Financial Decision Making Comes From Deep Inside the Brain
Why are some people better investors than others? Why are some investors bigger risk takers than others?
FINRA Floats ‘Watered Down’ BrokerCheck, Broker Bonus Rules
The new broker bonus plan “runs counter to the current industry debate” over a common fiduciary standard, which brokerage firms largely favor, lawyer Patrick Burns says.
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.
What Firms Claim About Their Brokers’ Fiduciary Duty (and Lack Thereof)
Broker-dealers publicly market themselves as putting their clients first. But when it comes to arbitration cases, they sing a different tune.
Bernie Madoff: Making Your Job Harder—The 2015 IA 35 for 35
Five years after Madoff was sentenced to 150 years in prison for conducting the biggest Ponzi scheme in history, investor confidence still hasn’t fully recovered.
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.
Sallie Krawcheck: Ellevating Leadership—The 2015 IA 35 for 35
Ellevate Network’s leader stresses the importance of women to management and to the industry.
On Wall Street, if You Earn More You Cheat More, Study Finds
More than a third of the highest paid financial professionals have firsthand knowledge of wrongdoing, and many say compensation plans incentivize lawbreaking, the study found.
Clients Deserve a Clear Choice Between Sales and Advice
There's nothing wrong with commissions as long as the “clients” understand that they are getting “sold” rather than “advised.”
George Kinder: Life Planning Is the Future—The 2015 IA 35 for 35
"It's really impossible to be a fiduciary without being a life planner," Kinder says.