New Hire Roundup: Obama Taps Massad as CFTC Chief
Meanwhile, SEC named Gaunt chief of enforcement division’s municipal securities and public pensions unit, Rob Jasminski joined Citi Private Bank and more.
Will U.K.’s Entry Into Islamic Finance Help Boost Growth?
The U.K intends to enter the world of Islamic finance with the issuance of an Islamic bond and the creation of an Islamic index.
Islamic Pension Shift May Boost Investment Opportunities
Asset management industries in Asia and the Middle East may find a surprising boost to growth in the form of Islamic pension funds.
Remembering Lucretia Mott: Where Women in Financial Services Stand Now
While women in America continue to be underestimated and underappreciated, those in the workplace—especially in financial services—are now in the unique position of calling the shots.
Wealth Managers Look to Technology to Free Up Time for Clients
Wealth management firms will focus on leveraging technology to provide a better experience for clients and advisors over the next two to five years, according to a new survey released Monday by Ernst & Young.
New Hire Roundup: LPL Financial Welcomes Lochan
This week in new hires, Brendt Stallings and Husam Nazer joined DoubleLine, the MSRB board announced that it is looking for a few good applicants, and Citi named two new co-presidents.
Prudential Case Study Weighs Impact of Risk on Retirement Outcomes
Consumers buy insurance for their homes, cars–why not retirement?
SEC Enforcement Roundup: Hedge Fund Manager Fined $44 Million in China Scheme
Among recent enforcement actions taken by the SEC were charges against a Miami-based entrepreneur for defrauding investors.
Top 30 401(k) Plans of 2012
Brightscope, which provides retirement plan ratings and investment research, released its fourth annual Top 30 401(k) plans with more than $1 billion in assets.
Hedge Fund Investors Aren’t Benefiting From Expanding Rules: Survey
Only 10% of institutional investors felt that new regulations would protect their interests, and 85% rejected the notion that they would prevent the next financial crisis, according to an Ernst & Young survey.