How Advisors Can Best Serve ‘Modern’ Families
As family structures in the U.S. have changed significantly, so have the financial concerns of new family configurations, Allianz reports.
Calls to FINRA Senior Helpline Uncover Emerging Scams
The helpline has aided FINRA in identifying new scams, including tax fraud, bogus lottery winnings and binary options.
Recent SEC Exams of RIAs Focusing on Client Retirement Accounts
Following up on its promise to do so, the SEC's examiners are looking closely at RIAs' oversight of clients' 401(k) and IRA accounts.
Top 5 Investor Threats: NASAA
NASAA also launched a senior-focused website for the elderly, family caregivers, the securities industry and policymakers.
When Good Business Allows You to Do Good
Younger investors and women want to make money and accomplish social, environmental or corporate governance change at the same time, now and not when they’re older.
The Growing Influence of Impact Investing
The industry is catching on to investors' interest in — and willingness to pay for — products that align their investment goals and personal values.
Not So Fast: Maybe Consumers Aren't as Dumb as We Seem
I’ve never been a fan of standardized tests. The “best” answer depends at least as much on the test taker's knowledge and understanding of the test creator.
Couples Therapy: Working With Widows
I have to admit that I’m not a big advocate of trying to attract more of one gender or another into a given profession.
The Millennials Are Coming! The Millennials Are Coming!
If you haven't been preparing for the millennial investor, you’ll need to start at the beginning: attracting their attention.
2015: They Were Doing What? Robos, Flat Fees and Fiduciary
In a reminiscent mood, looking back at the trends of 2015 and what they mean for individual advisors and the profession.