Year-End Tax Planning More Urgent as GOP Policy Changes Loom
Since tax policy is likely to change soon in big ways, here are some suggestions for financial advisors working with wealthy clients.
Betterment Signs Up 300-Plus Retirement Plan Clients in 2016
Benefiting from the DOL rule, Betterment for Business is reaching out to midsize firms in high tech and other emerging fields.
Sterne Agee Buyer Aims to Boost Midmarket Clearing, Custody Business
INTL FCStone Financial is rolling out services for international clients and customers who want to trade overseas.
How Wealthy Americans Spend Their Money in These 14 Categories
A Spectrem study finds some spend more than $100,000 on everyday and luxury items.
FINRA Fines VALIC $1.75M Over Comp Policies, VA Sales
For three years, reps had incentives to move assets into proprietary products and were not adequately supervised, the regulator says.
U.S. Philanthropy Becoming Increasingly ‘Top-Heavy’: Report
Growing inequity in giving poses risks for both charities and the public, according to the Institute for Policy Studies.
Muni Bonds Face Hit From Trump Tax Plan, Unfunded Liabilities
Trump’s plans to reduce tax rates coupled with growing unfunded pension liabilities spell potential problems for the muni market.
The Big Profit Squeeze All Advisors Face
Costs up, profits down: the industry is feeling the classic margin squeeze, but some of it is self-inflicted.
Fine Jewelry Appreciates in Value — and Risk
For wealthy clients, precious jewelry is primarily an emotional investment, but lately, fine gemstones are being cherished for another reason: skyrocketing value.
Wealthy Investors Show a Trump Bump in Confidence: UBS Poll
UBS polled 1,200 affluent and HNW investors in October then after the election to determine changes in mindset.