Publish and Perish?
Do we really need another book about financial planning?
Low Investor Confidence: An Opportunity for Independent Advisors
As the previous financial meltdown helped create the independent investment advisory profession, so the current lack of trust in the investment system spells an opportunity for today's independent advisors.
How to Tax-Manage Your Client’s Portfolio
It’s tax time. Do you know where your client’s assets are allocated?
Good News, Bad News: Findings of the Financial Planning Coalition Survey
The findings of the Coalition survey of investors suggest some troubling undercurrents that the profession and the media should address.
Top Portfolio Products: Women Hedge Fund Managers Provide More Alpha, Report Says
Women managing hedge funds provide higher returns, a Rothstein Kass report found. Also, Security Benefit Corp introduced a next-generation fixed annuity.
The Jaws of Defeat
Taking time out over the holidays to reflect on the past year has become one of my favorite exercises.
How Do You Define Wealth Management? IMCA Responds
What is wealth management, and what do professionals who call themselves wealth managers actually do?
Hidden Hand: Marv Tuttle’s Low-Key Guidance Will Be Felt for Years
Naming Marv Tuttle as CEO of FPA was the smartest thing any financial planning association has done in the 30 years I've been covering the profession.
FPA Leadership Describes Future in Wake of Tuttle Retirement
A meeting with the FPA executive leadership featured Lauren Schadle, recently promoted to the advocacy organization’s CEO.
FPA Names Janet Stanzak Its 2013 President-Elect
The Minnesota financial planner says she will help bring strategic focus to FPA's leadership; she notes that during her career she has “walked in the shoes of the majority of our members."