Wealth Management

FSI NewsBrief

News for independent broker-dealers and financial advisors

FSI NewsBrief

Published in partnership with: Financial Services Institute

Payout mutual funds aren't the same as annuities

9/17/2014

  • Nasdaq.com

Payout mutual funds are a potential source of income for retirees, but people shouldn't confuse them with annuities, writes Kent Thune. He notes some of the key differences. Read More

NAIFA SmartBrief

Insurance News

NAIFA SmartBrief

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

Report: First-half earnings are down for life insurance sector

9/17/2014

  • National Underwriter Life & Health

Life insurance earnings were down by 16.5% year-over-year in the second quarter and by 28% for the first half of 2014, ALIRT Insurance Research said in a report. Life insurers' surplus increased by 4%… Read More

Financial Planning Digest

The latest news for CPA personal financial planners

Financial Planning Digest

Published in partnership with: American Institute of CPAs

Social Security Trust Funds could run out of cash by 2033

9/15/2014

  • AICPA Insights

The Social Security Trust Funds could be depleted in 19 years, at which time 77% of benefits will be payable to beneficiaries, according to the Social Security Administration board of trustees' annual… Read More

Retirement Security SmartBrief

A publication for individual investors

Retirement Security SmartBrief

Ignorance isn't bliss when it comes to Social Security

9/16/2014

  • Financial Advisor online

Couples who don't know the Social Security rules and don't work with a good financial adviser often miss out on key benefits, according to retirement planning expert Joe Lucey. Read More

NASBP SmartBrief

News for surety-bond professionals

NASBP SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: National Association of Surety Bond Producers

N.Y., Ill. officials: Contractors are more hesitant to misclassify workers

9/11/2014

  • McClatchy Washington Bureau

Illinois and New York have risen as front-runners among states seeking to end the practice of worker misclassification, according to this analysis. Construction companies that wrongly label their empl… Read More

FPA SmartBrief

News and information for financial planners

FPA SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Financial Planning Association

Tending to your practice like a garden

9/15/2014

  • Journal of Financial Planning online/Practice Management blog

Prospecting should focus on helping people understand how you can improve their lives, writes Daniel Finley, president of Advisor Solutions. Then, nurture your clients once they are on board. "Your bu… Read More

IMCA Insight

News and information about investment management consulting

IMCA Insight

Published in partnership with: Investment Management Consultants Association

The best way to lock in new clients

9/2/2014

  • ThinkAdvisor

What's the best process to win more clients? "Ask questions, listen closely to the answers, then determine the best course of action to help the client," writes Mike Patton. But that's easier said tha… 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

Inland's Goodwin performs well in banking again

9/10/2014

  • Crain's Chicago Business (tiered subscription model)

Daniel Goodwin, who heads The Inland Real Estate Group of Cos., has fared well recently in the banking industry. His Inland Bank & Trust has turned profitable, after a setback in 2012. Read More

IRI Retirement Income SmartBrief

Retirement income industry news

IRI Retirement Income SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Insured Retirement Institute

Retirement plans seek distribution options similar to annuities

9/17/2014

  • PlanAdviser.com

More companies are working on innovative "annuity-like" products and strategies to help retirement plan participants manage their spending in retirement. They said they'd like regulators to provide mo… Read More

Insured Retirement Institute SmartBrief

Insured retirement income industry news

Insured Retirement Institute SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Insured Retirement Institute

Retirement system reform proposal relies on annuities

9/17/2014

  • BenefitsPro.com

Among the major retirement system reform proposals before Congress is the Secure Annuities for Employee Retirement Act, introduced by Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah. It aims to expand access to retirement p… Read More

NVCA SmartBrief

News for the startup ecosystem

NVCA SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: National Venture Capital Association

Net neutrality a big issue in big merger

9/17/2014

  • Hill, The

Critics of the proposed AT&T-DIRECTV merger have made Net neutrality a key issue. They are asking the Federal Communications Commission, if it allows the deal, to impose rules that prevent the company… Read More