Rethinking Asset Allocation for Aging Clients
Arbitrary notions about aging—and conventional wisdom on managing money for clients in retirement—may be off target.
8 Questions to Help Advisors Comply With the DOL’s Other New Rule
Labor’s White Collar Exemption Rule, which changes the rules on which employees get overtime pay, has a deadline of December 1, 2016.
Errors of Commission: AUM Fees Are Better Business
Broker-dealers' decisions to stop offering commission products in retirement accounts reopens the fees-versus-commissions debate.
SEC's Sketchy Insider Trading Definition Sparks Enforcement Actions
Fund advisors should re-examine policies to prevent insider trading given the shifting contours of insider trading law and the SEC’s aggressive enforcement.
Kansas Ends Bad Economic News by Not Reporting It
The Kansas governor canceled a report meant to measure the economic growth results of his likely failed tax cutting strategy.
Dodging a Pro-Rata Tax Debacle on IRA Transactions
Ignoring the pro-rata rule on retirement plan distributions can turn a nontaxable transaction into a transaction that generates a big tax bill.
Coders: The Business Partners You Didn’t Know You Had
The developers working behind the scenes on advisor technology represent the glorious underbelly of fintech you’ll likely never see, but depend on every day.
Mergers Raise Prices, Not Efficiency
The data show that while mergers may work out well for shareholders, they don't help the economy grow.
Market Timing Works, but It Mucks Things Up
The questions on timing: 1) Can it really work for asset managers? 2) Should investors buy into it? 3) How does it affect the market?
Your Biggest Cybersecurity Threat? Your Employees
Hackers routinely target workers who are dangerously oblivious to proper cybersecurity practices. Preventing these breaches demands firm-wide education.