Why Disclosures Don't Work
Most retirement plan participants have no clue how much they're paying in fees, despite DOL's fee transparency rules. So why should brokers' disclosures work better?
‘Self-Directed’ Investors Lying to Themselves
Many investors consider themselves self-directed, but research from Hearts & Wallets shows they aren’t actually going it alone.
Krawcheck to Advisors: Stop Acting Like It’s 1957
A lack of diversity hurts clients and even the economy, Sallie Krawcheck says. Schwab’s Mary Rosai discusses the firm’s proactive approach to boosting women.
Investors Back More Broker Regulations: FINRA Survey
Nearly three-quarters of investors support more regulations to safeguard them from broker misconduct, an online survey from FINRA found.
How Schwab Cracked the Wirehouse Crowd
The indie firm’s consultants will help advisors build their businesses “long before you bring a single dollar to us,” Schwab’s Tim Oden says.
What Advisors Can Learn From Robo-Advisors: Orion’s Clarke
Robo-advisors create a “huge opportunity” for traditional advisors, according to Eric Clarke, president of Orion Advisor Services.
Women’s Top Priorities Include Family, Financial Security
A wide-ranging survey examines women’s priorities around the world. In most countries, they prefer sleep over sex.
Why NASAA Is Leading the Charge Against Elder Fraud
At least one-third of the enforcement actions initiated by state securities regulators involve senior investors, and NASAA is tackling the issue head on.
On Election Day, Reports Show Optimism Increasing — A Little
Consumers are feeling more optimistic than they were last year, LIMRA reported on Election Day.
7 Worst Credit Cards of 2014
Small-business cardholders in particular have much to be wary about since some credit card rules don't apply to them, CardHub says.