3 Hidden Broker-Dealer Profit Centers Exposed
There's nothing wrong with broker-dealers being profitable, but how those profits are obtained could use a good dose of disclosure, BD recruiter Jon Henschen writes.
Gold Bug Merk: The Risks of Gold
As a scientist examining the weaknesses of his hypothesis, Axel Merk takes a critical approach to gold to better appreciate its investing risks and rewards.
The Medium Is the Message, When the Subject Is Investor Protection
The Committee for the Fiduciary Standard suggests mainstream media have an important role in investor protection, but I wonder if the emphasis is misplaced.
Private Equity, Venture Capital Firms See Intense Competition in 2015
But they also see increasing investor interest, especially outside traditional markets, a Preqin survey finds.
Risk Management Tips for HNW Home Renovators
There are concrete steps that homeowners can take before, during and after construction to help ensure they are prepared for all contingencies.
Senate Finance Passes 17 Tax Bills
Changes to REITs, enrolled agents and small insurance companies are included in the package.
Watchdog Slams Sen. Johnson for DOL Fiduciary Comments
Committee for the Fiduciary Standard says senator’s charge that a DOL rule requiring fiduciary advice on retirement would hurt ordinary Americans is “just not true.”
When Hedge Funds Get Hacked
Hedge funds confronted with a cyberattack have to answer two questions quickly: What happened, and what to do about it.
Obama Budget’s Retirement Savings Cap Targets Wealthy
The retirement savings cap is a relatively small gambit in the budget’s larger effort to raise revenues but is seen as an attack.
Boomer Demand for Annuities to Stay High Despite Low Rates
Boomers are good for annuities.