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?”
The Medium Is the Message, When the Subject Is Investor Protection
The Committee for the Fiduciary Standard suggests mainstream media have an important role in investor protection, but I wonder if the emphasis is misplaced.
DIY Investing on a Growth Tear
Self-directed investment is growing much faster than the rest of the market, and online platforms' user bases are getting more diverse, a Scivantage study found.
A Simple Solution: Let's Call an Advisor an Adviser
Over the past year or so, many advisor industry observers have become disillusioned about the SEC's chances of complying with its Dodd-Frank mandate to create a fiduciary standard for brokers that's “no less stringent” than the 1940 Act.
SEC Investment Management Director Champ to Exit
Champ played a key role in the SEC’s money market fund reforms and instituted regular IM Guidance Updates. He will teach at Harvard Law.
Motif Investing Gets $40M From Chinese Internet Leader Renren
Joe Chen, Renren founder, and Carl Stern, a former Goldman Sachs and Boston Consulting executive, will both join Motif’s board of directors.
SEC’s Top Exam Priorities for 2015: Retirement Savers, Branch Offices
The regulator also will zero in on reps who offer "a variety" of fee arrangements.
FINRA’s Top Exam Priorities for 2015
FINRA calls BDs’ failure to put clients first a “recurring challenge” in its 2015 priorities report.
Has the Consumer Media Gotten the Fiduciary Message?
If some recent articles in The New York Times and Forbes are any indication, 2015 might become the year of "fiduciary-only."
Gen Y Wants It All, and They’re Willing to Pay for It
Young investors seem to have a “you get what you pay for” mentality, according to a recent report from Corporate Insight that surveyed retail investors.