Brokers Willing to Pay Up for Fiduciary Standard: SIFMA
In a clash of studies, SIFMA put the compliance price tag at $8 million, while the Financial Planning Coalition said fiduciary accounts would be more boon than burden for brokers.
Industry Groups Fear Wagner Bill Will Stop SEC, DOL Fiduciary Rules in Their Tracks
The bill, which passed the House Financial Services Committee on Wednesday, was unlikely to be made into law but could have serious implications anyway, the groups said.
New Hire Roundup: Magner Moves Up at Mercer
This week in new hires, Mercer announced a new position for Liana Magner and NAPFA named three to its board of directors.
NAPFA Names Geoffrey Brown CEO
In his new role as NAPFA CEO, Brown will be responsible for the growth of the organization that now numbers approximately 2,500 members.
Top Advisors Sound Off on Tech: NAPFA Conference
"How to service high-end clients over and above money management is something we’re constantly examining," said one advisor.
FPA Makes Two Big Pushes in Washington
The FPA is “well under way” in putting its advocacy infrastructure in place, FPA President Michael Branham told AdvisorOne in an interview Thursday.
PBS ‘Retirement Gamble’ Documentary Draws Mixed Industry Response
NAPFA calls the film a "wake-up call" for legislators; ASPPA says it "conveniently ignores" other issues.
NAPFA Names Top 30 Influencers
The "30 Most Influential" program recognizes NAPFA members and staff who have made an impact on fee-only financial planning, the group and their peers since NAPFA’s 1983 founding.
Women and Taxes: Tax Season Gender Gap?
Now that the fiscal cliff deal is a reality, women—whether young, in mid-career or retirement age—can expect to see a few tax rules that will affect them especially.
NASAA to Push SEC User Fees, ‘Stay On Guard’ Against FINRA SRO
Chief among state securities regulators’ legislative agenda this year will be pushing SEC user fees, not a FINRA SRO, to better regulate advisors, NASAA President Heath Abshure said Tuesday.