Wealth Management

FSI Newsbrief

News for independent broker-dealers and financial advisors

FSI Newsbrief

Published in partnership with: Financial Services Institute

Downturn shows vulnerability of investing in indexes

4/16/2014

  • Business Insider

The recent sell-off of momentum stocks puts the spotlight on a weakness in passive investing through exposure to an index. "There's an important lesson from the recent rout in momentum stocks," said A… Read More

NAIFA SmartBrief

Insurance News

NAIFA SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors

Expert: Employers are re-evaluating the health benefits they offer

4/16/2014

  • Employee Benefit News
  • American City Business Journals

Among large employers, 28% provided worker health benefits last year, down from 66% that did so in 1988, Kaiser Family Foundation research says. Many employers are reconsidering the benefits they offe… Read More

Financial Planning Digest

The latest news for CPA personal financial planners

Financial Planning Digest

Published in partnership with: American Institute of Certified Public Accountants

Economic growth undiminished by higher tax rates

4/14/2014

  • InvestmentNews (free registration)

Many of the negative economic predictions from the political fight to raise taxes on high-income earners have not come to pass. "For the most part, by summertime, the negative effects on the economy w… Read More

Retirement Security SmartBrief

A publication for individual investors

Retirement Security SmartBrief

Immediate annuities might be the right tool for some

4/16/2014

  • WealthManagement.com (U.S.)

Immediate annuities might be a useful tool for some older people looking for protection from longevity risk and the consequences of rising interest rates, writes Alan Lavine. "Some experts say adding … Read More

NASBP SmartBrief

News for surety-bond professionals

NASBP SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: National Association of Surety Bond Producers

NYC program teaches construction firms how to access bonds

4/9/2014

  • Daily News (New York)

New York City's Bond Readiness program educates construction companies on how to qualify for the bonds required by the city. The program is one way the city is looking to help firms including minority… Read More

FPA SmartBrief

News and information for financial planners

FPA SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Financial Planning Association

SEC's Fleming says he'll monitor policy for investors' interests

4/14/2014

  • ThinkAdvisor

The Securities and Exchange Commission's new investor advocate, Rick Fleming, says he'll be involved in rulemakings, legislation on Capitol Hill and specific products that affect investors. "Dodd-Fran… Read More

IMCA Insight

News and information about investment management consulting

IMCA Insight

Published in partnership with: Investment Management Consultants Association

Wealthy clients eye high fees with growing skepticism

3/31/2014

  • Wall Street Journal (tiered subscription model), The

The wealthiest clients typically pay fees of 1% or even less of their assets managed by advisors. But the costs can add up quickly. Some wealthy clients are starting to push back, even as advisors ins… Read More

IPA Newsbrief, powered by SmartBrief

The best stories about investment through education

IPA Newsbrief, powered by SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Investment Program Association

BDC funding has critical role in profitability

4/8/2014

  • Motley Fool, The

Jordan Wathen takes a look at the costs of funding for five business development companies, showing "how a BDC chooses to fund its balance sheet has a huge impact on its cost of debt, and its profitab… Read More

IRI Retirement Income SmartBrief

Retirement income industry news

IRI Retirement Income SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Insured Retirement Institute

Millennials share many of their parents' views

4/16/2014

  • National Underwriter Life & Health

Advisors who assume that millennials' values are completely at odds with those of their parents are making a mistake, says Michael Liersch, director of behavioral finance at Bank of America Merrill Ly… Read More

Insured Retirement Institute SmartBrief

Insured retirement income industry news

Insured Retirement Institute SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Insured Retirement Institute

FINRA sends investor-complaint rule to SEC

4/14/2014

  • InvestmentNews (free registration)

The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority has sent to the Securities and Exchange Commission a proposed rule aimed at keeping investors informed of misconduct by brokers. The rule, which must be app… Read More