Expensive U.S. Markets Highlight International Bargains
Twelve Points Wealth Management pursues international diversification as a major—and vital—portion of client portfolios, and doesn’t hesitate to pursue opportunities when they present themselves.
Global Philanthropists Put Growing Demands on Advisors
Advisors need more tools to add value for increasingly sophisticated overseas donor clients, says Maggi Alexander of The Philanthropic Initiative.
Hennessy Funds’ Chief Sees Dow at 20,000, ‘Loves’ Japan
With the yield on the Dow at nearly 2.2%, Neil Hennessy says he’s “not going out on a limb” in forecasting a continuance of the bull market.
Low Oil Prices Unlikely to Hurt Some Energy Investments
U.S. energy renaissance lets investors reap tax breaks while avoiding commodity market swings like those engendered by Saudi Arabia oil price cut.
Saudis Sitting Pretty in Global Oil Price Plunge
There’s still only one country in a position to choose winners and losers in the global market: Saudi Arabia.
New Hire Roundup: SEC Names Schnurr Chief Accountant
In another personnel move, Nancy Rimington joined GW&K Investment Management.
LPL, Cetera Reshuffle Leadership
Independent broker-dealer LPL Financial says Chief Marketing Officer Joan Khoury is leaving the firm and that two executives will step into new roles within its Advisor & Institution Solutions Group. Mimi Bock will become managing director for Client Experience and Training, taking over responsibilities previously handled by Khoury, while Ryan...
Retirees Suffer as 401(k) Rollover Boom Enriches Brokers
A three-month Bloomberg investigation found that former employees at major companies say sales reps lured them into rolling their 401(k)s into unsuitable investments.
Risk Management: Your Client’s 401(k) Plan and the F-Word
If you are serious about being in the retirement plan business, get serious: fiduciary is not a dirty word.
The Advice Business Needs a Serious Fix
If you ask a professional, a doctor for example, for advice, you rightly expect an answer that doesn't differ based upon whom you ask.