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'.
How to Overcome Behavioral Biases, Raise Retirement Savings: Cerulli
Cerulli’s latest research addresses ways recordkeepers can better engage retirement plan participants to improve outcomes.
Smaller Asset Management Firms Can Have Big Brands
Just ask PIMCO: smaller firms that “punch above their weight” can leverage their brand better than larger firms that have lost momentum, consultancy Landor says.
Advisors, Get Paranoid: Your Firm Is a Hacker’s Candy Store
Hackers don’t just want money. Financial advisors have access to valuable information, not to mention connections to other advisors with their own assets and information.