Social Media No Longer an Afterthought for Advisors: Putnam
Putnam survey finds 81% of advisors using social media, and 79% report getting new clients, with average assets gained of $4.6 million.
What’s Best for Clients Is All We Need to Know
Some want to confuse the fiduciary debate, but in the end—and the beginning—it's all about acting in the best interests of clients.
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.
New Fund Takes Novel Approach to Protecting Against Stock Market Losses
New fund company says it can track the S&P 500, but limit losses to about 12.5% while capturing upside up to 15%.
Deconstructing One Broker’s Take on a Fiduciary Standard
A broker responds to my March column for investment Advisor on the fiduciary standard and makes some good points. And some not-so-good points.
Many HNW Investors Call Themselves ‘Self-Directed,’ Despite Complex Portfolios
Almost 30% of high-net-worth investors consider themselves self-directed, a survey from Cerulli Associates found.
Alternative ETFs: Always Know What You’re Buying
Another tip for alt ETF investors from a recent Schwab call: always ask, “Can I store that commodity in my basement?”
Fidelity’s eMoney Deal Will Help It Compete With Robo-Advisors: Kitces
The personal financial management software could offer a "potential treasure trove" of insights to Fidelity, Michael Kitces says.
Some RCAP Sales Agreements Reinstated; Schwab, Fidelity Ease Ban
RCAP says that 70-plus selling agreements “have been reinstated to date.”
DC Plan Sponsors Focus on Fees
Two studies released by Cogent Wealth found an increased focus on fees in defined contribution plans.