Top 10 Blogs to Follow in 2019 for Early Stage RIA Firms

When it comes to becoming top in the advisory field and growing your business, the learning process never truly ends. An easy way to keep up to date on the newest and best industry information is finding blogs that are as committed to excellence as you.
Whether you experienced unprecedented growth in 2018 or need some new ideas to help your firm take off, these blogs are sure to give you new tactics, tips and information to make 2019 even bigger. Find the inspiration and insight you need for your firm with some of the top professionals in the field.
Here are the 10 best blogs to help you grow your firm in 2019.

The Reformed Broker

Year after year, advisory firms turn to The Reformed Broker and for very good reason: it provides the top commentary and opinions on the market today. It is written by Joshua M. Brown, CEO of Ritholtz Wealth Management. He was listed on “40 Under 40” in 2015 by Investment News because of his impressive career.

Nerd’s Eye View

Nerd’s Eye View identifies industry trends for financial advisors and gives great advice on how to improve service and better leverage technology. Started by Michael Kitces, a partner at Pinnacle Advisory Group and CoFounder of XY Planning Network, this blog contains insights and tips to help firms take their business to the next level.

Above the Market

Started by the Chief Investment and Information Officer for Madison Avenue Securities, Bob Seawright has advice for everyone: advisors, and investors alike. You will find market insights and the psychology of finance in one place to help grow your firm.

Bank Think

BankThink is the collaboration of numerous contributors to give you the top information in the field. You can stay up-to-date with the newest ideas and developments in financial services. It isn’t exclusively focused on the advisory industry, but the content comes from a sterling source and makes it easy to stay up on the wider financial industry.

Wealth Management Today

Wealth Management Today is the blog of Craig Iskowitz, the founder and CEO of Ezra Group. The blog is geared towards wealth management professionals and produces thought-provoking content to help expand your industry knowldge base.


FPPad states that its objective is to empower financial advisors to use technology. They provide valuable information, news, and thought-leader pieces on the influence of technology and financial planning. If your firm is new to providing technology, or you just want to keep up on the latest trends, then FPPad has the resources you need. They also have a Youtube channel and iTunes podcast for all of the latest information on how to use your website for growing your business.

Advisor Perspectives

Curated by numerous contributors, Advisor Perspectives is dedicated exclusively to RIAs and offers the latest news and commentary to grow your business. They provide actionable insights on their blog and newsletters with investment strategies and interviews with leaders in the industry.

The Big Picture

The Big Picture is the blog of the founder and Chief Investment Officer of Ritholtz Wealth Management, Barry Ritholtz. His credentials include being named one of the 15 most important journalists in the United States and columnist for both the Bloomberg View and The Washington Post. Ritholtz tackles all the subjects related to finance from wealth management to economic trends.

Gen Y Planning

It’s essential for financial firms to have a solid understanding of the next generation purchasing their services. Sophia Bera tackles the issues related to people in their 20s and 30s to give you the perspective you need to understand their needs. No wonder she was recognized as ‘Top 40 Under 40’ by Investment News and profiled in ’10 of the Best Personal Finance Experts’ on Twitter.

Investment Writing

An RIA firm should be able to express themselves professionally on paper. Whether through email, letters, webinars or newsletter, professional writing is key to any business. Writer Susan Weiner provides excellent tips and commentary on getting the most from your writing.
Whether you need a better understanding of your core market, tips for growing your business or the latest news in investments and trading, check out these blogs to find the information that you need!