For 3 Financial Planning Students, Here’s What the Industry Looks Like
Three TDAI scholarship winners discuss why they want to be planners and their potential impact on a graying industry.
Senate Panel Extends More Than 50 Tax Breaks
Sen. Orrin Hatch says the package includes widely supported tax provisions and “will provide some certainty in the tax code for the next two years.”
Top 20 States for Private Equity Investment in 2014
Some 3,100 U.S. businesses benefited from private equity investments last year.
SEC Enforcement: Napkin-Eating Broker Settles; Ponzi Funds Used for Porn
Also, a hedge fund manager admits to providing bad data, which affected recording of 552 million shares.
6 Steps for Advisors to Get More Clients
Eager to raise its profile as an advisor custodian, Scottrade is offering a series of workshops on business development.
Gold Falls to 15-Week Low, Silver Sags as Dollar Gains
Precious metal prices are slipping, while the U.S. currency plows ahead.
Focus Financial Adds $1B RIA in Chicago
Also, Raymond James adds a $390 million independent-employee group in Beaufort, S.C., from Wells Fargo.
SEC: Self-Directed IRA Custodian Ignored Red Flags in 2 Schemes
The Ohio-based IRA provider is accused of ignoring red flags in one scheme targeting churchgoers and another targeting real estate investors.
10 More Wealthy Donors Take the Giving Pledge
The global Giving Pledge initiative created by Warren Buffett and Bill and Melinda Gates has grown to 137 signatories.
SEC Enforcement: Phony Hedge Fund Manager Charged With Duping Small Businesses Out of $4M
In another action, a Canadian trader has agreed to settle SEC charges in a short-selling scheme.