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How to safeguard clients' digital assets


  • ThinkAdvisor

The value of the average American's digital assets is $55,000, according to a survey by global recruiting company MSI International. Advisers can create digital estate plans to help clients protect th… Read More

Increase in home prices beat expectations for Aug.


  • Bloomberg

Prices for homes in the U.S. rose 0.5% from July to August, on a seasonally adjusted basis, the Federal Housing Finance Agency said. That exceeded an average estimate by economists of 0.3%. Prices in … Read More

Asian-Pacific markets end week mixed


  • CNBC

Asian-Pacific markets were mixed Friday. Japan's Nikkei 225 added 1%. Hong Kong's Hang Seng Index slid 0.1%. Australia's S&P/ASX 200 rose 0.5%. China's Shanghai Composite was flat. South Korea's Kospi… Read More

The top 20 tech startup hubs


  • Fox Business

About half of the $24 billion in tech venture capital invested in the first three quarters of this year went to San Francisco and Silicon Valley, according to the National Venture Capital Association.… Read More

Catastrophe modeler: Hurricane Gonzalo insured losses could hit $400M


  • Business Insurance (tiered subscription model)

Insured losses could range from $200 million to $400 million from Hurricane Gonzalo's damage to Bermuda last week, according to AIR Worldwide. "[T]he damage caused by Gonzalo was not as bad as it pote… Read More

Big firms could offer cyberdefense to advisers, FBI says


  • Financial Advisor online

Large financial firms are realizing the interconnectedness of cyberthreats, and they might start offering hardware guidance and software to advisers and small partner companies, Joe Demarest, head of … Read More