32 iPad Apps for Successful Financial Advisors
Here are advisors' favorite apps for networking, productivity, travel and more, according to ClientWise and its readers.
Global Realities Won’t Overcome Investor Complacency: Searching for Alpha for October 2014
Stocks, bonds and credit finished in the red in September, but the current bull market has as much to do with sentiment as fundamentals.
Revenge of the Compliance Nerds: The SEC’s Whistleblower Program
What could possibly go wrong with the SEC's program encouraging compliance personnel at firms the SEC regulates to rat on their own firms?
Are You a Crummey Advisor or Just a Crummy Advisor?
When it comes to passing your clients' wealth to the next generation in the most tax-efficient way, you definitely want to be a Crummey advisor.
Lessons From Bill Gross' Departure From PIMCO
To begin, did PIMCO really not have a succession plan in place for their key man?
IRS Blesses 401(k) Rollovers With Pre-, After-Tax Contributions
New IRS rules change the treatment of after-tax retirement plan assets upon distribution, providing flexibility and certainty for clients with both pretax and after-tax contributions.
Using Monte Carlo in Financial Planning: The Assumptions
When creating a financial plan, Monte Carlo simulation can, and in some cases should, be used. Here are the assumptions I test.
Anti-Money Laundering and Advisors: SEC Compliance vs. Best Practices
Yes, technically there is no requirement imposed upon investment advisors to maintain an anti-money laundering program, but try telling that to your SEC examiner.
Understanding Advisor Economics 101: Follow the Money
The economics of being a wirehouse broker vs. an independent advisor, of the wirehouses vs. fee-based financial services firms, and the CFP Board.
Why You Should Use Team Bonuses Based on Firm Revenue
It would be a shame for advisors to confuse David Grau's and Michael Kitces' aversion to individual revenue-based bonuses with team bonuses.