Outlook 2012: Retirement — Boomer Surveys Tell Us They’re Happy (Even If Broke)
The most beloved statistical study in the advisor world—namely, the retirement survey—was a veritable cottage industry in 2011, the year the first of the baby boomers began marking their milestone 65th birthday.
It’s Coming Back Around Again
As long-time readers realize, it isn’t the first go-around for many of the 2011 Broker-Dealer of the Year winners.
Insurance is usually thought of as a necessary evil, paying off only for one’s heirs or misfortune.
B/D Briefing: Alignment Time
In late September 2009, Patrick McEvoy changed jobs, moving from the presidency of Multi-Financial Securities, part of the ING broker/dealer network, to become president and...
Editor's Note: It's All Our Soil
Soon after the battle of Gettysburg, President Abraham Lincoln wrote to the commander of the victorious Union Army, George Meade, inquiring whether he was able...
Chosen: 2009 Broker/Dealers of the Year
These are interesting times. If you think you have it tough as an independent advisor, imagine for a moment that you are running an independent...
Mightier Than The Sword
If we needed any more proof of the power of the language, I present as Exhibit A the townhall meetings on healthcare reform. Full of...
Broker/Dealer Briefing: A Shot Over the Bow
The regulatory stew in Washington is beginning to come together, with Mary Schapiro confirmed to chair the SEC and with the Commission's enforcement chief, Linda...
Coming Out Party
Only fours years after its inception, the Financial Services Institute has achieved a high level of success as the primary advocacy group for independent broker/dealers....
B/D News & Products
On January 8, James Cayne of Bear Stearns announced his plan to step down as CEO, effective immediately, though he will stay on as chairman...