Endorphinomics: Working on Happiness
A new book by consultant Steve Moeller explains why some very successful advisors are very unhappy.
Do Good and Do Well: One Advisor's Way
Doubt you can improve the world? Read on.
2014 Broker-Dealers of the Year—Scenario 3: SEC Imposes Fiduciary Standard on Reps
How would top BDs handle this scenario? "In many ways," says Eric Schwartz of Cambridge, "we're in a fiduciary world already."
3 Lessons for Advisors on Service and Pricing From the Airlines (Really)
The airlines clearly display their tiers of service and pricing, and provide perks valued by their customers.
Post Office Proposes to Offer ‘Financial Services’
The Postal Service says it has assets to serve the underbanked, boost its own money-losing operations and benefit banks through partnerships.
H.D. Vest Hires LPL Vet to Lead Marketing, Recruiting
Ruth Papazian will be chief marketing officer; Adi Garg to head information services.
Smart Niche Model Leads to Succession Planning Success
Two firms have taken their niche strategies a step further, merging in the airline pilot-focused RIA space to ensure succession planning continuity.
Raymond James Upbeat on Regulation
Private Client Group CEO Chet Helck says much work lies ahead for advisors and the industry groups representing their interests on Capitol Hill.
Meredith Whitney: Government Case Against S&P ‘Hard to Believe’
She discussed the government’s case against the ratings agency, her municipal bond call and her thoughts on new Citigroup CEO Michael Corbat.
6 Strikes That Cost Companies Millions
The NFL’s lockout of its referees didn’t cost the league much money, but the companies involved in these six strikes weren’t so lucky.