Boomers Finally Push Annuities Into Spotlight
Baby boomers, freaked out by the stock market and feeling a strong need for security, are propelling the market, says a Guardian executive.
5 Big Regulatory Changes Coming in 2014
Want to prepare your practice for potential changes in the year ahead? Keep your eye on these five areas.
Ken Fisher Is Right About Demise of RIAs...and Wrong
We can only hope that Mr. Fisher’s vision does not occur. Yet I foresee that fee-only and other true fiduciary advisors will still exist.
Health Care a Critical Part of Retirement Strategy
Only a small minority of clients understand the importance of long-term care protection.
Market Flourishes for Investing in Disaster Risk
Catastrophe bonds are growing at their fastest pace in six years, according to BNY Mellon.
Marketers Not Sure Social Media Really Works
Marketing executives are struggling to show the value of their social media marketing, according to a survey by a Duke professor.
New Hire Roundup: DOL Still Seeks Advisory Council Nominations
This week in new hires, the DOL is still seeking nominations for its ERISA advisory council, and OneAmerica announced Scott Davison's promotion to president.
SEC Fiduciary Rule Unlikely in Dodd-Frank’s Third Year of Life
Advisors, including Harold Evensky, and industry officials are increasingly pessimistic that the year will bring a uniform fiduciary rule. However, the first designation of an asset management firm as systemically important could be coming soon.
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.
Milevsky: Solving Chile’s Annuity Puzzle
An on-the-scene inquiry into why Chileans buy so many annuities.