11 Reasons Why Putting Brokerage Clients’ Interests First Is a Bad Idea
The reasons raised by the brokerage industry against DOL’s fiduciary proposal are good, but out of the goodness of my heart, I offer some more.
Retirement Planning and Obama’s 2016 Budget
While backers say the budget will make it easier to save for retirement, experts have mixed opinions on its potential effects on seniors.
Fiduciaries to Pay $39M for Raiding Death Benefit Plans; Outcry Over DOL Rule Continues
A federal court entered a $39.8 million judgment in favor of workers who participated in more than 400 death benefit plans.
New Hire Roundup: PIMCO Names Fels Managing Director, Adds CIO
Meanwhile, New York Life says it will hire 3,600 reps this year.
5 Hot Retirement Planning Topics for 2015
QLACs and split 401(k) rollovers are just two of the top retirement planning trends that your clients need to be aware of.
Obama Budget’s Retirement Savings Cap Targets Wealthy
The retirement savings cap is a relatively small gambit in the budget’s larger effort to raise revenues but is seen as an attack.
Obama Sets Up Social Security Showdown
The White House's 2016 budget contains a proposal to reallocate some payroll tax money from the old-age program to the dwindling Disability Trust Fund.
Key Congressional Committees Get New Leaders
The start of the new GOP-controlled Congress brings with it new faces to key congressional committees that hold sway over a variety of issues impacting advisors.
After Obama Address, Battle Lines Are Drawn in Congress
Industry trade groups and lawmakers were quick to weigh in with praise and criticism of issues raised in President Obama's mid-January State of the Union address, namely cybersecurity, the Dodd-Frank financial reform law, taxes and entitlement reform.
CBO Says Entitlements Will Cause Ballooning Deficits
Does that mean reform of Social Security and health care programs is coming? Probably not, says strategist Greg Valliere.