Free Financial Advice? What Could Be Better for Consumers?
Excising the requirement that professionals act in clients’ best interests would make society much more efficient, and save the Treasury billions!
Investors Pile Into Stocks Just as Pros Say Bull Run Is Over
Individual investors are plowing money back into the U.S. stock market just as professional strategists say gains for this year are over.
SEC Wants to Give Everyone a Chance to Be a Bond Trader
What's the more important job for the SEC: optimizing market efficiency and stability or protecting retail investors?
Is There Enough Fixed Income in Your Retirement Plan Lineup?
If you only have one or two options, you might not be able to meet participants’ varied needs, says Matt Sommer of Janus Capital.
National Financial Chief Sees ‘Tremendous Opportunity’ for Survivors of BD Consolidation
National Financial chief says “weak players have been winnowed out” of the broker-dealer space, with successful firms leveraging their partners.
BDCs, Maligned by Regulators, Find a Champion
Despite recent warnings, Michael Forman of Franklin Square makes a strong argument for including business development companies in a portfolio.
Midstream MLP Funds Fraught With Opportunity, Tax Danger
Avoiding “tax drag” is critical, says one MLP fund expert.
Bond Investors Must Prepare for Rate Spike: SEC’s Walter
At the FINRA conference, the former SEC chairwoman said that she continues to be “disturbed” by how the SEC has “ignored” the fixed-income market.
Investing for a Lifetime With Life-Cycle Investing
A decade ago, Paula H. Hogan had one of those incredible a-ha moments. It was profound, with deep implications for the advisor’s business—perhaps even for the entire financial services industry.
2013 SMA Managers of the Year Nominees: Fixed Income
The nominees in this category—from GW&K and Tom Johnson Investment Management—have found long-term, consistent success in intermediate and enhanced fixed-income strategies.