Top Portfolio Products: Euronext, PowerShares Announce Index-Based Portfolio
Other new products include a muni bond ETF from Market Vectors and a variable annuity offering access to alternative investments from Guardian Life.
New Hire Roundup: FSI Names Valerie Brown, Others to Key Posts
Execs of Cetera, Raymond James, Cambridge and First Allied will take key roles at FSI. Meanwhile, a Vanguard fund manager resigns.
New Hire Roundup: Ex-NFL Quarterback Joins Lourd Capital Management
This week in new hires, Lourd Capital Management welcomed former NFL quarterback Cade McNown as vice president, and Christine Walker went to Drexel Morgan Capital Advisers.
New Hire Roundup: Beale, Kayajanian Join Security Benefit; DOL Picks New ERISA Council Members
This week in new hires, Security Benefit welcomed George Beale and Jeffrey Kayajanian, CapWealth named Phoebe Venable president and COO, and the DOL named five new ERISA Advisory Council members.
Guaranteed Income Will Lead Annuity Industry in 2013
One of the defining trends for the annuity market in 2012 will continue in 2013: guaranteed income.
New Hire Roundup: Kiley to Lead Security Benefit; SNR Denton Welcomes Samlin; Edelman Recruits Bottazzi
This week in new hires, Michael Kiley was named to become CEO of Security Benefit Corp.; Scott Samlin went to SNR Denton; Edelman Financial Services recruited Joe Bottazzi from outside the industry and Reliance Trust named Robert F. Cook to head its church and nonprofit division.
Mastering Social Media
In a sign of the times, 600 advisors at an Investment Management Consultants Association conference recently crammed into a training session called “Get Linked In, Not Left Out: Compliance Friendly Ways to Harness Social Media’s Power in Your Practice.” That’s no typo: 600.
Allianz Hires 11 Annuity Wholesalers
Sales efforts will focus on financial advisors at large broker-dealers, banks and wirehouses
In the Meantime
If you've been keeping up with the long-term care insurance controversy, you've read The New York Times article that started the brouhaha earlier this year--about...