S&P 500 Closes at Record High, Topping ’07 Mark
The S&P 500 closed at a new high, three weeks after the Dow obliterated its own closing record.
SEC Budget Faces $108M Cut Under Sequester; House GOP Blasts SEC’s ‘Misplaced Priorities’
Republicans on the House Financial Services Committee criticized the agency Tuesday for “repeatedly failing to fulfill any part of its mission.”
Financial Crisis’s Pricetag Could Top $10 Trillion: GAO
Losses incurred by the financial crisis of 2007-'09 could exceed $10 trillion, and the effects could linger for years to come, according to a just-released report by the Government Accountability Office.
Sallie Krawcheck: Top 10 Reasons It’s Bad to Pay Bankers in Stock
Krawcheck says it’s time for large banks’ boards to come up with new payment strategies for executives, such as bonds, “which are fundamentally risk-discouraging.”
New Hire Roundup: Caiazzo Chairs SIFMA’s Clearing Firms Committee
Christian Sulger-Büel became managing director of FOX International, and Bill Mitchell was named senior portfolio manager at WHM Capital Advisors.
Seeking Advisors’ Real Value; Generating High-Tech Leads: February Research—Slideshow
The February issue of Research magazine takes an in-depth look at what value financial advisors actually provide to their clients. Ellen Uzelac's feature article "Here's Your Lead Generation Machine" probes how technology is providing new ways to find and engage prospective clients. "A Broker Who Broke Bad" offers the story,...
A Broker Who Broke Bad
Serving nearly 400 days in federal prison wasn’t what Justin M. Paperny had in mind when he became a stockbroker fresh out of the University of Southern California, psychology degree in hand.
A lot of broker-dealers have invested in the retirement income space.
New Hire Roundup: Layton to Run Neuberger Berman Wealth Group; New SIFMA Board Member
This week in new hires, Neuberger Berman announced that Brian Layton would head its Boston wealth management group; Paul Gamble was promoted at Financial Engines; and SIFMA announced that Kim Tillotson Fleming was named to its board.
J.P. Morgan, Credit Suisse to Pay Combined $400 Million Settlement for RMBS Violations
The SEC alleges that J.P. Morgan misstated information about the delinquency status of mortgage loans that provided collateral for an RMBS offering in which it was the underwriter, while Credit Suisse similarly failed to accurately disclose its practice of retaining cash for itself from the settlement of claims against mortgage...