The 2015 IA 35 for 35 Calendar
Throughout May, we’ll publish extended versions of the interviews and profiles that appeared in the May issue of Investment Advisor. We'll update this calendar with links to each article as they are published.
The 2015 IA 35 for 35
These advisor advocates, investors, politicians and thought leaders have stood out over the past 35 years and will influence financial services for decades to come.
Evaluating Young Financial Planners
Earlier this spring, I visited four CFP Board-registered university programs to ensure we are sourcing the best available talent for the firms we represent.
Small Businesses Lag on Retirement Planning
Owners of small companies often put retirement savings and succession planning on the back burner as they focus on growing their businesses.
Advisors, Staffers Unhappy With Pay: FPA Study
Only about a quarter of advisory firm employees are satisfied with their pay, and about a quarter plan to change jobs soon, the study found.
New Hire Roundup: Ken Fisher Isn’t Retiring, He’s Dropping a Title
Reports of Fisher’s imminent retirement were exaggerated. Meanwhile, asset management firm TCW Group announced that Heather Conforto Beatty joined as SVP.
DOL Releases Fiduciary Plan
The DOL's long-anticipated, controversial redraft of its rule to redefine fiduciary for retirement plans is now out for public comment.
Lining Washington's Pockets to the Tune of $1.4 Billion
Wall Street banks and other financial services groups poured large sums of money into Washington during the 2013–2014 campaign cycle, spending more than $1.4 billion to influence decision making in the nation's capital.
One Step at a Time: An Open Letter to the Institute for the Fiduciary Standard
The Institute for the Fiduciary Standard called for public and industry comment in a January white paper outlining 11 best practices for advisors and brokers who provide advice to clients. What follows is an open comment letter that I sent to the Institute in March
FPA’s Advocacy Push: States Today, Capitol Hill Tomorrow
With membership stable and retention strong, the Financial Planning Association is holding state advocacy days in runup to Congressional advocacy days.