Merrill Lynch Nabs Longtime Morgan Stanley Exec Carl Swanson
Swanson switches wirehouses to lead platform experience at Merrill after more than 24 years with Morgan Stanley Smith Barney.
The Build-A-Pension Trend
“Longevity risk” is such a concern that the IRS has eased rules that make it easier for clients to protect against the risk.
Should You Jump on the Buffer Annuity Bandwagon?
This product offers an appealing cross of annuity products that clients clearly want, but advisors should look before they leap.
5 Ways Washington Is Choking Your Annuity Business
Your clients are getting older, fast, and the focus is on federal subregulatory guidance.
3 Big Trends Driving Retirement Planning in the ‘New Normal’
Advisors’ successful clients learned investing from the “perfect storm” of the late 20th century, but those lessons are outdated, Philip Romero says.
Schwab, LPL Mid-Year Outlooks: Beware, Goldilocks Ahead
A review of mid-year outlooks from several major financial firms reveals caution about expectations and risks but no recession or market crash.
For SEC Fiduciary Rule, Regulate Titles First: CFA Institute Comments
Comments are trickling into the SEC, with CFA Institute saying that the issue of titles needs to be addressed so rules can be clarified.
What You Need to Know About Annuity Classes
Understanding that any one annuity contract may be described accurately by several different labels is essential to an understanding of how it works.
Barry Ritholtz Sees DOL Fiduciary Rule as a ‘Test Run’
The Ritholtz Wealth CIO tells ThinkAdvisor the rule is “a step in the right direction,” but says it's “clearly flawed.”
Pension Funding Levels Steady in May: Mercer
Pension plans sponsored by S&P 1500 companies maintained their 83% funded status last month, according to Mercer.