20 Best Ways to Fix Dodd-Frank Act
Former Sen. Chris Dodd says his namesake financial reform law is "working pretty well." But the Bipartisan Policy Center sees room for improvement.
Garrett Brings NY Fed Into FSOC Issues
Rep. Scott Garrett is demanding that the New York Fed share with him any information it provides to the FSOC on nonbank SIFI designations.
Fund Firms Lag in Social Security Support to Advisors
Only BlackRock is recognized as a Social Security resource by a majority of advisors; the Social Security Administration is the top source of information overall.
Dow Average Tops 17,000 as Payrolls Rise Amid ECB Plans
Records set for Dow industrials, S&P after Labor Dept. reports 288,000 new jobs in June and Mario Draghi reveals European stimulus plans.
New Hire Roundup: SEC Adds 2 Judges, 3 Attorneys
Also in new hires, Nuance Investments welcomed Chad Baumler as portfolio manager.
Too Small to Fail (at Succession Planning)
Judging by the amount of coverage succession planning has been getting in the trade press in the past couple of years, it is one of the most pressing problems facing the independent advisory industry today.
Wet Suit: Insurers Seek Damages From Towns Over Climate Change
Farmers Insurance has filed nine class action lawsuits against dozens of municipalities around Chicago, and everyone from local governments to other insurers has taken notice.
How to Frame Annuities More Attractively
New research points to ways of increasing annuities' appeal.
Clients Moving to the City, Pt. 2: Changing Addresses, Changing Risks
It’s not that living in a beautiful condo or co-op apartment is riskier than a fine home in the suburbs—the risks are merely different.
Scarred Reputations Costing Financial Firms Billions
Six years after the financial crisis, financial services firms are still burdened by reputational and customer service issues, according to a Makovsky survey.