LPL, Advisor Group Stop Sales of American Realty Capital REITs
LPL, the biggest independent broker-dealer, has suspended sales of products tied to the Schorsch real estate empire.
5 Annuity Answers Every Investor Needs to Know
NAFA has released a paper that helps advisors answer five of the most important annuity questions.
Top Portfolio Products: Ivy, ProShares & TIAA-CREF Launch Funds
Fund shops zoom in on mid-cap, managed futures, emerging-markets debt and lifecyle strategies.
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.