New Hire Roundup: BrightScope Names Riggio Its First Chief Revenue Officer
Also, Pacific Life announced changes in its sales organization, and Edmond Markel joined Hennion & Walsh.
New Hire Roundup: Charlson to Head Morningstar Alternative Funds Research
Meanwhile, the American Benefits Council names new board members and officers, and CFPB adds experts to senior posts.
6 Best Financial Firms for Advisor Service: Dalbar
Dalbar's Financial Intermediary Service Award for 2013 rates the top firms in service to financial professionals.
Top Portfolio Products: State Street Launches Ex-BRIC Emerging Markets ETF
Forward reopens its Select Income Fund as Pac Life rolls out Income Advantage annuity.
New Hire Roundup: Vanguard Names Davis Head of Fixed Income
In other personnel news, the Brownstone Investment Group hired Matthew Martines, and the Alliance for Investor Education elected new officers.
Milevsky Sells Firm to Cannex, ‘Bloomberg Terminal of Annuities,’ Then Joins It
The professor tells ThinkAdvisor about the sale of his QWeMA Group consulting firm to retirement income data provider Cannex.
Variable Annuities In Flux in Q2
Annuity carriers filed nearly twice as many product changes in the second quarter as they did in the first, according to Morningstar.
Top Portfolio Products: First Trust Launches Managed-Futures ETF
Global X offers an MLP and energy infrastructure ETF, while DMS Funds rolls out a Poland-focused index fund.
Milevsky Warns: Beware of Annuity Ignorance
Today’s sensationalized characterization of annuities as products of unremitting evil or of unsurpassed virtue completely misses some essential points of wisdom advisors need to know about properly using them, Moshe Milevsky says.
Top Portfolio Products: Winklevoss Twins File Bitcoin ETF
In recent portfolio developments, the brothers of Facebook fame filed a Bitcoin ETF with the SEC, and Thornburg’s Developing World Fund went global.