Morningstar Launches Smart Beta Ratings System
At its ETF Conference, Morningstar introduces a smart beta—or "strategic beta" in Morningstar parlance—exchange-traded product classification system.
F-Squared Investments Says Regulators Consider Civil Action
F-Squared Investments, one of the largest managers of ETF investment products, said U.S. regulators were considering a civil action over performance claims.
CFB Board Creates Another Three-Bucket Mess on Compensation
Rick Kahler’s "fee-only" trouble demonstrates the limitations of the CFP Board’s compensation rules.
New Hire Roundup: Altegris Names Murphy Deputy CIO
Also in new hires, Lindsey and Lindsey adds Christina Lindsey Orta, and former Gov. David Paterson joins IFS Securities.
Barney Frank Cheers FSOC for Role in Money Market Fund Overhaul
Before a House committee, Barney Frank commented on several controversial aspects of his namesake financial reform law, including one that makes him "nervous."
Assessing the Annuity Landscape
Some advisors swear by annuities while others steer clear of them. Whichever camp you fall into, here are some annuity trends to watch.
Where Edward Jones Is Tapping Talent
The brokerage has revamped its recruiting strategy—with dramatic results.
Applying Behavioral Analytics to Fund Managers
Most financial advisors and individual investors judge the worth of investment vehicles solely by their performance, but there's more to the story.
IMCA’s ‘Capstone Gathering’ in Boston Attracts 1,700 Attendees
Executive director and CEO Sean Walters says event is growing in attendance even as its overall membership swells, with more independent advisors joining.
New Hire Roundup: Sosa Leaves PIMCO to Lead New DoubleLine Group
Danielle Fischer went to the Private Client Reserve of U.S. Bank, and Mariner Wealth Advisors acquired a majority interest in Housen Financial Group.