3 Reasons Why Advisors Must Address Political Anxiety With Clients
A Hartford Funds survey finds that most advisors agree client anxiety led to poor investment decisions last year.
CFPB Wants to Fix Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program
The program is designed to help borrowers who work in public service after college but has problems with loan servicing companies.
FSI Shares Views, Case Studies on Outside Business Activities
More input from independent advisors and brokers-dealers is also sought by the Financial Services Institute.
Raymond James, Dynasty Add Big Wirehouse Teams: Recruiting Roundup
Meanwhile, Cetera attracts a group with 55 indie advisors in Southern California.
Board to Death: Is the CFP Board’s New Fiduciary Standard Really Better Than No Standard at All?
Back in 2008, the CFP Board announced that it was revising its professional standards to include a requirement that CFPs act as fiduciaries for their clients.
Industry Needs to ‘Modernize’ to Accept Smaller Investors: Schwab
Wealth is more than "a specific sum of money" to many Americans, and the industry needs to adapt to accept this, Schwab execs say.
Merrill Lynch Nabs Longtime Morgan Stanley Exec Carl Swanson
Swanson switches wirehouses to lead platform experience at Merrill after more than 24 years with Morgan Stanley Smith Barney.
Socially Responsible Investing Starts With the Bottom Line
As mission-focused investing becomes more popular, advisors need to use a financial screen first when looking at potential investments.
Blackstone Booming Ahead in Nontraded REIT Business
Working with the wirehouses, rather than exiting the market like W. P. Carey, is Blackstone's approach.
Advisors’ Use of Digital Technology Needs Overhaul: Global Wealth Report
Digital initiatives have largely centered on providing customers with basic portfolio functionalities, but more is needed.