When Surrender Leads to Success
A recent court decision found the owner of a PPLI policy retained sufficient control over the assets in the account to be treated as the owner for federal income tax purposes.
RIAs and the Pricing Paradox
Profits are falling for many advisors because they’re charging too little. To stay competitive, advisors will have to learn how to market their high-end services.
Stop Before Using Stop Orders on ETFs
On the surface, stop-loss and stop-limit orders seem like great ideas.
Defending Alternatives in a Bull Market
Some clients may balk at alt managers’ fees while the overall market rises, but they should think about the future.
Three Ways to Build Relationships: Advice From 400 B.C.
Although Rich Babjak of World Equity Group counsels advisors not to start a program of giving back for the sake of pulling in more business, his own good work has brought him several good clients.
How Doing Good Can Help Advisors Do Better
Giving back can have a positive effect on personal satisfaction, resilience and productivity — yours and your team members’.
Schwab: RIAs Ascending, but $23 Trillion Is There for the Taking
With over $1 trillion already in custody, Schwab encourages RIAs to grab trillions more, but warns that competitors “are chasing you."
Annuity Wars Highlight Rift Between Factions
Are annuities just a trap set for uninformed investors or valuable retirement tool? It depends on who you ask: Ken Fisher or Moshe Milevsky.
Investing in Africa: Not Just Natural Resources Anymore
Like in Latin America 30 years ago, the rise of a middle class and the growth of the consumer economy provides opportunities.
Rethinking Best Practices for Fiduciaries
The FPA won a 2007 lawsuit stopping the SEC from expanding the broker exemption, but was it a victory for investors?