Former FDIC Chair Bair Has a Plan to Reduce Student Debt
Now president of Washington College, Bair likens the student loan crisis to the home mortgage crisis she dealt with in the past.
Department of Labor’s 2016 by the Numbers
A changing administration portends a change in direction, but here’s how the DOL did in 2016.
Dissecting the Donald Trump Effect
So what changes — revolutionary or otherwise — are in store for advisors and their clients under a Trump administration?
2017 Markets: The Great Unknown
Investment Advisor's Asset Allocation panelists — Gary Shilling, Sam Stovall and more — deliver their outlooks for the markets and economy in 2017.
7 Estate Planning Resolutions for Clients to Make Now
Given the uncertainty surrounding estate planning legislation, many clients may be reluctant to focus on their estate planning goals.
Wells Fargo Outlines DOL, Tech Plans; Departures Continue
The wirehouse urged its FAs to "have conversations with clients and document" that discussion.
‘Dude, Where’s My Drone?’ and Other Potential Threats to Trump Rally
The Trump rally in equities has been fueled by investors who want to believe, but in 2017 they may need to curb their enthusiasm. Then there are events in the South China Sea to watch.
Investors Beware: Tax ‘Volatility,’ Regulatory Upheaval on Horizon
Friedman and Valliere look at changes in retirement, tax, entitlement and investing policies coming in 2017.
Sex, Drugs and Pay-to-Play Fraud Hit New York Pension Fund: SEC
Two brokers were charged with providing thousands of dollars in gifts to a former NY state pension fund official in exchange for billions in business.
FINRA’s 12 Fines of Christmas: Wells Fargo, LPL Flub Security of Records
The companies were fined a total of $14.4 million, as some firms failed to keep millions of records in the proper electronic format.