For Compliant Advisors, Known (and Unknowable) Unknowns
The SEC, FINRA, DOL — regulations and oversight come from all sides, and anticipating what's compliant today but won't be tomorrow is a tricky game.
Should Advisors Change How They Charge?
Over time, good financial advice can make a difference of hundreds of thousands of dollars to clients — and so can how it's paid for.
Dwyer to Move to AR Global in Apollo-RCAP Deal
The former LPL executive will continue to lead the wholesale distribution unit that RCAP sold to Apollo.
Exchange-Traded Assets Edge Past Hedge Fund Assets in Q2
For the first time, there is more money invested in ETFs and ETPs than in hedge funds, ETFGI reports.
AMG Wealth Partners Buys Big Stake in myCIO
The new partnership with AMG Wealth Partners will allow myCIO to expand its capabilities to a broader client base.
Defining ‘Best Interest’ Standard in Fiduciary Debate a Head Scratcher
Two industry trade groups and the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority came out recently with uniform best interest standards in an attempt to squelch what they say will be competing fiduciary plans to be issued by the Department of Labor and the Securities and Exchange Commission.
What Advisors Should Know About 80% of American Families
Married parents with children now represent only 20% of families. Here's what advisors should know to serve blended families, single-parent families and other "nontraditional" clients.
AssetMark Acquires $1.75 Billion in Assets of Clark Capital’s TAMP
The deal will also add nearly 700 advisors and Clark’s Personal UMA to AssetMark platform, bringing its total assets to $27 billion.
Retirement Service Providers Losing Plan Sponsors’ Loyalty
Plan sponsors feel less loyal to their retirement service providers, according to an annual index produced by research firm Chatham Partners.
What if We Replaced IRAs and 401(k)s?
A Brookings paper proposes replacing all tax-advantaged retirement plans with a single plan: The Universal Retirement Savings Account.