This Is What the Fiduciary Debate Is Really About
Financial advisors are taking the lives of their clients in their hands. If advisors don’t understand this, they can do a lot of damage.
Protecting Grandma From Elder Abuse
Imagine a broker driving an 83-year-old widow with Alzheimer's to local banks so that she can withdraw over $1 million from CDs.
Aiding and Abetting: How Client Wrongdoing Can Hurt You
Most financial advisors would refuse to aid and abet a client in breaking the law. But sometimes the situation isn't so clear-cut.
Advising LGBT and Foreign Clients; How Advisors Are Like Political Strategists: February IA Features—Slideshow
The repeal of Section 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act paved the way to open marriage benefits for gay couples, but if they live in states that don’t recognize same-sex marriage—of which there are still 15—they may still require the kind of complex financial planning they required before the...
Looking Ahead and Managing Change: 35 Years With Investment Advisor—Slideshow
This year is the 35th anniversary of Investment Advisor.
Communicating So Clients Really Listen
According to the British bank Lloyds, the average person's attention span these days is five minutes. Does that startle you? It should.
Financial Abuse Starts With Friends and Family, Not Strangers
Americans think they have a clear idea of where financial abuse against seniors starts, but they are wrong, a survey from Allianz Life found.
Saving Exploited Elders
Every day at least 1,000 elderly Americans are financially exploited or abused.
The 2014 BDOTY; Collaborative Divorce; A Solution for the Human Capital Crisis: IA September Features—Slideshow
In the September issue of Investment Advisor, we present the 24th annual Broker-Dealers of the Year.
A Solution for Gray Divorces
The escalating divorce rate for people who are 50 and older is taking a toll on today's and tomorrow's retirees.