The Limits of Limiting Advisor Liability
A contract’s hedge clause is one of those provisions that is monumentally unimportant until a dispute arises between the client and the advisor.
401(k) vs. IRA: The Real Roth Conversion Question
Moving traditional retirement funds into a Roth account may seem like a no-brainer for many clients, but whether to use a Roth IRA or Roth 401(k) can have potentially significant repercussions.
Time to Rein In Rollovers?
If you’ve been paying attention over the past year, you’ve noticed that regulators and those in Washington are placing increased scrutiny on IRA rollovers.
Cash for Clients: How to Stay Compliant When Paying for Referrals
Here's why you should make Investment Advisers Act Rule 206(4)-3 your new best friend (and don't forget to comply with state laws, too).
In Advisors’ Year-End Reviews, Don’t Skip These Key Points, ING Urges
Bob Kaplan, ING U.S.’s national retirement consultant, outlined for advisors the key points they should address with their plan sponsor clients in their year-end reviews.
Same-Sex Marriages Now Recognized for Federal Tax Purposes
The IRS ruling applies regardless of whether a couple lives in a jurisdiction that recognizes same-sex marriage or in one that does not.
After Stockton, Economist Sees More Pain in California and Beyond
For a broader look at the municipal finance crisis affecting California and the nation, AdvisorOne spoke with Bill Watkins, a veteran economic forecaster.
IRAs: In General
Individual Retirement Accounts are highly popular tools for contributing funds that grow on a tax deferred basis. Depending on the type of IRA, the accumulation can be tax free.
How Your Clients Can Shield Their Assets From Lawsuits
Frivolous lawsuits are proliferating in a bad economy, says attorney Hillel Presser. The goal therefore is to own nothing, but control everything...
Fiduciary Standard Does Not Increase Costs, Study Says
A study released in early March by two academics goes a long way in settling one of the stickier questions surrounding the fiduciary debate.