Holiday Sales Estimates Revised Up
Thanks to the happy circumstance of a legal holiday the day after Christmas, retailers are hoping that Monday will turn out to contribute to record holiday sales for 2011.
A Warren Buffett ETF?
We know that financial product developers have thought about introducing a “Warren Buffett ETF,” not because the investing public really needs it, but because there’s no shortage of dubious ideas. Interestingly, though, financial marketers might not have to invent a Buffett ETF because one already exists.
DeVoe Departs Schwab to Form Advisor M&A Consulting Firm
Will provide strategic consulting and valuations, and arrange financing for mergers and acquisitions for advisors.
New Hire Roundup: Reinhart Joins Wealthcare Capital, Bowden Goes to SEC
This week in new hires, Len Reinhart joined Wealthcare Capital’s board, Andrew J. Bowden was appointed the SEC’s new associate director of advisor exams, and the Senate confirmed Luis Aguilar and Daniel Gallagher as SEC commissioners.
Back in 1976, while other teenagers had started obsessing over the newest style of music, punk rock, 16-year-old Louis M. Ricciardi was grooming himself to be a financial advisor. Hipping classmates to the Rule of 72, he was touting the benefits of investing at a young age.
S&P 500 Q3 Earnings Outlook: Optimism in ‘Unprecedented High-Risk Environment’
Equity analysts for Standard & Poor’s see a vast gap between their expectations for record double-digit Q3 earnings versus investors’ loss of faith in analysts' optimistic earnings forecasts.
Aa a Certified Financial planner back in 1990, Spenser Segal ran a retirement plan projection for a couple in their mid-50s who thought they had done everything right. They’d saved $500,000. They had no debt. But it wasn’t enough to support the retirement they had dreamed about. The look in...
New Hires Roundup: U.S. Bank Adds Steiger; CAIS Welcomes Stone, Promotes Cobon
This week in new hires, Heidi Steiger added to U.S. Bank’s wealth management business; Landon Stone went to CAIS, which also promoted Lachlan Cobon.
New Hires Roundup: Senate Banking Panel Approves SEC Nominations; Gregg Goes to The Hartford
This week in new hires, the Senate Banking Committee approved several SEC nominations; Michael Gregg was welcomed at The Hartford; Tom Douie rejoined Neuberger Berman; and Carl Steinhilber and Roderick Toppin went to MassMutual.
Financial Services Firms Use Social Media to Build Targeted Online Presence
A report from Corporate Insight released Wednesday found that not only are financial services firms using Facebook and Twitter, but they are maintaining multiple profiles on those networks.