Building Trust Key to Overcoming Client Roadblocks
Trust is still an issue in the financial services industry, Zahira Lehri of SunTrust said at the IRI Vision annual conference.
Community Property: When Federal-State IRA Rules Collide
Sorting out the state community property rules and IRS rules on beneficiary designations in retirement accounts.
As U.S. Workers Struggle With Retirement Planning, Most Yearn for Advice: Transamerica
Baby boomers, Gen Xers and millennials face separate but significant challenges when it comes to saving for retirement.
Top Portfolio Products: First Trust, Amplify and Van Eck Introduce ETFs
New ETFs include sector and dividend-paying stock funds as well as municipal bond funds.
A New Wealth Focus
For Research on Wealth’s first quarterly issue, we focus on low yields—how they impact your clients and your business, and what you can do in response.
Finke: Keys to Retirement Planning in a Low-Yield World
It’d be nice to believe market returns will be as high in the future as they were in the past. Science suggests they won’t.
4 SEC Exam Priorities Advisors Need to Know: Brian Hamburger
The MarketCounsel CEO highlights the exam priorities that the SEC “has shown by their actions, not by their words.”
Investors Want Help, but Fear Being ‘Ripped Off’ by Advisors: Survey
Latest Hearts & Wallets poll finds many investors wanting to save more but mistrusting financial professionals.
Top 5 Money Habits of Happy Couples: Ameriprise Study
While 68% of couples say they communicate well about their finances, 31% admit they argue about money at least once a month.
Self-Directed IRAs: Avoiding DOL Fiduciary Rule Liability
The DOL fiduciary rule could increase the use of self-directed IRAs, but the role of the advisor does not end once a client chooses one.