Wealth Management

FSI Newsbrief

News for independent broker-dealers and financial advisors

FSI Newsbrief

Published in partnership with: Financial Services Institute

FSI adds close to 150 new members

4/24/2014

  • Financial Advisor online

The Financial Services Institute has added nearly 150 new members from Moloney Securities in St. Louis. "Given the highly regulated environment in which we operate, it is of paramount importance that … Read More

NAIFA SmartBrief

Insurance News

NAIFA SmartBrief

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

People keep adding to defined-contribution plans

4/24/2014

  • Financial Advisor online

The vast majority of participants in defined-contribution plans kept putting money into them in 2013, as only 2.7% stopped contributing, a study from the Investment Company Institute says. Only 1.7% t… 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

How stress can affect your health and career

4/21/2014

  • InvestmentNews (free registration)

This article talks about how stress can negatively affect career and health, focusing on a case study of one financial adviser. It recommends that advisers create an action plan to improve their emoti… Read More

Retirement Security SmartBrief

A publication for individual investors

Retirement Security SmartBrief

Pushing back retirement may be stressful, even impossible

4/23/2014

  • CBS MoneyWatch

More baby boomers say they plan to continue working in retirement, at least part time, but Steve Vernon writes that reality may put a dent in their plans. He compares recent surveys that note a prefer… Read More

NASBP SmartBrief

News for surety-bond professionals

NASBP SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: National Association of Surety Bond Producers

False Claims Act settlement totals $1.9M for masonry contractors

4/16/2014

  • Daily News (Jacksonville, N.C.), The

A settlement of nearly $1.9 million related to False Claims Act allegations has been paid by two individuals and five masonry subcontractors accused of misrepresenting their status as disadvantaged sm… Read More

FPA SmartBrief

News and information for financial planners

FPA SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Financial Planning Association

Understanding the 2 paradigms of retirement income

4/21/2014

  • Journal of Financial Planning

Financial planners should be familiar with both probability-based and safety-first approaches to retirement income, even if they tend to agree with only one of these, writes Wade Pfau, professor of re… Read More

IMCA Insight

News and information about investment management consulting

IMCA Insight

Published in partnership with: Investment Management Consultants Association

N.D. looms as a growth market for advisors

4/15/2014

  • Wall Street Journal (tiered subscription model), The

Financial advisors are scarce in North Dakota, where the oil and gas industry has given rise to a boom in high net worth investors. While advisory firms are waking up to the opportunity, the state rem… 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

Investor discusses his Fifth Street Finance position

4/22/2014

  • Seeking Alpha

Investor Michael J. Bernard takes a look at high-yield stocks and comes away impressed with business development company Fifth Street Finance. "FSC has net positive insider buying and an institutional… Read More

IRI Retirement Income SmartBrief

Retirement income industry news

IRI Retirement Income SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Insured Retirement Institute

Most annuity purchasers don't read their contract

4/24/2014

  • MarketWatch

Because most consumers don't read their annuity contracts, they don't really understand what they own or how it can be used, writes Melody Juge, managing director of Life Income Management. She advise… Read More

Insured Retirement Institute SmartBrief

Insured retirement income industry news

Insured Retirement Institute SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Insured Retirement Institute

Helping to Secure Your Clients' Retirement: Transforming Social Security Into a Winning Retirement Strategy

4/22/2014

The Insured Retirement Institute and BlackRock partnered during National Retirement Planning Week® 2014 to provide a free webinar to financial advisors. A replay of the webinar, which focused on Soci… Read More