I Planned for Widowhood but Got a Lot Wrong
My husband and I thought we’d done everything right on end-of-life planning, but after he died, I found we missed a lot.
The Booming, Yet Overlooked, Business of Beauty
Think beauty is a "fluffy" investment? Then you haven’t looked at the numbers.
BDs Finding Balance: 2016 Broker-Dealer Reference Guide
As a subsection of the overall brokerage industry, the independent broker-dealer industry is shrinking.
Finke: DOL Rule May ‘Drop Bomb’ on Asset Management Industry
Annuities, nontraded REITs and even mutual funds face a transformed environment under the DOL fiduciary rule, Michael Finke writes.
DOL Fiduciary Rule Puts Advisors on Tricky Terrain
Firms and advisors must now untangle knotty questions raised in the rule.
Finally, Resolution to DOL's Fiduciary Rule Revolution
The DOL's long-awaited final fiduciary rule “ensures that putting clients first is no longer a marketing slogan, it's the law,” Labor Secretary Thomas Perez told reporters in April.
Overcoming the Fear of Advisors
Anxieties about working with advisors are common — and can be allayed.
Will Robos Send Advisors the Way of the Travel Agent?
Will advisors be disrupted by technology, as travel agents have? Or will more tech simply improve service, as with graphic design? That depends.
Regulators’ Secret Weapon Against Cyberattackers
FINRA and the SEC continue their concerted efforts to ensure financial firms’ compliance with cybersecurity regulations.
How to Manage Flood of Data With Dashboards
For financial advisory firms, the bottom line may be dollars and cents, but experienced industry professionals understand that the most valuable currency is information.