Yellen Confirmed by Senate to Become Fed Chairman
Yellen, who will replace Bernanke after Jan. 31, will be the first woman to head the central bank in its 100-year history.
3 Cutting-Edge Ways to Get Clients
Vestorly CEO Justin Wisz and two other tech entrepreneurs shared how their firms’ approaches can take advisors further than LinkedIn or Facebook.
France’s Latest Downgrade: Cause for Worry or False Alarm?
Standard & Poor’s hit France’s credit rating for a second time, causing investor concern.
Want to Effect Change in Washington? Write Your Congressman
Former Sen. Olympia Snowe presented a practical, and effective, way to fix government dysfunction in Washington. Let your representatives know how you feel.
Vanguard Moves to Merge Funds, Lower Costs
Vanguard announced it will expand access to its ultralow-cost Admiral share class and streamline its fund lineup.
Asian Downturn Masks Philippines Investment Opportunity
The IMF has just given its stamp of approval to the economy of the Philippines, projecting 6.75% GDP growth.
5 Factors That Hurt Retirement Plans (and How to Deal With Them)
A report released on Tuesday by Schroders studied defined contribution plan design in several countries to try to determine the most effective design.
20 Best & Worst States for Pension Funding
Public employees of some states find their retirement plans imperiled through bloated promises and mismanagement, while employees of other states are better off.
New Hire Roundup: FINRA Names Keenan, Weddle New Board Members
This week in news hires, FINRA appoints new board members; Gene Tannenbaum was named managing director of Lincoln Financial Advisors; American Century Investments promoted Chris Krantz and Jeff Bourke.
New Hire Roundup: Goldman, Nelson Move Up at NFP; New Vice Chair at FASB
This week in new hires, Michael Goldman became COO and Carl Nelson head of mergers and acquisitions at NFP; John Taft of RBC Wealth Management became a LinkedIn Influencer; more