Cetera Strikes IPO Investment Deal With JMP, Expands Tech Ties With Broadridge
The group's 9,700 advisors will be able to offer retail clients access to initial public offerings and its financial-institution clients more self-clearing capabilities.
Emerging Market Infrastructure Needs Highlight Global Opportunities
Brazil's next president will have much to do to kick-start the nation's sagging economy, including addressing its infrastructure lacuna.
Facing No Urgent Crises, SEC ‘Spreads Its Wings’
Expect enhanced enforcement efforts in insider trading, financial reporting and pyramid schemes, enforcement chief Ceresney says.
SEC’s Gallagher Warns of Bond Bubble
Retail investors would be most vulnerable to a sell-off in the $10 trillion bond market, the commissioner says.
Understanding Advisor Economics 101: Follow the Money
The economics of being a wirehouse broker vs. an independent advisor, of the wirehouses vs. fee-based financial services firms, and the CFP Board.
Why Alt Investments Are Luring Investors: Hatteras
The alt investment firm's new paper, “Defining Liquid Alternatives Investments,” shows advisors how they can use alternatives to diversify their clients’ portfolios.
Knut Calls Out the Brokerage Industry on Fiduciary Standard
Knut Rostad makes the case why a fiduciary standard for all financial advisors is more important than ever today.
SEC Names McNeil First Ombudsman
As Ombudsman, Tracey McNeil will report to the SEC's Investor Advocate Rick Fleming.
Financial Firms Target Investors' $3.4 Trillion Cash Holdings: Cerulli
New research from Cerulli Associates finds there is still high interest in traditional banking services over alternative and other investments.
Can CFPs Really Be Fiduciaries?
To my mind, the onus for establishing standards for how CFPs should live up to a fiduciary standard fall squarely on the CFP Board.