Top 10 U.S. Public Pensions by Private Equity Investments and Returns
A new study finds private equity is public pensions’ top-performing asset class.
Retirees, Active Management and MLPs: The Future of ETFs
ETF professionals from Schwab, Global X Funds, ALPS and Alerian discussed where they expect to see future innovation in the ETF space.
After DOMA, Financial Planning Still a Challenge for Same-Sex Couples
More and more states have struck down gay marriage bans, but uniformity in benefits is still a long way off.
Financial Abuse Starts With Friends and Family, Not Strangers
Americans think they have a clear idea of where financial abuse against seniors starts, but they are wrong, a survey from Allianz Life found.
Hedge Funds Record First Quarterly Loss Since Q2 2012
CTAs emerge from their coma, with a commanding 5.5% third-quarter return.
An Easy Way to Amass a Valuable Art Collection
In some art categories, building an investment-grade collection is impossible for all but the wealthiest. Here's a medium where prices are reasonable and profits achievable.
Top Portfolio Products: BlackRock Launches Commodities ETF
Vident introduces a bond ETF, Wolf Hedge adds global fund, and Allianz rolls out a new fixed indexed annuity.
Commonwealth Financial Hosts Yearly Event, Enhances Tech Tools
The indie broker-dealer draws some 900 of its 1,500 affiliated reps to the Orlando confab.
Morgan Stanley Q3 Profits Jump 87%; Wealth Unit Improves Margins to 22%
The wirehouse reps’ average fees and commissions top $930,000 but remain behind Merrill FAs’.
A Death Rattle for ‘2-and-20’ in Private Investing
IPO allocations are the pits if you are a financial advisor. But better ways to invest in soon-to-go-public firms are coming.