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Advisors need to listen more to keep clients on board, study says

Advisors need to listen more to keep clients on board, study says

Finance
Bloom ProductionsFinancial advisors are largely an optimistic bunch when it comes to growing their practices, new research shows.Yet they know they have some work to do to make that happen.While most advisors expect growth in their assets under management to come primarily from new and existing clients rather than market returns, they also say their client-relationship skills need improvement, according to a suvey from Natixis Investment Managers."It's about being stronger at actively listening and understanding what clients are really saying," said Dave Goodsell, executive director of Natixis' Center for Investor Insight. "You'd think if you do that, you'll have clients with you for a longer period of time."More from FA Playbook:Op-ed: All types of investors can improve their financial fo...
The Latest: More Florida beaches to close amid virus surge

The Latest: More Florida beaches to close amid virus surge

Health
MIAMI — More Florida beaches will be closing again to avoid further spread of the new coronavirus as officials try to tamp down on large gatherings amid a spike in confirmed COVID-19 cases. Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis said at a news conference Sunday in Pensacola that interactions among young people are driving the surge. Meanwhile in Broward County, home to Fort Lauderdale, authorities said they would be closing beaches during the busy Fourth of July weekend following the decision of Miami-Dade County to close theirs between July 3 and July 7. The Florida Department of Health reported on Sunday more than 8,500 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 29 deaths in a day. New hospitalizations are also ticking upward, although not as dramatically as the new cases. State officials on Friday announ
‘The nation is counting on you’: CIA’s thrilling advert to recruit more diverse candidates

‘The nation is counting on you’: CIA’s thrilling advert to recruit more diverse candidates

Technology
The CIA has launched a recruitment campaign across online video streaming websites, emphasising the value that women and people from minority ethnic backgrounds bring to the agency.The thrilling commercial - which could play out before audiences watch a geopolitical drama - stars a number of young actors, with the majority of speaking roles belonging to women. It's the first time the agency has run such ads, and comes as intelligence communities across the world face challenging competition from the private sector to recruit the best candidates. Image: Graphs showing diversity in US intelligence community in 2018. Pic: US ODNI The agency's director Gina Haspel - who is the first woman to hold the post on a permanent basis - has descri...
Bosses who deny gender bias are more likely to practice gender bias

Bosses who deny gender bias are more likely to practice gender bias

World
June 26 (UPI) -- Bosses that deny the problem of discrimination in the workplace are more likely to practice gender bias themselves, according to a study published Friday in Science Advances. The new research suggests that gender bias is built into the foundations of a career path, researchers say. Advertisement Even if a manager claims to treat an employee based on their competence alone, the study proves the competence and performance evaluations that many managers rely on are biased themselves, they said. "To be clear, it isn't a small fraction of managers who hold this belief," Christopher Begeny, a postdoctoral research fellow in the psychology department at the University of Exeter in Britain, told UPI in an email. "In our study, this was actually the most common belief that manage...
WHO: Ebola outbreak that killed more than 2,000 in Congo is over

WHO: Ebola outbreak that killed more than 2,000 in Congo is over

World
June 25 (UPI) -- The World Health Organization said Thursday that the Ebola outbreak in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo, which killed 2,280 people over nearly two years, has ended. The Ebola outbreak hit the eastern DRC on Aug. 1, 2018, in North Kivu province, nearly a week after the World Health Organization declared the ninth Ebola outbreak over in the DRC's northwest region. That outbreak, in the Equateur province, 1,500 miles away, infected 50 people and killed 33. Advertisement The 10th Ebola outbreak since 1976 for the central African country ranked second deadliest worldwide only to the 2014-2016 outbreak in an active conflict zone in West Africa. The 2014-2016 outbreak killed 2,287 people and infected 3,470 people, 28 percent of whom were children, according to the U....