About That DOL Fiduciary Survey ...
A closer look at the Greenwald study of the small-business impact of DOL's fiduciary plan reveals the spin machine at work. Why the scare tactics?
Risk Management: Your Client’s 401(k) Plan and the F-Word
If you are serious about being in the retirement plan business, get serious: fiduciary is not a dirty word.
SEC: Accountant Bet Client’s Money at Client’s Casino
The SEC found that Deloitte LLP's chief risk officer accepted tens of thousands of dollars in casino markers while advising the casino's audit.
Top Portfolio Products: New China Small-Cap ETF
Plus, advisors can access a recently launched microsite on fiduciary risk.
Ritholtz: What Kills You and Your Investments
"You don’t understand risk," writes Barry Ritholtz. "If you did, you would live longer, have less fear and, eventually, a much bigger investment portfolio."
Pension Cash-Outs Trending Upward: Mercer
Mercer this week published a guide to help plan sponsors evaluate whether to consider a cash-out program, including common misconceptions.
Nothing Sells Like Team Spirit at MetLife
MetLife Solutions Group says team selling has provided its advisors three benefits: Clients get holistic planning, and advisors increase business and stem losses.
Clients Moving to the City? Communal Living Comes With Complex Risks
Going (back) to city living after the kids leave the house can greatly improve quality of life but brings different risks than the suburbs.
7 Threats That Can Derail a Client’s Retirement
Beyond basic threats to retirement income like market risk and interest rate risk, here are seven issues that advisors often overlook.
Modified Endowment Contracts’ Role in Estate, Post-Retirement Planning
Don’t dismiss modified endowment contracts (MECs), despite their tax consequences, for the role they can play in estate and post-retirement health care planning.