Historic Moment as Planner Groups Voice Clear Support for Fiduciary Standard
In a letter to the SEC, the FInancial Planning Coalition and consumer groups make a cogent argument for why the SEC should impose the same standard for all advice givers.
Don’t Flub Fiduciary Rule, Groups Urge SEC
A broad group of organizations fears the SEC is headed toward proposing a watered-down fiduciary rule.
Futurist Lowell Catlett Closes FPA Retreat With Laughs
Catlett claims the price of eating and owning a home has never been lower.
CFP Board’s CE Plan Rattles FPA Retreat Attendees
The CFP Board, which is currently tasked with setting the standards and regulating CFP CE providers, would become a provider itself if the plan were approved.
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.