Top Cybersecurity Threats for BDs, Advisors
At SEC’s cybersecurity roundtable, officials discussed the biggest risks to BDs and advisors and urged the SEC not to prescribe “rigid” rules.
IRS Criminal Investigation Unit Tagged More Tax Criminals in 2013
The IRS significantly increased enforcement actions against tax criminals and saw a robust rise in convictions, according to its annual report.
How Merrill Navigates the Bizarro World of Retirement
One boomer will retire every six seconds over the next 20 years. At the RIIA conference, David Laster laid out Merrill's approach to helping them.
Identifying, and Protecting, the Prime Targets of Identity Theft
Wealthy individuals are in the bull’s-eye when it comes to identity theft. Here are some best practices for reducing the risk to your HNW clients.
10 Big Estate Planning Mistakes of the Rich & Famous
Overlooking estate planning basics can leave heirs facing years of court battles over taxes and who gets what.
IRS’ Top 12 Tax Scams: 2014’s Dirty Dozen
The spring tax season is a lucrative one for scam artists who prey on both unwary victims and complicit tax evaders.
Using Trailing Stop Orders on ETFs in Real Portfolios: How They’re Working
Six keys to using this strategy, and how it's been working for me, and my clients.
Supplemental Policies Bridge the Emerging Health Coverage Gap
Insurance carriers are now offering Medigap-like supplemental insurance policies to help ease the pain of health coverage changes under Obamacare.
Institutional Investors Pouring Themselves Into Risk Management
A study by BNY Mellon and Nobel winner Harry Markowitz finds investors focus on targeted returns and use of alternatives
‘Free Ports’ for Storing Clients’ Valuables: The Pros and Cons
Your high-net-worth clients may save on taxes by using free ports, but these warehouses filled with valuables are anything but free.