How I Met My Client: Charles Barkley
Raymond James advisor Glenn Guthrie talks about how he landed the former NBA player as a client.
5 Clients Are Better Than 500, Says One Advisor
Perfect Client founder Anthony Lombardi updates ThinkAdvisor on his client-shrinking, profit-maximizing relationship approach.
Wall Street’s 15 Biggest Spenders on Lobbying in Washington
Wall Street banks, financial services firms and trade associations spent $1.4 billion in the 2013-2014 election cycle, according to Americans for Financial Reform.
Motif Investing, Pacific Life Partner on ‘Cause’ Motifs for Millennials
Motif Investing’s thematic investing platform targets millennials looking to invest in causes and issues they care about.
Schwab’s Advisor Robo-Platform Offers 200 ETFs, 28 Asset Classes
Schwab Institutional Intelligent Portfolios requires 4% cash holdings in portfolios; mimics retail robo offering in minimums, auto tax-loss harvesting levels.
Fiduciary Standard Should Be Based on How Brokerage Industry Works
A reader says all fees, transaction costs and loads should be transparent and "comparison-shopped for by a broker 'advising' any client." Therein lies the rub.
8 Tax & Investing Tips for Advisors’ Wealthy Clients
Kimberly Foss of Empyrion offers ways to cut the amount owed Uncle Sam and build up the portfolio.
Military Still Worried About Sequestration, Confident About Repeal
The military spending caps enacted by Congress in 2011 are unpopular among servicemembers, and 80% think they should be repealed.
Adult Children Eating Away Boomers’ Retirement Savings
How much support boomers provide their adult children is a key factor in their retirement preparedness, a report from Hearts & Wallets found.
SEC Urged to Reform 12b-1 Fees, Block Risky ETFs
The SEC "can no longer afford to relegate ... retail investor protection priorities to a back burner," the groups told the agency in a letter.