Should Brokers Be Forced to Disclose Their Bonuses to Clients?
SEC Chairwoman Mary Schapiro in 2009 wrote a letter to broker-dealer CEOs warning them about recruiting brokers with high upfront bonuses.
A Rational Look at a Much Maligned Product
Few products within the financial services industry have received as much consistent criticism as fixed index annuities. An FIA is a type of deferred fixed annuity that earns interest or provides benefits that are linked to an external reference or index, most commonly the S&P 500. The insurer underwriting the...