Costa Concordia Salvage Highlights Higher Risks to Maritime Insurers
As ships grow larger, so do potential losses for both insurers and reinsurers—something investors might want to keep in mind.
New Hire Roundup: IMCA Announces 2014 Board
Also this week, Celine Colgan joined the Presidio Group, Girard Securities welcomed David Bombart and National Planning Corp. promoted Scott Montgomery.
Suddenly Single in a Financial Fog
You’ve heard me lament that women’s financial sophistication doesn’t seem to be improving.
Bag-Lady Specter Haunts Even Savvy Women’s Retirement
Despite the fact that more women have significantly boosted their financial savvy and become “women of influence” since the financial crisis, they still worry at similar rates to other women that they’ll run out of money in retirement and become bag ladies, according to a survey by Allianz Life.
Advisors Rank 10 Best & Worst Ads by Partner Firms
More than 1,000 advisors reviewed 30 print ads not only for “likeability” but also for relevance and impact in a Phoenix Marketing International survey.
Top Portfolio Products: Goldman Sachs Adds Real Return Fund
RiverPark and Morgan Creek Capital Management launch hedged products, as Allianz rolls out an indexed variable annuity.
Women’s Investment Confidence Lags Their Increasing Affluence
Forty-one percent of affluent women in a Wells Fargo survey said they were "not at all" confident in their investing ability.
Variable Annuities In Flux in Q2
Annuity carriers filed nearly twice as many product changes in the second quarter as they did in the first, according to Morningstar.
Should Americans Fear Confiscation of Their Retirement Wealth?
Imagine if your clients woke up one morning to find half of their retirement funds gone.
Post-DOMA’s Demise, Prepping Your Practice to Meet the Needs of Same-Sex Couples
In part two of our series, assessing the unique advice needs of these couples and presenting the best tax, estate and retirement planning strategies.