Financial Advisors Miss the Mark on Business Growth Goals: FPA
A new study from the FPA Research and Practice Institute found that more than half of advisors believe their business development efforts are failing.
10 Scariest States Ranked by Pension Promises
If the nation had an actuary-in-chief examining state pension systems, he'd have to declare the state of the states “bleak.”
Focus Adds $1.4B RIA in Chicago Area
Meanwhile, Securities America recruits three FAs, one from Wells Fargo and another from LPL Financial.
10 Poorest Members of Congress: 2014
As midterm elections near, it's good to know which legislators have the least amount of money, and if it means they are more effective legislators.
Washington Watchers See Big Retirement Push in 2015
Retirement planning officials should prepare next year for the release of DOL’s fiduciary plan, the official launch of Obama’s MyRA and more.
House Dems Call for SEC Crackdown on Corporate Anti-Whistleblower Practices
Lawmakers say “overly restrictive nondisclosure agreements,” for example, threaten the SEC's whistleblower program.
The Rise of the Millennial Manager
My next-gen peers who once described their firms’ senior managers as “incapable” now struggle with the same issues when they become responsible for managing people.
Big Reg Charge Slashes LPL’s Q3 Earnings Forecast
One analyst says LPL's "inability to guide effectively on expenses," particularly regulatory ones, is a "recurring problem."
Top 25 U.S. Charities: 2014
The Chronicle of Philanthropy ranks the top charities by private donations, with four of the top 10 DAFs, including those of Fidelity, Schwab and Vanguard.
10 States With Most Advisors Headquartered
Most investment advisory firms’ main offices are concentrated in relatively few states, with distribution likely driven by access to financial markets, population and net worth.