Frontier Markets Gain Interest: Morningstar
While China, Brazil and Russia have begun to slow, Morningstar analyst says many frontier-market economies are entering a period of mid- to high-single-digit growth.
Merrill Signs Ex-NFL Player to Head San Francisco Complex
Willie Thomas, a former Seattle Seahawk, has 20-plus years in the business and will lead nearly 200 reps.
New Hire Roundup: Envestnet Names Hardwick President of Advisor Services
Meanwhile, New York Life has appointed Kathleen Navarro its chief diversity officer.
Senate Passes Tax Extenders Bill
Tax extender package applies only to 2014 and will last two more weeks.
Investment Myth-Buster: Small-Cap Stocks Don’t Bring Bigger Returns
Research Affiliates painstakingly debunks the cherished notion of a small-cap premium.
Genworth Named Best for LTC and Life Insurance Service: Dalbar
Genworth was ranked first for the high quality of service in long term care and third for the quality of service provided to life insurance policyholders.
Vanguard’s Robo-Offering: Good for Advice, Bad for Advisors
Expert Michael Kitces weighs in on the pros and cons of the industry giant's latest plans.
20 Best & Worst Dividend ETFs: 2014
ETF Database looked at ETFs that were classified as dividend focused and not simply ones that paid a dividend.
CFP Board Calls First Computer-Based Exams a ‘Success’
CFP Board CEO Kevin Keller congratulates those who passed what he called a “very rigorous exam.”
FINRA Penalizes Merrill $2.4M Over Pricing of GM Notes
The fine and restitution are tied to markdowns of more than 10% paid to several hundred clients over two years.