The Threat Posed by a Declining China
An exploration of why China’s decline is likely to be a lot less peaceful than its rise.
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
Advisors Must Accept the Realities of a Changing America
Advisors' efforts to reach out to different communities have not progressed as much as they should have.
Iran’s Election Uncertainty Equals Investment Uncertainty
What stance will Iran’s new leader take vis-à-vis the rest of the world, particularly the United States?
SEC’s White Gets Short Shrift from Congress
Securities and Exchange Commission Chairwoman Mary Jo White is running into the same problem that plagued her predecessors: getting the short shrift from lawmakers when prodding them for more money so the agency can properly do its job, including adding examiners for advisors.
Fixing the Student Loan Crisis
I’m lucky. Unlike so many college students, I didn’t take out any student loans.
Mohamed El-Erian: The 2013 IA 25 Extended Profile
Each of the individuals on the 2013 IA 25 were selected for their creativity, success and—of course—impact. And kicking off the extended profiles of the IA 25 honorees is Mohamed El-Erian, who is making his third appearance on the list.
With the 2013 IA 25, our 13th annual list of the...
Crossing Paths: The 2013 IA 25
With Investment Advisor's 11th annual list of the most influential individuals in and around the advisor business, we decided to do something different.
Estate Planning in the Age of Obama
With some common estate planning tools in the administration's budget crosshairs, how to fine tune your clients’ strategies.
Gas and Cigarettes: The Tax Sticks That Keep On Hittin’
A look at how federal and state taxes hit car owners and smokers: are they meant to change behavior or just raise revenue?