Social Security Survivor Benefits: Don’t Just Survive, Maximize
The extra funds overlooked in survivor benefits can mean the difference between living in poverty and relative comfort for many clients.
Seward & Kissel Launches Regulatory Compliance Service: Portfolio Products
Also, GuideStone Funds introduces a strategic alternatives fund and USCF launched two three-times leverage oil funds.
Wells Fargo Data Release Said to Lead to Regulatory Focus
Regulators are said to have started asking questions about the breach after the data was mistakenly provided to an attorney.
Morningstar, MMI Launch Sustainable Investing Initiative
The program is focused on educating financial advisors about ESG investments because an increasing number of clients are demanding them.
Top-Rated 529 College Savings Plans: Savingforcollege.com
There are 17 plans with top rankings based on their flexibility, costs, investment performance and more.
Schwab’s Robo-Related Assets Surge to $19.4B in Q2
Meanwhile, TD Ameritrade says its total client assets jumped 20% from last year.
FINRA Advances Crackdown on Bad Brokers
FINRA also wants the SEC to allow the SRO to expand its pool of “non-arbitrators.”
Retiree Portfolios in the New Normal: The Envelopes Strategy, Pt. 1
The purpose of decades of saving is to fund decades of spending.
Cetera Firms to Pay $2.5M in Restitution; SEC Bars Lawyer: Enforcement
According to FINRA, two Cetera firms disadvantaged certain customers by causing them to pay higher fees than required.
Advisors, Plan Sponsors Out of Sync in DC Plan Space
Wells Fargo Asset Management compared its survey advisors to a previous one of plan sponsors to discover the gaps.