Australia's Economy Continues To Grow, With No Recession In Sight
The Commonwealth of Australia, which only became a country in 1901—when its six original colonies federated—has capitalized on its vast natural resources to become a prosperous place.
Best 5 Investment Picks for Midyear 2012
Investors worried about where to put their money these days have a number of opportunities to consider. Here's what the experts are saying about good investments in midyear 2012.
Raymond James Names New Advisor Execs
Raymond James named a new executive to run its independent-advisor channel as Dick Averitt prepares to retire, and the company also announced a new head for its employee-advisor channel as Dennis Zank moves into the COO slot at the parent company.
Outlook 2012: Retirement — Boomer Surveys Tell Us They’re Happy (Even If Broke)
The most beloved statistical study in the advisor world—namely, the retirement survey—was a veritable cottage industry in 2011, the year the first of the baby boomers began marking their milestone 65th birthday.
Outlook 2012: Value Investing — A Glimmer in the Gloom
Like value investment gurus Warren Buffett and Benjamin Graham, today's stock pickers believe that investment is most intelligent when it is most businesslike.
Raymond James Taps New Heads of Independent, Employee Units
Raymond James said Monday that it named a new executive to run its independent-advisor channel and a new head for its employee-advisor channel.
Best & Worst 529 Plans: Morningstar
Many parents of the country’s best and brightest soured on the 529 story after 2008. But the plans are making a comeback, and Morningstar helpfully points to the best, as well as those still in need of work.
New Hire Roundup: Dubois and Wassmann Join LPL; Jenks Goes to Putnam; Adams to EBRI
This week in new hires, Dubois and Wassmann join LPL; Stephen Jenks went to Putnam Investments; Nevin Adams joined EBRI; Donald L. McDonald became CEO at Prime Advisors; HighTower brought in Ann Rieder; and Barclays added 6 new advisors.
Dennis Kozlowski: CEO Bonuses for TARP Recipients ‘Indefensible’
As news of the conviction and sentencing of hedge-fund manager Raj Rajaratnam settles down, it’s a good time to take a look back at the last “Bond Villain” to make the financial perp walk—former Tyco CEO Dennis Kozlowski.
Succession Fears: Working Past the Cult of Personality
Current events in the news illustrate the difficulty of effective succession planning.