For many monetary advisors, 2023 was a yr of rebound and reinvestment, as markets bounced again from the turbulence of 2022, and expanded revenue margins allowed advisory companies room to reinvest again into the providers and worth they’re offering purchasers to verify their retention stays robust sooner or later. Right here at Kitces.com, we have equally been within the midst of a reinvestment course of in 2023, setting the muse in order that we may give much more again to the Monetary Advicer neighborhood, as we proceed to develop our “Workforce of Nerds” past simply myself with extra writers and extra audio system, and develop and refine our Q-N-R requirements to make sure that every thing you get from Kitces.com is High quality, Nerdy, and Related… a typical for all Kitces content material, even when it is not created by Michael.
And within the coming yr, we’ll be sure that much more of that Kitces content material is eligible for not solely the complete vary of CE credit score for CFP, CPA, and the opposite varied skilled designations, but additionally the ever-expanding IAR CE obligation. Which, due to the brand new rollouts in each California and Florida in 2024, will imply almost half of all monetary advisors who’re IARs might want to fulfill the brand new IAR CE requirement in 2024… as as soon as an advicer has half a dozen purchasers in any of the 17 states or the District of Columbia, they must adjust to the brand new IAR CE guidelines. And a lot of advicers have greater than 5 purchasers in Florida!
In observe, which means we’ll be bringing again our standard IAR Ethics CE Day in 2024 (save the date for August twenty ninth!), increasing IAR CE credit to use to our month-to-month dwell webinars (along with our written weblog content material and recorded webinars), growing the cadence of our webinars from month-to-month to providing 2 each month (on the first and third Tuesday of every month… with the recording nonetheless accessible for many who cannot attend dwell), and persevering with to cross-apply our Kitces content material for all the opposite kinds of CE you could want as nicely (so you’ll be able to verify all of the bins directly!). Although we’re implementing a small $20/yr enhance (from $169 to $189 per yr) within the value of the Members Part to assist handle the price of rising employees salaries within the midst of inflation over the previous 2 years, and to additional reinvest into our Platform crew to make website enhancements so our content material is quicker to load and simpler to navigate.
Within the meantime, we stay dedicated to delivering the continuing cadence of content material that you have turn out to be accustomed to from Kitces. In 2024 we’ll once more characteristic our Advertising and marketing Summit (save the date for April twenty fifth!) and our Monetary Planning Worth Summit, we’ll be rolling out 2 new Advicer Analysis research (on Advertising and marketing and on Productiveness, as we wrap up the 2023 research on Wellbeing within the coming weeks), and we’ll be constructing a brand new Kitces Course on Optimizing Roth Conversions (to enhance our course on Optimizing Social Safety) to be launched in mid-2024.
Should you (or anybody ) desires to hitch our Workforce of Nerds, keep tuned for extra openings in 2024 as nicely, as we anticipate hiring a brand new Affiliate Monetary Planning Nerd, an Operations Affiliate, a brand new Director of Product and Platform, and a Director of Advisor Analysis. We’ll be itemizing these as they turn out to be accessible on our Kitces Profession Alternatives web page, or you’ll be able to join our separate Profession Alternatives mailing record (by way of that Alternatives web page) to be notified when new positions open up!
In the end, although, the main target stays the identical because it at all times has been – on our mission to “Make Monetary Advicers Higher, and Extra Profitable” – by our 4 strategic pillars of making Navigational assets, insightful Training, authentic Analysis, and expertise Growth for monetary advisors (and sure, our organizational technique actually does spell out N-E-R-D 😊). I hope you may proceed to come back together with us on the journey in 2024!