Top 25 U.S. Charities: 2014
The Chronicle of Philanthropy ranks the top charities by private donations, with four of the top 10 DAFs, including those of Fidelity, Schwab and Vanguard.
Raymond James Highlights Women’s Achievements, Tech Updates
The firm attracts a record number of attendees, including 29 prospective advisors, to its 20th annual event for female reps.
GOP May Take Senate, but No End to DC Dysfunction: Political Pundits
Inside-the-Beltway political 'handicappers' Stuart Rothenberg and Charlie Cook tell IRI crowd not to expect tax reform even if Republicans take control of the Senate.
Behavioral Finance: Informational Inefficiencies Benefit Small-Cap Value Strategy
Common corporate actions like dividend increases and share repurchases are designed to improve companies’ capital structure and increase the value of their shares.
10 Happiest States in America
Can money buy happiness? Only up to a point; there are many more factors at play. WalletHub ranked the states on 26 key happiness metrics.
SEC Busts 4 Insurance Agents in Scam Against Seniors
SEC charges four insurance agents for unlawfully selling securities in what turned out to be a multimillion-dollar fraud targeting retirees.
New Hire Roundup: Putnam Names Gould Head of Institutional Management
In another personnel move, Mariner Wealth Advisors has added ex-NFL quarterback Mark Vlasic as a senior wealth advisor.
Beatty Begins 1-Year Term as NASAA President
William Beatty will focus on senior financial abuse and new electronic state filing of Form D for Rule 506 offerings.
Frustrated States Push to Fill Small-Business Retirement Gap
Seventeen states are at some stage of legislating state-administered plans that hope to deliver retirement plan access to small employers.
Advisors Focus on Financial Planning Needs of U.S. Military Members
Former Marine Rob Aeschbach says that for many young service members, concepts like saving and budgeting are alien, but advisors are stepping up.