Is Using Big Data Price Optimization — Or Price Gouging?
Insurance provides a valuable bulwark in case of loss, but also allows clients to sleep at night. Peace of mind is worth a premium — but how much?
The 2015 Broker-Dealers of the Year Are Ready to Rumble
The Broker-Dealers of the Year, as chosen by their own reps, will take on the DOL and anyone else who threatens the IBD model.
Pension De-Risking Now Has IMF’s Attention
The trend of de-risking corporate pension plans calls into question the viability of the insurance companies that assume the obligations, an IMF report says.
Milevsky’s Bold Plan to Reinvent Retirement Income
Cast away years ago, the tontine may hold secrets to solving the income puzzle faced by retirees looking for a private-sector solution to replace pensions.
How Firms Can Add Young Women — and Boost Performance
The benefits of a diverse work force, including young women, are more immediate than securing replacements for retiring advisors.
IMF Urges Fed to Delay Rate Hike
The Fed should hold off on raising interest rates until the first half of 2016, the IMF said as it cut its U.S. growth forecast.
Docupace Leads Effort to Increase Industry STP
The firm's straight-through processing network initiative seeks to drive adoption by getting financial services firms to commit
Bill Gross: Low-Rate Policy ‘Destroys Capitalistic Model at the Margin’
The bond guru says he wants to replicate his PIMCO track record at Janus, sees 25 basis point rate hike in June.
The Unsinkable Sallie Krawcheck
Is Krawcheck weighing a robo-advisor offering? She remains tight-lipped on her plans, but tells ThinkAdvisor in a wide-ranging interview, "I'm not done yet!"
What the World Needs Now…Are Client Advocates
The securities industry seems to be moving toward fiduciary client advocate advisors. Unfortunately, it looks like it will take a new professional organization to get there.