Is Using Big Data Price Optimization — Or Price Gouging?
Insurance provides a valuable bulwark in case of loss, but also allows clients to sleep at night. Peace of mind is worth a premium — but how much?
DOL, SEC Enforcement: DOL Wins Settlement for Whistleblowers
Meanwhile, the SEC charged a former investment bank analyst who worked in JPMorgan’s San Francisco office with insider trading.
5 Sectors Affected by Tianjin Explosions
The explosions, which killed more than 120 people, highlight questions about China’s safety record and regulatory capability.
Recruiting Roundup: UBS Nabs 4 Ex-Merrill Reps in Florida
Meanwhile, Raymond James adds a husband-and-wife team in Dallas to its employee channel.
Breaking Down International Investing
Advisor Debra Morrison explains the benefits of international investing to clients by using the analogy of baking a cake.
Top Portfolio Products: New ETFs from Van Eck, Compass EMP and Direxion
Portfolio products launched this week include leveraged long and short ETFs based on homebuilding and regional bank sectors, and an active share measure.
FINRA Enforcement: Sterne Agee Fined Over Lost Laptop
Meanwhile, Capital Guardian was fined for failing to detect suspicious transactions involving Venezuelan bonds.
3 Takeaways from BRICS Bank Launch and Summit
What Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa hope to gain with their joint development bank.
Recruiting Roundup: UBS Picks Up Morgan Stanley Reps
Meanwhile, LPL, Ameriprise and Wells Fargo reveal their latest recruiting coups.
10 Cheapest States for Retirement Health Care
Looking to guide your clients to states where their health care will cost substantially less? Here's your cheat sheet from HealthView Services.