FPA’s Advocacy Push: States Today, Capitol Hill Tomorrow
With membership stable and retention strong, the Financial Planning Association is holding state advocacy days in runup to Congressional advocacy days.
Dishonest Services: SEC’s Fight Against Public Corruption
We often think of laws to combat corruption as anti-bribery and anti-kickback laws. But the SEC is increasingly using securities fraud laws as a tool.
America Ranks 19th on New Global Retirement Security Index
Americans like to consider themselves first in just about everything, so news that the U.S. ranks 19th in retirement security may come as a disappointment.
Christie Seeks to Roll Back Pension Payments
New Jersey Governor Chris Christie's move comes a day after a judge said he broke state law by withholding $1.6 billion from the retirement system.
Lockheed to Pay $62 Million to End Worker Pension Lawsuit
Employees and retirees say the defense firm charged them “unreasonable and excessive” fees on retirement plans.
New Hire Roundup: Securities America Promotes 7
Meanwhile, financial data aggregation firm CircleBlack appointed Bill Bartzak and Michael Castellano to its board of directors.
Top 15 States With Most RIAs
The number of RIA firms increased to 31,975, according to SIFMA’s 2014 Factbook, despite an active merger year.
Retirement Advocates Share Top Priorities With Congress
The country has a new Republican-controlled congress, and with it, the opportunity to set new or shore up existing policies when it comes to retirement planning.
Obama’s $4 Trillion Budget Sets Up Tax Fight With Congress
The budget would raise taxes on corporations and top earners, spend more on infrastructure and housing, and stabilize, but not eliminate, the annual budget deficit.
Longevity Annuities: Their Time Has Come
New rules open a landscape of possibilities for retirees to draw income in their 80s and beyond, Michael Finke writes.