New Hire Roundup: Morningstar Names HelloWallet Founder Head of Innovation
Meanwhile, Merrill adds a former UBS team in Texas.
IRS Wants Your Advice About Obamacare Cadillac Plan Tax
The value limits can be adjusted even in 2018.
Helping Millennials Plan Ahead
Given the already rising costs of long retirements, millennials will need to start saving as soon as possible to realize their goals.
SEC Probing BDs’ Low Number of Suspicious Activity Reports
Considering the volume of transactions and the nature of the BD industry, the SEC's top cop finds the dearth of SARs a little, well, suspicious.
11 Reasons Why Putting Brokerage Clients’ Interests First Is a Bad Idea
The reasons raised by the brokerage industry against DOL’s fiduciary proposal are good, but out of the goodness of my heart, I offer some more.
Obama Endorses DOL Fiduciary Redraft, Girds for Fight
“If you want to give financial advice, you have to put your clients’ interest first,” Obama said Monday, blasting “backdoor payments” and high fees.
Senate Finance Passes 17 Tax Bills
Changes to REITs, enrolled agents and small insurance companies are included in the package.
SEC to Conduct ‘IT-Related’ Exams of BDs, Advisors
Examiners will take a targeted look this year at “the quality of the technical infrastructure” of firms’ cybersecurity controls.
SEC Commissioners Rail Against Oppenheimer & Co. Waiver
SEC waiver throws away "valuable enforcement tools" and adopts a policy of "too-big-to-bar," says Rep. Maxine Waters.
5 Hot Retirement Planning Topics for 2015
QLACs and split 401(k) rollovers are just two of the top retirement planning trends that your clients need to be aware of.