Top 9 Investor Threats for 2015: NASAA
State regulators are seeing classic threats to investors “morph into new or altered dangers, many fueled by the Internet,” says NASAA’s president.
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.
Camardas Amend Court Filing to Block Client List From CFP Board
The move comes shortly after the CFP Board filed a motion asking the Camardas to hand over client information, which raised questions about privacy rules.
CFP Board Request for Camardas' Client List Raises Eyebrows
The latest filing in the CFP Board/Camarda legal tussle is raising some questions about privacy rules, Brian Hamburger of MarketCounsel says.
Ladenburg Thalmann to Acquire KMS Financial Services
Recruiter Jonathan Henschen said the deal surprised him but makes sense given Ladenburg's reputation for keeping acquired BDs intact.
Ladenburg Thalmann Buys Insurance Brokerage Highland for $42M
The acquisition of Highland gives Ladenburg's independent advisors greater access to insurance solutions for clients.
Securities America Buys BD Assets From Kansas City Life
The deal with Sunset Financial Services Inc. is expected to add 268 reps and about $2.4 billion in client assets to Securities America.
On Same-Sex Couples’ Money Matters, Confusion Reigns
Many same-sex married couples don’t talk about money, and many need advice on new laws, Wells Fargo says.
New Hire Roundup: Curian Capital Names Czaicki CIO
Also, the SEC brought in Stephanie Avakian as deputy director of enforcement.
20 Best & Worst States for Taxpayer Value
WalletHub’s study factors in infrastructure, education, health and three other categories of state government services.