529 Plans: The College Savings Tool Most Families Don’t Know About
About two-thirds of families don't know what a 529 plan is, according to a recent survey. Here's what your clients should know.
Talk of FINRA as Advisor SRO Rears Its Head Again
A Republican on the House Financial Services Committee said at FINRA's annual conference that he would "explore" legislation to give FINRA advisor exam authority.
Mark Tibergien: Wisdom, Candor and Leadership—The 2015 IA 35 for 35
The leader of Pershing Advisor Solutions uses humor and wit to encourage advisors to do the right thing.
3 Reasons to Avoid an IRA Rollover
Advisors need to brush up on the technical aspects of 401(k) rollovers, which are not always in clients' best interests.
Chuck Schwab: Slaying Wall Street Dragons—The 2015 IA 35 for 35
Schwab’s values-driven management helped create a firm that made investing more accessible.
Moshe Milevsky: Big Change Is Coming—The 2015 IA 35 for 35
The next generation of advisors "may have very different skill sets in 30 years than their mentors do now," Milevsky says.
The Case for Dividend-Paying Stocks, Now and Later
“While not risk-free ... neither value nor dividend stocks as a group have ever lost money” when held 15 years or longer, says John Buckingham.
Women: ‘The Largest Emerging Market in the World’
The conversation is shifting from "stark gender comparisons toward discussions that focus on how the investing world must adapt and embrace women," says Mellody Hobson.
Advisors Who Serve(d) Tell Their Stories: Memorial Day, 2015
In our latest slideshow honoring advisors who served in the armed forces, we present 16 veterans deserving of praise.
SEC Wants Big Form ADV Changes
The SEC has approved a plan to require advisors to provide more data on separately managed accounts, branch offices and social media on Form ADV.