Under the Hood: What You Need to Know About HARP Mortgages
The government program to help homeowners who have ‘under-water’ mortgages is still running, and many people remain eligible.
Sterne Agee Takes Ex-CEO to Court Over Luxury Spending
The lawsuit comes after the wealth-management firm was told James Holbrook faced federal investigations.
IRS Pushed to Crack Down on ‘Mega IRAs’
GAO report offers recommendations to IRS on reining in large retirement accounts with hard-to-value assets.
Seniors Hold Growing Share of National Student Debt
Seniors now account for more than 15% of the total national student debt burden.
ERISA at 40: ‘Terrible’ or ‘A Job Well Done’?
While terms used to describe ERISA include “horrible” and “terrible,” a panel of experts agreed Tuesday that the law has had a positive impact.
Investing Implications of Inversions
Should your clients be investing in companies that have recently undergone a corporate inversion?
Treasury, IRS OK Deferred Income Annuities in 401(k)s
Target date funds that invest in deferred annuities can be used as default investments in 401(k) plans, Treasury and the IRS said Friday.
10 U.S. Companies With Lowest International Tax Rates
WalletHub recently released an analysis of taxes paid by the 100 largest firms and found S&P 100 companies pay about 22% less abroad.
Ex-PIMCO Money Manager Accused Firm of ETF Manipulation
The manager accused PIMCO in a lawsuit last year of manipulating the price of its Total Return ETF, then withdrew his complaint without explanation.
Anti-Money Laundering and Advisors: SEC Compliance vs. Best Practices
Yes, technically there is no requirement imposed upon investment advisors to maintain an anti-money laundering program, but try telling that to your SEC examiner.