Ben Bernanke: Professor Turned Policymaker—The 2015 IA 35 for 35
It’s been said that the chairman of the Federal Reserve Board is the second most powerful person in the federal government, after the president.
Why Commissions Are Also Bad for Brokers
Commission-based brokers are the only guys in the hugely successful asset management game who aren’t getting cut in on the gravy train.
Wall Street’s 15 Biggest Spenders on Lobbying in Washington
Wall Street banks, financial services firms and trade associations spent $1.4 billion in the 2013-2014 election cycle, according to Americans for Financial Reform.
JPMorgan Exec Named Commonfund CEO
Catherine Keating is leaving JPMorgan for Commonfund, the firm announced Monday.
Merrill Grabs 6 Reps From Morgan Stanley, Others
The recruited reps have about $710 million in assets and $5 million in production.
Tavakoli Turns Her Fire From Crony Capitalists to Muslim Fundamentalists
New book by structured finance expert discusses the ‘Unveiled Threat’ of a woman who knows how to follow the money.
Morgan Stanley Recruits 5 Advisors; Merrill Adds Team
The wirehouses each add registered reps from rival firms with more than $500 million in client assets.
Wealthy Investors Worry About Digital Security but Fail to Protect Assets
Investors are concerned about protecting both their financial data and their online reputations, a study found.
New Hire Roundup: Putnam Names Gould Head of Institutional Management
In another personnel move, Mariner Wealth Advisors has added ex-NFL quarterback Mark Vlasic as a senior wealth advisor.
Beware: ETN Pitfalls Abound
ETNs have a number of benefits, but also shortcomings, including credit risk and taxation. It's important that advisors weigh ETNs' pros and cons to make the right choice for clients.