Pension Buyouts Up 700% in Q2
With help from Kimberly-Clark, buyouts reached a second-quarter record of nearly $4 billion, LIMRA reported.
Pension De-Risking Now Has IMF’s Attention
The trend of de-risking corporate pension plans calls into question the viability of the insurance companies that assume the obligations, an IMF report says.
For Divorcing Women, Becoming Financially Knowledgeable Is Crucial
More older women are getting divorced, and if they have delegated financial decision making to their spouses, they need to raise their financial knowledge fast.
Bill Gross: 6 Scenarios That Would Threaten ‘Shadow Banking System’
That system includes asset management firms, says the Janus portfolio manager, who takes time in his monthly investment outlook to criticize former PIMCO colleagues.
Innealta Maximizes Risk/Reward Through Global Rotation Strategy
Innealta's Gerald Buetow says "People like to think this is an equity portfolio, but it’s really a fixed income portfolio with an equity enhancer."
LPL Adds Teams From Morgan Stanley, Lincoln; Merrill Grabs Ex-UBS Duo
The indie broker-dealer should bring in about $600 million in new assets and the wirehouse about $300 million.
Baird Adds Branch Manager From UBS, Advisor From Morgan Stanley
The employee-owned wealth firm added advisors in Maine and Ohio.
Rivlin: Fed’s Real Challenge Is Preventing Another Financial Collapse
Biggest worry isn’t when Fed will raise rates, but how it should help identify threats to financial stability, said former Fed vice chairwoman Alice Rivlin.
Volcker Urges Merging Regulators
Former Fed Chairman Paul Volcker is pushing for a change that would put at least one top regulator out of business.
New Hire Roundup: Morningstar Names Ptak Head of Global Manager Research
Meanwhile, Wesley Long, former head of private client services at Wedbush, joined Index Fund Advisors to lead its wealth advisors.