Wall Street's Next Political Storm
Think the fading memory of the financial crisis means Big Finance will take less political heat in the 2016 presidential elections? Think again.
House Passes Legislation to Encourage Charitable Giving
The America Gives More Act would make three expired "tax extenders" permanent and has two other provisions.
DOL Fiduciary Redraft Opposed by 90% of FSI Advisors: FSI Poll
Advisors say the DOL should not redefine fiduciary under ERISA, according to an FSI poll. Most advisors also think the GOP will win the Senate.
Honoring Advisors Who Serve(d): July 4th, 2014
On Fourth of July, ThinkAdvisor continues our tradition of honoring advisors and their partners who served in the U.S. armed forces and sharing their stories.
White House Getting Involved With DOL Fiduciary Redraft
The White House’s National Economic Council will be performing “industry outreach” regarding the DOL's fiduciary redraft, according to industry officials.
NARAB II Bill Would Help Retirees Keep Advisor When Moving Out of State
IRI says there is unprecedented support for the bill, which would establish an insurance licensing clearinghouse for financial professionals operating in multiple states.
The Tech Revolution's Disruptions Begin
Keep an eye on tech-driven socioeconomic tensions.
Andy Friedman: Why Tax Reform’s Not Happening Anytime Soon
The Washington Update's Andy Friedman explains the principles and high political hurdles to comprehensive tax reform, last achieved in 1986 under President Reagan.
Wealthy Clintons Use Trusts to Limit Pain of Estate Taxes
Bill and Hillary Clinton have long supported an estate tax to prevent the domination of inherited wealth. That doesn’t mean they want to pay it.
Andy Friedman: GOP in ‘Strong Position’ to Take Senate
But the party that wins the Senate majority is “unlikely to influence greatly” the legislation that emerges from the post-election Congress, says Friedman.