Finke: Lack of Fiduciary Protection for Elderly Is ‘Insane’
“In the United States, we have a buyer-beware marketplace for products that are very often sold to older consumers,” says Finke. "This is insane."
Watchdog Slams Sen. Johnson for DOL Fiduciary Comments
Committee for the Fiduciary Standard says senator’s charge that a DOL rule requiring fiduciary advice on retirement would hurt ordinary Americans is “just not true.”
Are 401(k) Revenue-Sharing Deals on Their Way Out?
About 13% of plans had no form of revenue sharing whatsoever last year, a figure that most expect will only grow.
How Next-Gen Advisors Do Business; Seeking Better 401(k)s: July Research Highlights—Slideshow
The July 2014 issue of Research magazine looks at the future of financial advice from multiple angles. The cover story, "Next-Gen Advisors Have Arrived," profiles four up-and-coming young advisors in the Los Angeles area.
White House Getting Involved With DOL Fiduciary Redraft
The White House’s National Economic Council will be performing “industry outreach” regarding the DOL's fiduciary redraft, according to industry officials.
Does Risk Tolerance Merely Track the Market?
Do risk tolerance scores plummet in a crisis, then rise as the market recovers as many advisors perhaps think? A new study has the answer.
Taking the Indie Leap; Rethinking REITs: June Research Features—Slideshow
For advisors, going independent requires not just careful cost-benefit analysis but also a focus on their clients' confidence—and their own. Ellen Uzelac's cover story in the June issue of Research magazine probes what's involved in making such a leap of faith, and looks at advisors who have done it. In...
Michael Finke, Financial Planning’s Professor: The 2014 IA 25 Profile
“Our hope is to build a set of research-based best practices through our own research,” Finke told IA.
Deena Katz and Harold Evensky, Next-Gen Mavens: The IA 25 2014 Profile
At a stage of their careers where many advisors slow down, Katz and Evensky are doubling down on their commitment to the next generation.
The IA 25 for 2014
This is our 12th annual IA 25 list, bringing together the most influential people in and around the advisor industry.