The 401(k) Loan: Friend or Foe for Clients?
Borrowing from a 401(k) plan is often a taboo subject for clients, but there are many scenarios where a client will need to borrow funds.
Activist Hedge Funds on a Roll, Returning 50% in 2012–'14
U.S. hedge fund managers such as Daniel Loeb, Barry Rosenstein and William Ackman have become boldface names in the hedge fund sector in recent years.
Enforcement: Nationwide to Pay $140M in 13-Year ERISA Settlement
In another action, the SEC charged the owner of a home restoration business with securities fraud for selling unsecured notes to investors.
Asset-Backed Lending: Short Loans, Steady Profits
Savile Finance Group offers an investment product that addresses the lack of return on fixed income with a direct lending asset-backed strategy.
5 Hot Global Real Estate Investment Trends
Here's a look at the top five trends in global real estate investing.
Bundesbank Head Said to Have Threatened Resignation Over Bonds
Jens Weidmann, president of Germany’s Bundesbank, reportedly threatened to resign over the issue of bond purchases by the ECB, according to a German tabloid.
Merkel Battles Headwinds at Home Over Greece
Chancellor Merkel of Germany took to the airwaves over the weekend to try to quell ever-louder exitmongering talks among her political colleagues at home as they declared that Greece should depart the eurozone.
Moody's Downgrades 2 French Banks
Moody's Investors Service cut the ratings of two French banks on Wednesday, citing their holdings of Greek sovereign debt as the reason. Crédit Agricole and Société Générale were both downgraded a single notch.