2014 Broker-Dealers of the Year—Scenario 3: SEC Imposes Fiduciary Standard on Reps
How would top BDs handle this scenario? "In many ways," says Eric Schwartz of Cambridge, "we're in a fiduciary world already."
15 Worst Cities for Retirees
Looking for a place to retire? Put these cities at the bottom of your list, WalletHub says.
SEC Charges Firm With Fraud Over Undisclosed Mutual Fund Deal
Houston-based Robare Group was charged with fraud on allegations it received about $440,000 in eight years from a pact with a broker.
In Retirement Savings, Young Women Catching Up to Men: MassMutual
Women, especially millennials, are responding more favorably to retirement education campaigns than men are, according to MassMutual Retirement Services.
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.