Ric Edelman: What’s Wrong With IRAs, 401(k)s, and the Industry That Sells Them
The outspoken Edelman talks to ThinkAdvisor about how Wall Street preys on investors, the unconventional structure of his practice and why he opposes mutual funds.
Top 10 Richest Prep Schools for 2014: Biggest Endowments
The Andovers and Exeters of the world use huge funds to pay for operations and tuition.
Knut Rostad, Fiduciary’s Long-Term Leader: The 2014 IA 25 Profile
If you want to know about the fiduciary standard, Knut Rostad’s your guy.
Sales of Existing U.S. Homes Fall for Third Straight Month
Sales of previously owned homes fell in March for the third consecutive month as rising prices and cold weather discouraged would-be buyers.
Top 20 Richest Colleges for 2013: The Biggest Endowments
Of the 835 colleges studied, endowments rose by an average of nearly 12% in the fiscal year ending in June 2013.
Top 25 Best Cities for Millennials to Live
For financial advisors looking for hotbeds of up-and-coming clients, check out these rankings from Niche Local.
‘Brutalized’ Breakaway Brokers Speak Out: 7 Stories From the Road to Independence
From “pain and humiliation” to a “quite positive” experience, seven brokers tell ThinkAdvisor their stories of breaking away.
Turning Compliant Clients Into Top Referral Advocates
Careful compliance can build extraordinary client loyalty and make them “angel advocates” for your firm, says Katherine Vessenes.
Alt Mutual Funds Are ‘Sharp Objects,’ SEC Warns
Andrew Bowden warned that while advisors are billing alternative mutual funds as "bright, shiny objects," they must be used with care.
SEC, FINRA Enforcement: International Pyramid Scheme Using Facebook, Twitter Derailed
FINRA also took action against one firm for failing to deliver prospectuses and another for questionable sales.