LPL Buys 4 NPH Broker-Dealers
The $325-million purchase price could rise, depending on how much of the National Planning Holdings advisors' revenue moves to their new parent firm.
Brokerage ‘Kickbacks’ From Exchanges Draw Scrutiny
William Galvin of Massachusetts has written to Fidelity, Schwab, Morgan Stanley and others asking how they route orders to exchanges.
Social Security Working Retirement Tax: Which Spouse’s Earnings Count?
Working while claiming Social Security may be common but so are complications, which magnify the advisor’s role in providing guidance.
Solving the Issues Caused by Target Date Funds
TDFs make life easier for plan participants but can cause headaches for the fiduciary who is tasked with analyzing the different offerings.
How 20-Somethings Invested Their 401(k)s, Then and Now
The millennials of 2015 and the Gen Xers of 1996 both invested heavily in equities, but the composition of those investments has changed.
Inflation Is Americans’ Top Economic Worry: Allianz Life
The Allianz Life 2017 Inflation Study finds a majority don't have a plan that addresses the rising cost of living in retirement.
Ex-Con, Buddies Duped Investors in $15M Oil Drilling Scheme, SEC Says
The phony oil drilling investment scheme promised returns as high as 55%.
Ric Edelman: Advisors’ Biggest Tech Threat Isn’t Robos
The technology with the most radical impact on advisors’ businesses is something they may know little or nothing about, Ric Edelman tells ThinkAdvisor.
Financial Anxiety Is the New Diet Anxiety
A Northwestern Mutual study finds that 67% of millennials have anxiety about their level of savings.
DOL Seeks 18-Month Delay for Fiduciary Compliance
The Labor Department has requested a delay for the best-interest contract exemption and two other PTEs.