Advisors Bullish on Business, Bearish on Markets and Economy: Schwab Survey
As the election nears, advisors say they are growing and hiring while worrying about inflation, the high level of the nation’s debt and whether they’ll be able to meet clients’ goals.
Madame Ex: Advising ‘Gray Divorcees’
We all know the cliché of the older divorcing couple: The husband, in the throes of a midlife crisis, dumps his aging wife for a younger cutie. But Boomers are turning this cliché on its head.
It’s Not Too Late to Make Your Voice Heard on SRO Bill
If you’re not in favor of having FINRA become the SRO for RIAs, join the advisor grass-roots effort to advocate with Congress against Bachus bill.
Women Are an Opportunity, Not a Niche: Schwab’s Clark
Among the lessons from Schwab’s Women and Financial Independence Study, according to Bernie Clark: Don’t treat us differently, but do get to know us and our goals.
Combatants Gear Up for SRO Hearing
Their collective rallying cry: an SRO isn’t needed—particularly if that SRO is FINRA. What to do instead? Fund the SEC so that it can conduct more frequent advisor exams.
Schwab Survey Shows Optimism Gap Between Advisors, HNW Clients
Advisors’ optimism on markets is returning, says Schwab’s Bernie Clark, but they are less sanguine than their clients about meeting their investing goals.
In ‘Hugely Important’ Move, Schwab Endorses DTCC’s AIP Custody Service
With SEC no-action letter in hand, custodian to begin automated settlement and reporting of alternative investments for its advisor clients.
Schwab's Deep Impact
If you want sound bites, Schwab Impact 2011 in San Francisco had them.
Blair, Gross, Other Experts Weigh in on Euro Tumult and Anti-Wall Street Protests
Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair said the resolution of today’s global economic and financial challenges could get derailed by short-term political thinking, though he remains optimistic that leaders can address long-term issues. Blair spoke Nov. 2 to about 2,100 financial advisors and about 2,000 other guests as the keynote...
Schwab Recognizes Top Advisors, Firms at Impact 2011
The company also donated $45,000 to charity on behalf of the recognized advisors.