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.
Fiduciary Debate Turns to Impact on Investors
The latest debate over whether the SEC and the Department of Labor should issue fiduciary rules this year recently turned to whether investors could be harmed by DOL's rulemaking, or harmed by the lack of such a rulemaking by the SEC.
SEC’s Lack of Fiduciary Action Is Hurting Investors, Advocates Warn
In a letter to the SEC, a coalition provides evidence that advice to retail investors under a suitability standard is harmful.