How Fiduciary Advisors Can Change Wall Street—Again
Ron Rogé and NAPFA pushed, and the public pulled, big brokerages to adopt an AUM model. The same can be done with a fiduciary standard.
Why Disclosures Don't Work
Most retirement plan participants have no clue how much they're paying in fees, despite DOL's fee transparency rules. So why should brokers' disclosures work better?
PIMCO Outflows Painful but Not Deadly: Morningstar
The flagship Total Return Fund had $50 billion in net outflows in the past two months, but Morningstar sees positive future potential.
Best Finance Tweets of the Month: October
QE comes to an end, Josh Brown has advice for retail investors and economists Google themselves.
SEC Sanctions Schwab, TD Ameritrade, 11 Others on Puerto Rican Junk Bond Sales
The SEC Monday sanctioned 13 firms under MSRB's minimum investment rule intended to keep retail investors out of higher-risk offerings.
Dodd-Frank Rulemaking Like ‘Shoveling Manure’: SEC’s Gallagher
The SEC won “the Dodd-Frank ‘booby prize,’ and we are still paying the price over four years later,” said SEC Commissioner Daniel Gallagher.
Should 401(k)s Have Bitcoin?
Its advocates acknowledge it's a risky investment but, they say, acceptance is growing, as is interest from institutional investors.
Robo-Advice ‘Not a Zero-Sum Game’ as Schwab Stomps Into Arena
Pershing conference speakers take a "wait-and-see approach" to Schwab’s new automated service; robo-advisors seen as threat to full-service brokers.
Schwab to Unleash No-Fee Robo-Giant
Schwab Intelligent Portfolios for retail investors has minimum of $5,000; will roll out early next year, followed by an RIA version.
The Rainmaker’s Reign Is Over
Firms that rely on one or two rainmakers will find themselves struggling to keep up. It's time for a new strategy.