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.
Taxes: What a Drag—on Your Portfolio’s Profits
Do you know how much return clients invested in taxable accounts lose to taxes each year? It’s in the double digits.
Hedge Investment Exposure With Currency
ETPs have democratized an ever-evolving range of exposures and strategies. This is especially true of foreign investments.
New Hire Roundup: NAPA Announces New President
Also in new hires, Jeffrey Boujoukos was named by SEC as assistant regional director in Philadelphia.
Retirement Planning, Not Social Security or LTC, Dominates Advisors’ Client Discussions
Retirement planning is the No. 1 topic of discussion between advisors and their clients, according to an IRI study.
LPL Financial Fined $950,000 by FINRA Over Alt Sales
LPL's sale of alternative investments, including nontraded REITs, violated concentration limit guidelines, FINRA said.