The 2014 Broker-Dealers of the Year: The Rules
To be eligible, a broker-dealer had to be nominated by at least 10% of the producing reps reported in the 2014 Broker-Dealer Reference Guide.
Thornburg Urges Advisors to 'Retire Retirement'
As the idea of retirement evolves, Thornburg Investments created an informational packet for advisors to help clients reshape their retirement expectations.
2014 Broker-Dealers of the Year—Scenario 1: Must BDs Acquire to Grow?
In an age of consolidation, what questions do independent broker-dealer leaders ask when a competitor comes up for sale? And do IBDs really need to acquire to grow their firms? Is there another way?
2014 Broker-Dealers of the Year—Scenario 2: Keeping Your Top Producers
How do broker-dealer leaders respond when a top producer asks for a product that the compliance deparment doesn’t like?
Despite Saving More, Workers Still Face Retirement Shortfalls
Although participation and contribution rates are fairly high in 401(k) plans, Natixis finds many participants, especially baby boomers, are on track to fall short.
Advocates: The 2014 Broker-Dealers of the Year
The 2014 Broker-Dealers of the Year are unabashed proponents of the independent BD model and, yes, their own firms.
Global Dividends Up 12% on US, Developed Market Strength
Dividends increased almost 12% in the second quarter, according to a report released Monday by Henderson Global Investors.
Parents Agree Kids Should Help Pay for College: Fidelity
Parents plan to cover 64% of their children’s college costs, Fidelity’s eighth annual College Savings Indicator Study found.
7 Ways to Boost Pension Systems: EY
Among the recommendations: appointing a "chief simplicity officer" for pension plans to make them more understandable to consumers.
Gen X Retirement Worse Than Boomers'? Check Your Math, Says EBRI
EBRI recently challenged studies from Pew and the Center for Retirement Research that concluded Gen Xers’ retirement prospects were in worse shape than baby boomers'.