Zombies: 10% of All Hedge Funds Liquidated in 2013, but Their Stats Live On
Hedge fund launches hit three-year low, even as total assets top $6 trillion. Meanwhile, dead hedge funds' performance stats live on in databases.
Former NAPFA Chairman Mark Spangler Sentenced to 16 Years in Prison
Spangler was convicted of fraud and money laundering; the long sentence reflects his lack of remorse, the judge reportedly said.
The Vindication of History: Harold Evensky and CFP Lite
The CFP Lite designation promoted by Evensky 15 years ago could have raised the stature of professional CFPs, not to mention helping end clients.
The Fiduciary Standard and You
Fiduciary issues pop up in the oddest places.
Fourteen years ago this month I joined the staff of Investment Advisor.
Ken Fisher Warns, Industry Responds: What Happens to RIAs in 10 Years?
Ken Fisher is bullish on 2014’s market and economy but decidedly bearish on the future of RIAs.
CFP Board, Under Pressure, Drops CE Plan
Board says it won’t enter the CE provider space “at this time”; announces multiyear plan to improve offerings.
The Strange Case of CFP Board’s Alan Goldfarb
After a sudden resignation last fall, Alan Goldfarb has been found to have violated the CFP Board's Rules of Conduct. Yet the details of the case suggest that the matter was not as clear as the initially reported findings suggested.
NAIFA Responds: Fiduciary Costs Would Hurt Reps, Clients
While Bob Clark thinks we here at NAIFA are "wacky," we are very serious about protecting our members and their clients from potentially harmful regulations.
Moving Toward Harmony
Probing the mind of Olivia Mellan, a pioneer on the psychology of money, and how advisors can use her insights with clients.