Social Media Use Up at Firms, but Texts Raise Compliance Worries: Survey
Compliance officers "have significantly lower confidence" in their ability to produce text messages upon request versus other types of electronic messaging, Smarsh poll finds.
Top 10 Colleges With Best Career Value: Brookings
The Brookings Institution's college rankings attempt to measure the impact each school has on grads' mid-career earnings while filtering out the impact of students' backgrounds.
The Digital Advocate: Your LinkedIn Centers of Influence
Advisors shouldn't just dabble in social media. Embrace LinkedIn in particular to reach COIs and professional advocates.
El-Erian: American Dream Is Under Threat
The Allianz chief economic advisor listed some possible solutions to income and wealth inequality, from least to most controversial.
Institutional Investors Get Social
Nearly half of institutional investors have taken action based on information from social media, a Greenwich Associates study found.
Hearsay Updates Social Media Apps for Mobile Phones
Meanwhile, Socialware introduces a brand protection tool for financial companies.
Fiduciary Standard Should Be Based on How Brokerage Industry Works
A reader says all fees, transaction costs and loads should be transparent and "comparison-shopped for by a broker 'advising' any client." Therein lies the rub.
FPA’s Advocacy Push: States Today, Capitol Hill Tomorrow
With membership stable and retention strong, the Financial Planning Association is holding state advocacy days in runup to Congressional advocacy days.
Robo-Advisors Rip Schwab’s New Robo-Advisory Over Fees, Cash
The gloves have come off in the rock ’em, sock ’em field of robo-advice.
The Case Against Fee Disclosure: Good Idea; Bad Timing
Should RIAs increase fee disclosures to clients? It's a good idea, but considering the brokerage industry's marketing expertise, now may not be the right time.