Just How Puzzling Are Annuities?
A bombshell critical paper on annuities has strengths and weaknesses.
Annuity Puzzle Solved: Don’t Buy Them
Defying conventional wisdom, Kent Smetters of the Wharton School and Felix Reichling of the CBO say low demand for annuities is no mystery. If there is an annuity puzzle, it is why people don't short them.
It Pays to Be a Giver
In the hierarchical environments of the past, takers could climb to the top on the shoulders of givers. Today, it is givers who tend to thrive while takers find it much harder to prosper.
National Advisors Trust Taps Former SEI Exec as CEO
James Combs Jr. hopes to further boost the RIA-owned trust's earnings, which have been growing in recent years.
2013: The Road Ahead
NASAA will keep a close eye on Congress' attempts to delay or derail Dodd-Frank regs, another round of JOBS act-related legislation and an SRO for advisors.
Charles Biderman, Jeremy Siegel and Others on Today’s Market: Ground Floor or Precipice?
One fund exec who's held 80 meetings with advisors since April says they all ask the same thing: How do I get my clients out of cash and bonds?
IRS’ Top 10 Richest Nonprofit Charities
More than 315,000 nonprofit charities reported nearly $2.5 trillion in assets for tax year 2008, according to the IRS, with universities and large hospitals dominating the top 10.
SEC Names Bowden Deputy Director of Exam Division
The SEC announced Wednesday that Andrew J. Bowden has been named deputy director of the agency’s Office of Compliance Inspections and Examinations (OCIE).
Advisors’ Mistakes on Social Security Advice Hurt Widows
A new study finds advisors tend to overlook the complex interactions of retirement, spousal and survivor benefits. The result is especially detrimental to widows, says Andrew Biggs of the American Enterprise Institute.
Olivia Mitchell, Kent Smetters, Others Reveal Holes in Retirement Advice
Surveys show millions of people want to discuss retirement with a professional advisor. But a forthcoming book edited by Olivia Mitchell and Kent Smetters points to barriers to advice in the retirement marketplace.