Why Advisors Should Pay Attention to Social Security and Medicare Reform Plans
President-elect Donald Trump has pledged no changes to Social Security and Medicare, but his pick for HHS doesn't necessarily agree.
DOL Fiduciary Rule Harming Investors Via 'Orphaned' 401(k)s: ICI's Blass
Under the Trump administration, SEC is likely to place a “heavy emphasis on capital formation,” said the policy director of Americans for Financial Reform.
Betterment CEO to Trump: DOL Fiduciary Rule ‘Worth Your Time’
The independent robo-advisory took out full-page ads in the NYT and WSJ asking the president-elect and readers to get behind the rule.
What the Future of Social Security Looks Like: Bill Reichenstein
Reichenstein, a CFA and university professor, explains how to extend the trust fund's solvency and reveals some strategies retirees overlook.
Fee Compression, Compliance Are Top Concerns for Advisors: SEI Survey
Only 11% of the advisors surveyed are ready for the implementation of the DOL fiduciary rule in 2017.
CANNEX Brings Greater Transparency to Annuity Market: Top Portfolio Products
In other product news, Invesco and iShares expand their ETF lineups.
Betterment Signs Up 300-Plus Retirement Plan Clients in 2016
Benefiting from the DOL rule, Betterment for Business is reaching out to midsize firms in high tech and other emerging fields.
Star LPL Rep Charged With Annuities Fraud; Targeted Elderly
A client in her 80s with dementia and limited funds was sold an annuity with a seven-year surrender policy, Massachusetts regulators say.
Citizens Financial to Start Robo-Advisory Platform With SigFig
The Royal Bank of Scotland is partnering with SigFig to launch a robo-advisor platform next year.
Ameriprise Adds 10 Reps as Raymond James Brings in $780M Advisors: Recruiting Roundup
Both firms attract financial advisors from Wells Fargo and other wirehouses.