Navigators: How to Guide Clients Through Big Life Changes
A new certification helps advisors with the human side of guiding clients through major transitions like retirement.
Enforcement: Nationwide to Pay $140M in 13-Year ERISA Settlement
In another action, the SEC charged the owner of a home restoration business with securities fraud for selling unsecured notes to investors.
Oil Slump Blindsides Bulls That Wagered on Rout Ending
“A number of investors think we’re close to the bottom,” says Michael Lynch, president of Strategic Energy and Economic Research.
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.
New Hire Roundup: SEC Names Pollock L.A. Exam Chief
Meanwhile, wealth advisory firm Presidio Group opens a new Washington office.
Tony Robbins Slams Critics, Says He’s Not a Financial Advisor
Supercoach Tony Robbins, who invites seminar attendees to walk over hot coals, is now raking RIAs over the coals for taking “pot shots” at him.
SEC Enforcement: Man of Many Aliases Charged With Stock Fraud
California man with several aliases was charged with fraudulently selling $900,000 worth of stock that he didn't actually own.
Q3 Luxury Home Sales Increase as Buyer Profile Shifts
Redfin Research Center reported Wednesday that sales of homes for $1 million and up increased by 9% in the third quarter, while the total market declined by 1.2%.
10 Best States Ranked by Pension Promises
Even the soundest state pension plan is just two-thirds of the way toward accumulating assets sufficient to pay its retiree obligations.
Enforcement Roundup: Madoff Recovery Total Hits $10 Billion
Meanwhile, the SEC suspended trading of four companies over concerns about their Ebola remedy prospects.