Fed’s QE2 Generates Pension Plan Uncertainty, Mercer Says
After the midterm elections, the Federal Reserve passed a quantitative easing program (QE2) that could potentially cause further deterioration in U.S. pension plan funding, a Mercer study finds.
Principal Report: Tips for Advisors to Keep Clients’ Retirement Savings on Track
Principal Financial Group has released to advisors the Savings-to Employment Income Ratio, a quick litmus test for estimating the health of investor's retirement savings, according...
Top 5 Fund Providers for Advisor Loyalty in Mutual Funds, ETFs, VAs
Based on a national survey of more than 1,500 registered advisors, the report found that American Funds, iShares and Prudential Financial have strong connections with individual advisors.
Facebook, Twitter Are Capitalist Tools of Banks and Credit Card Issuers
Banks and credit cards issuers are using social media to connect with their customers and reinforce their brands.
Altegris Advisors Introduces Managed Futures Strategy Funds
Altegris Advisors has launched the Altegris Managed Futures Strategy Fund for investors to participate in managed futures with an actively managed mutual fund.
GOP, Offering Plan, Rejects Obama's Call to End Bush-Era Tax Cuts
House Republican leader John Boehner proposed a two-part plan that he said would stimulate the economy and stop the tax hikes suggested by President Barack Obama during his speech about the nation's economy on Wednesday, September 8.
NYSE Euronext Joint Venture Focuses on Sustainable Energy Market
NYSE Euronext (NYX) is expanding its focus on environmental and sustainable energy initiatives through a joint venture, NYSE Blue, with APX, Inc., the company announced Tuesday, September 7.
Olivia Mitchell to Get RIIA Award at Annual Meeting
Mitchell will receive the Achievement in Applied Retirement Research Award.
FaithShares Advisors Launches Its First SMA
FaithShares Advisors is expanding its investment portfolio with a highly customizable separately managed account (SMA), the firm announced Wednesday, September 1.
Schwab IMPACT Conference Registration Outpacing 2009
Charles Schwab IMPACT 2010 Conference will focus on technology at the annual conference from October 26-29, as advisor registration has already outpaced last year's numbers, according to Schwab on Thursday.