: Insights on the power of authenticity in influencing client relationships
  • Practicing What They Preach: The importance of using the products they recommend for trust and credibility
  • 2023 Lessons for 2024 Strategies: Engaging clients through genuine communication and adapting to market changes
  • And much more!

 

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Innovation & Diligence in Index Selection with Tom Haines (Ep. 54)

Innovation & Diligence in Index Selection with Tom Haines (Ep. 54)

Is your financial advisory strategy future-proof?

Discover innovative strategies in financial advising with insights from Jeremy Houser, AMP host and Vice President of InsurMark, as he engages in a thought-provoking conversation with Tom Haines, EVP of Capital Markets & Index Solution at Annexus. With a background that includes a significant tenure at UBS in New York City, Tom brings a wealth of knowledge to the table, particularly in index annuities and selecting indexes.

Key Highlights:

  • The secrets of Annexus’s index selection, where academic insights meet Wall Street ingenuity to revolutionize investing
  • How innovative design and strategic diversification are transforming retirement planning, challenging conventional market trends
  • Peek into Annexus’s journey to the top, uncovering the visionary strategies that set their products apart
  • How Annexus masterfully balances steadfast processes with dynamic market changes to redefine success standards
  • Witness how Annexus stays ahead by harnessing wisdom from academic giants, carving a niche in the competitive financial arena
  • Gain insights into the evolving bond market and the rising potential of Fixed Index Annuities as we enter 2024
  • Enter a groundbreaking phase of financial advising, focusing on the strategic integration of Fixed Index Annuities for robust portfolio management
  • And much more!

 

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About Tom Haines:

Tom leads the index diligence and selection process at Annexus and coordinates the firm’s relationships with asset managers, academic experts, and investment banks. He also plays a pivotal role at Annexus Retirement Solutions, working closely with insurers and asset managers. Prior to Annexus, Tom led Equity Solutions Structuring at UBS Investment Bank and has a rich history in financial markets, including roles at BNP Paribas and NYSE Group. A member of FINRA’s Investment Management Committee and a holder of a bachelor’s degree in Quantitative Finance from James Madison University, Tom’s expertise is well-recognized in the industry.