How Advisors Use Educational Tools for Their Clients
A Practical Perspectives study examines client-approved resources, including where advisors get them and which topics are most sought after.
SEC Enforcement: Kansas Charged With Securities Fraud
In another action, a brokerage firm and its founder were charged with violating net capital requirements and falsifying data in an attempt to mislead examiners.
Top Portfolio Products: NASDAQ OMX Adds Two ETF Listings
MainStay adopts three funds from Cushing, including two focused on MLPs; more
Emerging Markets Not Monolithic; Japan Debt Scary, Says Templeton’s Hasenstab
In 2013, there were big performance differences in Hungary and Indonesia, the Franklin Templeton global bond CIO said.
Advisors’ Favorite Value-Add Programs: Social Security, Search for Yield
American Funds and JPMorgan offer the most popular value-add programs while PIMCO falls off Top 10 list, new survey finds.
New Hire Roundup: AIG Advisor Group Names Couch EVP of National Sales
Also in new hires, Atlanta-based Wealth & Pension Services Group has hired James Larson II as head of its new office in South Florida.
Top Rated Fund Families: A Morningstar Report Card
Morningstar gives letter grades, from A to C, to the biggest fund groups, considering stewardship, manager tenure and performance.
Where Global Investors Put Their Money in 2013: Morningstar
Equity funds saw the most inflows in most (but not all parts) of the world, which hurt bond fund groups like PIMCO, Morningstar said.
Americans See a Retirement Worse Than Parents’
Only a quarter of Americans think their retirement will be better than that of their parents, Franklin Templeton found. What's an advisor to do?
Demand Is Growing for Retirement Income Products
Advisors need help from asset managers and insurers to help their retirement clients meet multiple financial goals, according to Practical Perspectives.