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Show Host: Lauren Foster

Producer: Mitchell Forst 

Mar 31, 2021

Charlotte Beyer, founder and former CEO of the Institute for Private Investors and author or the CFA Institute Research Foundation brief “Relationship Alpha: The Emerging Competitive Advantage in Wealth Management,” explains what relationship alpha is and why it’s important and how advisers can better serve their clients.
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Topics discussed:
2:15 Intro: How Charlotte founded the Institute for Private Investors (IPI)
3:56 What has changed in wealth management over the last four decades
7:00 What really works well for advisors?
9:57 Research Foundation brief, Relationship Alpha: what is the relationship alpha and why       should advisees care more about it?
3:18 How do advisors improve their authenticity in a virtual setting?
14:45 How does one measure relationship alpha? And can you train relationship alpha?
18:55 Key takeaways for marketing to prospects 
21:38 Work at Wharton and eight components of wealth management chats 
25:40 How do advisors distinguish themselves? How can advisors know if the client meeting is being successful?
29:25 Charlotte’s book list 
32:25 Wrap-up questions
o One long-term change that you hope to see as a result of the pandemic
o What one item would you bring on a long space flight?
o Flight vs. invisibility?
Related articles and links:
Research Foundation Brief: 
Link to the CFA Institute research: 
(The research is cited on footnote #8 on page 19)
That's What She Said: What Men Need to Know (and Women Need to Tell Them) About Working Together by Joanne Lipman
A Wealth of Possibilities: Navigating Family, Money, and Legacy by Ellen Miley Perry 
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