Under the Hood: Life Expectancy and Financial Planning
To make an adequate financial plan, you must assume a certain life expectancy for the client. Here's how to get started.
RCAP Says Some Selling Deals Have Resumed as Execs Buy Company Stock
The nontraded REIT distributor stays mum on which broker-dealers have changed their sales policies on ARCP products.
African-Americans Invest More Conservatively Than Whites: Study
African-Americans hold fewer stocks and bonds and more real estate, life insurance and CDs, according to Credit Suisse and Brandeis University.
El-Erian Tells Investors to Sell Stock
The Allianz economic advisor sees a bumpy road ahead and warns investors to keep some "dry powder" on hand.
Citigroup to Pay $15M FINRA Fine Over Research Leaks
Analysts' violations included illicitly helping issuers prep for road shows and hosting "idea dinners" discussing stock picks with certain clients.
The SEC Is Broken; Evaluating Smart Beta; Where Are the Privately Owned BDs?: December Investment Advisor—Slideshow
As the main regulator of the financial services industry, the SEC has three important jobs, but the agency is facing headwinds that keep it from doing those jobs as efficiently as possible.
3 Reasons to Go From Hedge to Mutual Fund
Why would a fund manager trade the freedom and fees of a hedge fund for the constraints of a mutual fund? Here's one manager's reasoning.
Top Portfolio Products: China Bond ETF From Global X
AssetMark adds donor-advised fund, while Franklin Templeton launches Social Security optimizer tool.
In a First, Plan Sponsors Say Top Priority Is Retiree Outcomes
Retirement plan sponsors are taking a greater interest in their participants’ retirement outcomes, according to Fidelity’s fifth annual Plan Sponsor Attitudes survey.
Prudential: Are Retirement Plans’ Auto-Features Up to Snuff?
Prudential Retirement brought together experts in the retirement industry to discuss tactics to overcome participant inertia, among them automatic plan features.