Bernanke Joins PIMCO as Senior Adviser
Former Fed chair was recently hired as an adviser to a hedge fund, and will continue as a fellow with the Brookings Institution.
Why Commissions Are Also Bad for Brokers
Commission-based brokers are the only guys in the hugely successful asset management game who aren’t getting cut in on the gravy train.
New Hire Roundup: Ken Fisher Isn’t Retiring, He’s Dropping a Title
Reports of Fisher’s imminent retirement were exaggerated. Meanwhile, asset management firm TCW Group announced that Heather Conforto Beatty joined as SVP.
Female FAs Tired of Playing Musical Chairs: Ann Hughes
Recruiting existing female advisors is simply a game of musical chairs. Ann Hughes, consultant-with-a-mission, says it's time for a new game.
JPMorgan Profit Rises 12% on Gains From Stock, Bond Trading
The bank boosts earnings on asset management 11% to $502 million, as total assets for the unit hit $1.8 trillion.
Algorithms Will Make JPMorgan Less Bad
JPMorgan is using algorithms "to identify rogue employees" to minimize costs and maximize ROE (and bonuses). That happens to coincide with regulatory goals.
New Hire Roundup: Blundell Joins Northern Trust’s International Wealth Advisory Group
Meanwhile, Rick Golod is now chief global strategist at Behringer, and Marie Swift has joined the Wealthminder advisory board.
When Finance Turns Into a Calamity
Historical lessons offer little shield against future crises.
SEC Fines KBR for Rules Stifling Whistleblowers
KBR Inc. violated the whistleblower protection rule by using "improperly restrictive language" in its confidentiality agreements, the SEC says.
CFPB’s Independent Funding Nixed in Senate Budget Plan
GOP senator calls CFPB “a rogue agency,” but consumer groups say independent funding shields it from Wall Street pressure.