The Flatter World of Financial Services
During the previous decade we have often heard allusions to the world getting flatter, as a reference to advances in technology shortening the distance—virtually—between people and cities.
Misconceptions Over Investment Terms Can Plague Advisors Large and Small
The saga of the San Diego County pension plan and its advisor should serve as a cautionary tale for advisors about the importance of educating clients.
PIMCO Taps McCulley as Economist; Calvert's Krumsiek to Shift Roles
PIMCO rehired Paul McCulley to serve as a managing director and take on a new role as the group's chief economist. McCulley, who worked for the firm from 1990 to 1992 and from 1999 to 2010, also will be a member of PIMCO's Investment Committee and will report directly to...
PIMCO Brings Back McCulley
Bond group rehires popular economist Paul McCulley in hopes of stemming outflows, rebuilding leadership in wake of El-Erian's exit.
The Municipal Advisor Law and Its Implications
Do you provide advice to government entities about financial products or the issuance of municipal securities?
Beating Post-Merger Blues: What Marriage Can Teach Advisors
What do advisory firms and marriages have in common? The wedding is the easy part.
9 Ways to Win Gen Y Clients
Gen Y sets its own rules, communicates differently and has a unique approach to business. So how do you win them over?
Harmonization Headache: Thornier Than Fiduciary?
The debate over the outcome of the SEC's fiduciary rule is bringing to light what could turn out to be an even more contentious issue: whether such a rule will include harmonizing advisor and broker rules.
5 Ways Wealth Managers Must Adjust With the Times
On releasing its Global Private Banking and Wealth Management Survey, PwC identified five areas where wealth management firms need to enact transformative change to be successful.
The Client Newsletter: Canned or Customized?
The client newsletter costs money and time to produce, but fail to put it out and you have dispensed with a valuable communication tool.