Publisher’s Note: Thanks for Your Support
It’s been my pleasure to have shepherded AdvisorHub over the past eight months. I promised when I took over that we would become increasingly relevant to the financial advisory community, and I’d like to update you on how we have delivered, how you have responded, and on some exciting new features on the horizon.
As we have improved the reliability and relevance of our content, we have been rewarded with a 50% increase in users year-over-year! We have also spent a lot of time listening to our community, which includes some of the best-performing advisors in the nation (see our reader survey). To that end, we have added comment sections to each article and created a Forums tab where the advisor community can submit longer-form, unedited commentary and engage in cross-firm discussion.
We never forget that it is our readers who keep us current with the day-to-day events and longer-term firm and industry issues that give us an edge over our competition. In consultation with subscribers, we continue to make modifications to our site and our business.
We are excited to announce that we are adding more reporters to help us keep a keen eye on the industry and follow up responsibly on the suggestions, criticisms and commentary that you make. We are enhancing our Deals pages with additional information so you can better compare and contrast offerings in the industry, and we are devoting significant reportorial hours to our popular Recruiting Wire section (accessible under our News tab).
In coming months, we will unveil a redesigned site that we believe will be enticing and, most importantly, even easier to navigate. We also are introducing several new sections, including an Events tab for top industry conferences and seminars and renaming the “Hub” section “Resources” to better describe the contributor pieces, sponsored practice management articles, market commentary and product information that will be housed there. We also are removing the all-but-dormant Rumors tab that was a hallmark of the site when it was founded. This is not meant to diminish our commitment to inform, educate and, yes, entertain, but to acknowledge that we have incorporated the cutting-edge nature of the section into our day-to-day journalistic reports.
We are excited about the changes to come, and equally committed to preserving AdvisorHub as a unique voice and forum for advisors. We will continue publishing the pieces you have come to enjoy with stories such as “Merrill Cancels Christmas,” “Advisors Suffer Death by a Thousand Cuts,” and our Special Report, “Curse of the Barron’s List.”
In short, if it matters to you in the advisory community, it matters to us. Please keep reading, and keep us informed about what we should be covering.