Betterment Played Favorites With Clients After Brexit Vote: Massachusetts Regulator
The regulator is unhappy with the unequal treatment of Betterment’s retail and institutional clients during the firm’s trading halt following Brexit.
Compliance Support for DOL Fiduciary Rule Next Big Advisor Need: Cogent
Advisor education may be important for firms as much for assuaging fears and easing confusion as for compliance, new research from Cogent says.
Americans ‘Clueless’ About Social Security Benefits: Sen. McCaskill
A GAO report commissioned by Sens. McCaskill and Collins found the SSA does not consistently provide key information during the claiming process.
U.K. Official: No Brexit Negotiations This Year; U.S. Groups Want Transition Period
A British official overseeing trade policy told a SIFMA symposium that the U.K. will “definitely not” begin the process of exiting the EU before year end.
Liquid Alts Eked Out Gain in August
The Wilshire Liquid Alternative Index returned 0.1% in August, underperforming the HFRX Global Hedge Fund Index’s return by five basis points.
U.S. Justice Department Investigating Wells Fargo
The probe follows a $185 million fine levied by regulators who charged the bank with opening 2 million accounts without customers' approval.
Ignore These 7 Climate Change Factors at Your Portfolio’s Peril: BlackRock
Financial advisors should add climate change to the list of factors they consider when thinking about portfolio risks, said BlackRock’s Richard Turnhill.
PIMCO Accuses Bill Gross of Leaking Confidential Bonus Records
PIMCO escalated its court battle with Bill Gross by claiming he may have destroyed documents and leaked confidential pay information to the media.
Pension Spending Shows Big Impact on Economy: NIRS Report
In 2014, retiree spending of pension benefits generated $1.2 trillion in total economic output, supporting 7.1 million jobs, according to the report.
Betterment Renames, Restructures Its Advisor Platform
Betterment Institutional becomes Betterment for Advisors and will offer ETFs from Vanguard and ETFs from Goldman Sachs.