What Transparency Should Look Like
A way forward for the financial advice industry.
How Advisors Should Explore the Social Media Universe
The digital parallel world opens a new frontier of financial marketing and communication
SEC Enforcement: Oil CEO Charged With Bilking Investors via Spam Emails
Meanwhile, the microcap promoter who got in trouble for a pump-and-dump scheme involving Daniel “Rudy” Ruettiger's company is in the SEC's sights again.
4 Steps to Transfer Deceased Parents’ Brokerage Assets: FINRA
After taking a flood of calls from children of deceased parents on its new senior helpline, FINRA issues an alert on transferring brokerage assets.
SEC Suspends Advisory Firm's Ex-President for Failing to Heed CCO Pleas for Help
SEC says the firm, Pekin Singer, breached ethics rules by failing to place clients in a lower-cost share class of the Appleseed Fund it managed.
Expat Groups Rage Against FATCA, Election-Season Style
In a poll by deVere Group, nearly half of U.S. expats said they'd vote for a presidential candidate who promised to repeal FATCA.
Cybersecurity Tops Advisors’ Compliance Worries: Poll
Other big worries cited in the survey were FATCA compliance, advertising and fraud prevention.
SEC Busts Firms in $79M Immigration Scheme
The SEC charged two firms with illegally brokering more than $79 million of investments from foreigners seeking U.S. residency through the government’s immigrant investor program.
Fiduciary Rule Crucial for Protecting Middle Class: DOL Chief
Labor Secretary Perez says DOL is sharpening its thinking on the fiduciary rule thanks to comments; FPA plans to weigh in in "very comprehensive" fashion.
Madoff Trustee’s High Court Rebuff May Cut Victim Recoveries
The Supreme Court denied to hear a case involving money that went to some of Madoff's clients more than two years before his scam collapsed.