Wealth Management

FSI NewsBrief

News for independent broker-dealers and financial advisors

FSI NewsBrief

Published in partnership with: Financial Services Institute

FSI is part of working group on fee disclosure

9/11/2014

  • InvestmentNews (free registration)
  • ThinkAdvisor

FSI has joined a special industry working group formed by the North American Securities Administrators Association to look broadly at fee disclosure. One goal is to establish consistent best practices… Read More

NAIFA SmartBrief

Insurance News

NAIFA SmartBrief

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

Court ruling could have effect on ERISA fiduciary decisions

9/12/2014

  • BenefitsPro.com

A federal appeals court has reversed a lower court's ruling that denied payment of a Wells Fargo employee's health insurance claim. The appeals court ruled that a third-party administrator abused its … Read More

Financial Planning Digest

The latest news for CPA personal financial planners

Financial Planning Digest

Published in partnership with: American Institute of CPAs

Investors are becoming more risk-averse, advisers say

9/11/2014

  • ThinkAdvisor

Fifty-two percent of advisers say clients have made investment decisions driven by anxiety in the past year, compared with 57% who reported this in 2013, according to a Hartford Funds adviser survey. … Read More

Retirement Security SmartBrief

A publication for individual investors

Retirement Security SmartBrief

Analysis: Buybacks should alarm shareholders

9/11/2014

  • Economist (tiered subscription model), The

Investors should be concerned about companies spending massively to repurchase shares, according to The Economist. "If firms are overdoing buy-backs and starving themselves of investment, artificially… 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

Stopgap government-funding bill lacks SEC funding boost

9/12/2014

  • ThinkAdvisor

The House plans to vote next week on a bill that would keep the U.S. government running until Dec. 11. The legislation would keep funding for the Securities and Exchange Commission at the existing lev… 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

IRS rule change may take time to influence sales

9/12/2014

  • BenefitsPro.com

A recent IRS rule change makes it easier to hold a qualifying longevity annuity contract in a retirement account. "The question no one is able to answer at this point is how attractive this investment… Read More

Insured Retirement Institute SmartBrief

Insured retirement income industry news

Insured Retirement Institute SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Insured Retirement Institute

Low-rate environment doesn't slow surge in annuity sales

9/10/2014

  • Financial-Planning.com
  • IFAWebNews.com

Despite historically low interest rates, sales of annuities are soaring, with sales of fixed annuities hitting a five-year high in the second quarter, according to the Insured Retirement Institute. On… Read More

NVCA SmartBrief

News for the startup ecosystem

NVCA SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: National Venture Capital Association

Opinion: Senate aims to tax Net access

9/12/2014

  • Wall Street Journal (tiered subscription model), The

A Wall Street Journal editorial argues that Senate leaders have not done enough to ensure that the Internet Tax Freedom Act is permanently extended. Read More