What a Supreme Court Ruling in Favor of Raisin Growers Means for Advisors
A ruling in favor of two California raisin growers could dovetail with advisors' rights to property interest in portfolio information under the SEC’s Form 13F.
Social Security May Extend Spousal Benefits to Gay Couples
Attorneys in federal suits seeking benefits say the SSA will provide retroactive benefits to the spouses, widows or widowers of same-sex partners.
Fiduciary Best Practices, Part Deux: Bigger, Better, Maybe More Client-Centered
Recent activities in Congress and at the SEC to curtail a fiduciary standard for brokers indicate, at least to this writer, that any meaningful advances in investor protections will be driven by independent fiduciary advisors.
Now You Can Get Married, Gay or Not. Here’s What You Gain — and Lose
Now that same-sex marriage is legal nationwide, gay couples, and anybody else thinking about marrying, also bear some often-overlooked costs and responsibilities.
Gay Marriage Ruling Puts Some Health Benefits at Risk
The landmark U.S. Supreme Court decision being cheered as a step toward equality is also poised to carry unintended consequences.
Supreme Court’s Obamacare Ruling Leaves GOP Few Options
Even if the Republican-led House and Senate were able to pass legislation repealing the health care law, Obama would veto it.
Madoff Trustee’s High Court Rebuff May Cut Victim Recoveries
The Supreme Court denied to hear a case involving money that went to some of Madoff's clients more than two years before his scam collapsed.
What happens if health insurers fail?
Guaranty associations have mechanisms in place to try to limit contagion.
The Age of Financial Secrecy Is Ending
Transparency is here, like it or not. Forward-thinking adaptation that takes advantage of the new reality is the key to survival.
Bracing for the Next Wave of 401(k) Lawsuits
The 10 largest class-action settlements of ERISA claims topped $1.3 billion in 2014, almost 10 times the sum of the biggest settlements in 2013.