Top 10 Annuity Sales Leaders: Q2 2014
MetLife had a rough first quarter in annuities but has made impressive gains, along with Allianz Group, whose quarterly sales growth was a whopping 101%.
PIMCO’s Gross Used $45 Billion in Derivatives to Lift Fund Gain
Bill Gross is relying on derivatives rather than Janet Yellen to raise his returns on government bonds.
How Advisors Use Educational Tools for Their Clients
A Practical Perspectives study examines client-approved resources, including where advisors get them and which topics are most sought after.
New Hire Roundup: SEC Names Schnurr Chief Accountant
In another personnel move, Nancy Rimington joined GW&K Investment Management.
How to Overcome Behavioral Biases, Raise Retirement Savings: Cerulli
Cerulli’s latest research addresses ways recordkeepers can better engage retirement plan participants to improve outcomes.
Commonwealth Grabs Group From LPL-Affiliated Firm
Benjamin W. Wong and Associates joined Commonwealth after their previous firm, Financial Telesis, was bought by an ex-LPL exec.
New Hire Roundup: Altegris Names Murphy Deputy CIO
Also in new hires, Lindsey and Lindsey adds Christina Lindsey Orta, and former Gov. David Paterson joins IFS Securities.
Liquid Alts; Women and Money; Growth by Design: Investment Advisor August Features—Slideshow
After stocks’ performance the past few quarters, some investors might be tempted to stick with what looks like a good thing.
Women, Money and the Confidence Gap
In recent years, banks, brokerage firms and fund companies have pulled out all the stops to make women more confident about money.
20 Best Ways to Fix Dodd-Frank Act
Former Sen. Chris Dodd says his namesake financial reform law is "working pretty well." But the Bipartisan Policy Center sees room for improvement.