Sponsored Video: Strategies for a Struggling Bond Market
In this video by Aberdeen, Greg Hopper and Keith Bachmann discuss strategies advisors can turn to given the struggles in the bond market.
Sponsored Video: Economic Trends and Outlook for the US Economy
In this video by Aberdeen, Greg Hopper and Keith Bachmann discuss Aberdeen’s outlook on the U.S. economy from a fixed income perspective and the economic trends Aberdeen monitors most closely.
Sponsored Video: Risks and Opportunities in Emerging Markets
In this video by Aberdeen, Greg Hopper discusses opportunities he is finding in emerging markets and risks investors should be aware of when looking to these markets.
Sponsored Video: Preparing a Portfolio for a Rising-Rate Environment
In this video by Aberdeen, Greg Hopper and Keith Bachmann discuss how investors should prepare a fixed income portfolio for a rising rate environment and characterizing the short to mid-term outlook on fixed income.
‘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.
Focus Adds Former FiNet Team, Lebenthal Brings on Morgan Stanley Group
Meanwhile, Securities America picks up a Wells Fargo rep, and United Planners says it had a banner year in 2013.
New Hire Roundup: Convergent Wealth Advisors Welcomes Curran
Also, SEC named two to its Office of Municipal Securities, and Pensionmark Retirement Group welcomed Erik Swenson's firm as a partner.
Ryan Budget Seeks to ‘Tighten’ SEC’s Belt
But SEC Chairwoman Mary Jo White told lawmakers the same day that there was "an immediate and pressing need" for more funding for advisor exams.
Visual Tools Help Clients Make Complex Decisions
But it’s easy to introduce bias, Anya Savikhin Samek of the University of Wisconsin-Madison says, so finding the right visual tool is important.
Fed Changes Interest Rate Policy, Linking to Wider Data Range
The Fed gave itself room to keep interest rates low by dropping a linkage between the benchmark interest rate and a specific level of unemployment.