SEC Fines BlackRock RIA $1.5 Million
The fine settles a compalint that the BlackRock RIA had operated a Russia ETF without obtaining the correct exemptive relief from the Investment Company Act.
New Fannie Mae Policies Help Student Borrowers Get Mortgages
The policy changes reduce the cost of cash-out refis for student loan borrowers.
The Key to Success Is Often What You Don’t Know
“It’s not the things we don’t know that get us into trouble, it’s the things we know that ain’t so.”
Advisors on Trump’s Tax Plan: Praise, Concern and Shrugs
None of the capital gains savings or corporate tax cuts directly affect IRAs, 401(k)s or Roth IRAs.
10 Ways to Engage Gen Xers
Angie Herbers, Michael Kitces and Cam Marston weigh in on how to reach this sometimes-forgotten generation.
Personal Capital Has a New CEO
Bill Harris, who founded the firm, steps down but remains chairman, as Personal Capital’s COO takes over as CEO.
Financial Planners Fight Spending Bill Rider That Kills DOL Rule
The Financial Planning Coalition moves against other industry players who are "aggressively advocating" for a rider that would prohibit DOL from implementing the fiduciary rule.
Schwab Makes New Ad Push as Assets Near $3 Trillion
The new commercials focus on how indie advisors working with the firm serve high-net-worth investors.
The Human Side of Financial Planning: George Kinder Talks About Dick Wagner
“I don’t think that life planning as we or I know it would exist if it weren’t for Dick,” according to George.
The Low-Yield Bond Market Is Back
Advisors face the same challenge today that they faced before the election and two Fed rate hikes: finding income for clients.