Top Portfolio Products: American Funds, Well Fargo Add New Series, Changes
Also, AccuShares adds ETFs that track VIX, while Lincoln Financial launches a universal life product.
Advisors Who Serve(d) Tell Their Stories: Memorial Day, 2015
In our latest slideshow honoring advisors who served in the armed forces, we present 16 veterans deserving of praise.
Perfect Insider Traders Got Caught
If there's one thing that insider traders like almost as much as playing golf, it's failing to recognize their own fathers' names in FINRA inquiries.
SEC Said to Propose That Mutual Funds Disclose Risk of Rate Rise
The SEC is set to propose a requirement that mutual-fund companies report how vulnerable their bond portfolios are to interest-rate changes, two people familiar with the matter said.
Clients Deserve a Clear Choice Between Sales and Advice
There's nothing wrong with commissions as long as the “clients” understand that they are getting “sold” rather than “advised.”
Eaton Vance to Help BDs Cover Tech Costs of Its New Active ETFs
In an unusual arrangement, the firm will compensate broker-dealers for some technology costs related to sales of NextShares ETFs.
Forget Fiduciary: Real Battle Coming Over Harmonization
SEC "hasn’t been doing its job for a long time," MarketCounsel CEO Brian Hamburger says, and the DOL fiduciary controversy obscures a bigger fight ahead.
Angie Herbers: Bridging the Gap—The 2015 IA 35 for 35
Angie Herbers sent a wake-up call to the profession 10 years ago, and she's been shepherding advisors through growth and change ever since.
Is Fiduciary Sales an Oxymoron?
DOL and SEC need to make the distinction between sales and advice clear—and stop letting anyone other than an RIA call themselves an advisor.
New Hire Roundup: SEC Names Grim Director of Investment Management
Meanwhile, Merrill has created a retirement income and investment team and a Mercatus fellow has been named chief economist for House Financial Services.