The Future of Advice: The Bad News Looks Better Than the Good News
Apparently, 2014 was the year of over-hype for advisory industry surveys.
New Hire Roundup: Envestnet Names Hardwick President of Advisor Services
Meanwhile, New York Life has appointed Kathleen Navarro its chief diversity officer.
What’s the Future of Advisor AUM Fees?
As the price of beta goes to zero, will financial planners be forced to reduce or unbundle AUM fees?
Pay-to-Play Compliance Reminders for Advisors at Election Time
Remember Rule 206(4)-5 of the Investment Advisers Act? The SEC does. You should, too, especially if you or your advisory firm associates make political contributions.
The Rainmaker’s Reign Is Over
Firms that rely on one or two rainmakers will find themselves struggling to keep up. It's time for a new strategy.
Mariner Holdings Launches Mariner Retirement Advisors
The new firm is focused on providing 401(k) advisory services to plan sponsors throughout the country.
New Hire Roundup: Waddell & Reed Opens New Office
Meanwhile, David Stofer, Mark Nothnagel and their team join newly launched Mariner Retirement Advisors.
Frustrated States Push to Fill Small-Business Retirement Gap
Seventeen states are at some stage of legislating state-administered plans that hope to deliver retirement plan access to small employers.
Fiduciary Advisors Are in Peril: How to Fight Back
To combat the Wall Street-Washington lobbying campaign, fiduciary advisors must state in the clearest possible terms what fiduciary advice means for investors.
Investor Confidence Ticks Up, Indexes Show
Outlooks for the economy and labor market have either improved or roughly stayed the same throughout August, three major confidence measures show.