New Hire Roundup: Goldman, Nelson Move Up at NFP; New Vice Chair at FASB
This week in new hires, Michael Goldman became COO and Carl Nelson head of mergers and acquisitions at NFP; John Taft of RBC Wealth Management became a LinkedIn Influencer; more
NARAB II Bill Clears Senate Banking Committee
The bill would establish the National Association of Registered Agents and Brokers, a nonprofit, independent board to provide a mechanism for multistate licensing for insurance producers
Securities America Adds 6 Financial Affiliates With $3.75B in Assets
The credit unions and banks include 15 financial advisors and are located in the Midwest, West and Northeast.
Taxes and the States: Which Take the Biggest Bites?
Governments are always looking to tax, and in these states, you can expect to find steep taxes on wireless services, lottery winnings, property and more.
On the Road to Independence
The dream of energy independence for the United States of America is fast becoming a reality.
Securities America Recruited Production Jumps More Than 300% in ’12
This includes the recent addition of two groups with a total of roughly 160 financial advisors.
9 Ways to Close the Deal
Call it fulfilling your fiduciary responsibility or call it selling an idea — your success as an advisor depends on your ability to convince people to act on your advice. Check out these nine battle-tested tactics.
Securities America Names Assistant of the Year
The independent broker-dealer picks Robin Claypool of L&M Financial Rochester, N.Y.
Top 10 Mega-Wealthy Donors in 2012
The donors on The Chronicle of Philanthropy’s 2013 Philanthropy 50 committed a total of $7.4 billion to charity in 2012. Three of the top five philanthropists were couples under 40.
NCPERS Head Cries Foul Over Pew Pension Survey
Organization calls the report’s findings about the health of municipal pension plans “distorted and outdated.”