The Best Way for Advisors to Stand Out
Don’t hide your passion for what you do under a basket, advisors! Passion is contagious: your employees and clients will thank you.
Why Foreign Investors Should Beware of FATCA
Using some foreign entities—like a personal investment company or trust—to invest in the U.S. may leave some foreign investors subject to FATCA reporting—and penalties.
Combating Elder Abuse Requires More Than Raising Awareness
NASAA is drafting model legislation to address how broker-dealers and advisors should respond when they suspect or detect senior financial exploitation.
PIMCO Sold Itself Some Bonds
It's a fascinating little study in bond market liquidity. One is a story of costs, the other is a story of risks.
Even Skeptics Can Profit From Climate Change
You don’t have to be a believer in climate change to be willing to profit from it, Barry Ritholtz says.
Luring Millennials Is a Waste, Take 2: Serving the Children of Clients Makes Sense
It seems pretty clear that millennial clients are not going to fit into the AUM fee business model of many independent advisors. However...
Home Security Cameras: ‘Gotcha Cams’ Deter or Detect Crimes, at a Cost
The market for “pinhole” video cameras is booming, but high-net-worth families should know the disconcerting legal consequences for their improper use.
Judge Intervenes After SEC Creates Wrongful BD ‘Death Spiral’
A judge has turned a $19 million SEC case against Panamanian broker-dealer Verdmont into a $240,000 case because of the agency's rush to judgment.
The 401(k) Loan: Friend or Foe for Clients?
Borrowing from a 401(k) plan is often a taboo subject for clients, but there are many scenarios where a client will need to borrow funds.
First Impressions of Redtail’s CRM Offering
Now that I've talked to an actual person at Redtail, I've been impressed with its CRM offering for advisors.