FINRA’s Big-Brokerage Loyalty Revealed in New Bonus Plan: Lawyer
The proposal, which curtails mandatory disclosures, should "leave no doubt" where FINRA’s loyalties lie, lawyer Patrick Burns says; recruiter Jon Henschen argues disclosure is pointless.
Social Security Focus: Funding, Benefits and Remarriage
Here are a triumvirate of stories on Social Security: One on what threatens its financing, one that compares its benefits to other retirement plans and one that looks at what could limit its benefits.
Add Life Insurance to Your Wealth Transfer Toolkit, Saybrus Urges
The life insurer makes the case for how its product can provide efficient, stable income for beneficiaries.
Are Risk Parity Funds Back on Track?
Allocations based on risk can help boost portfolio diversification, one expert shares.
Top Portfolio Products: Stock Split, Euro Stoxx ETFs Launched
Plus, 361 Capital files to launch a long/short product, while Schwab adds Direxion, other ETFs to OneSource.
3 Ways to Attract and Retain Talented Advisors
Firms that don't provide incentives for talented advisors to stay are at risk of losing them, according to Schwab's 2014 RIA Benchmarking Study.
Brooklyn Man Passed Illicit Stock Tips on Napkins: SEC
The SEC charged a Brooklyn man with passing tips at Grand Central Terminal as the middleman in a $5.6 million insider trading scheme.
LPL Adds $1.2B Team; Wells Fargo Recruits $1.4B Reps
Also, Washington Wealth brings in group from RBC with $830 million in assets, as Morgan Stanley's Graystone attracts Merrill institutional team.
3 Tips to Avoid Social Media Compliance Problems
No matter what social media platform advisors use, here are some important tips for staying compliant.
SEC, CFPB Enforcement: AgFeed Fined $18M for Fattening Its Stock Price
Meanwhile, the CFPB sued for-profit chain Corinthian Colleges for predatory lending, and a hedge fund manager was charged with pocketing extra fees.