Compensation Disclosures ‘Taylor-Made’ for Conflicts
In a case strikingly similar to the one that spawned the widely covered lawsuit by Florida financial planners Jeff and Kim Camarda, the CFP Board notified a Los Angeles advisor that it had opened an investigation into his use of the term “fee-only” to describe his RIA.
The Broker-Dealer as Custodian: Raymond James
Once upon a time, you could draw a bright line between an independent broker-dealer rep and an RIA, between an IBD and an RIA custodian.
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.
Gen X Looking at Lean Retirement as Wealth Trails
Good timing is not the age group’s forte. Many took out mortgages just before prices plunged, making them the most disadvantaged by the housing crisis.
Ric Edelman: Stay Cutting-Edge on Technology or Fail
At IMCA, two views of how to grow a practice, from Ric Edelman and Paul Tramontano.
LIMRA, LOMA Launch Retirement Education Program for Back Office
LIMRA and LOMA are launching the Secure Retirement Institute to encourage education and research on improving retirement readiness.
New Hire Roundup: FPA Welcomes David Brand Back to the Fold
Also this week, Securities America names a director of practice succession and acquisition and a new member for its recruiting team, while an SEC litigator joins WIlmerHale.
How a Fast-Growing RIA Gets Referrals
Three tips from Scott Swenor, the CFO of a boutique RIA that generates unusually fast net organic growth, according to Schwab.
Wealthy Investors Skeptical of Companies’ Socially Responsible Claims
Affluent investors tend to be skeptical of companies that proclaim they have a socially responsible strategy, wondering whether this is simply a public relations gimmick.
Top Portfolio Products: New Income Indexes for Pre-Retirees From BlackRock
Plus, Fidelity to launch 10 ETFs with BlackRock as subadvisor, KraneShares rolls out China Internet ETF, and American Century introduces retirement share class.