Wealth Management

FSI NewsBrief

News for independent broker-dealers and financial advisors

FSI NewsBrief

Published in partnership with: Financial Services Institute

FSI: Money-fund rules appear consumer-friendly

7/24/2014

  • InvestmentNews (free registration)

The Securities and Exchange Commission's rules for money market mutual funds strike the right consumer-access tone, according to FSI. "Our goal throughout this debate has been to preserve the viabilit… Read More

NAIFA SmartBrief

Insurance News

NAIFA SmartBrief

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

Commentary: Technology is spurring life insurance product innovation

7/24/2014

  • National Underwriter Life & Health

Technology is shifting the balance of power in the life insurance market toward the consumer, which creates the need for product innovation, write Doug French and Jennifer Marquino of Ernst & Young. T… Read More

Financial Planning Digest

The latest news for CPA personal financial planners

Financial Planning Digest

Published in partnership with: American Institute of CPAs

How to do estate planning for digital assets

7/21/2014

  • InvestmentNews (free registration)

This article discusses how financial advisers can protect clients' digital assets. The process starts with an inventory of digital assets and an assessment of the terms of service for each online serv… Read More

Retirement Security SmartBrief

A publication for individual investors

Retirement Security SmartBrief

Commentary: Go beyond sales pitches

7/23/2014

  • Time.com

Marc Freedman warns that you can make some bad decisions if you listen only to sales pitches. Instead, he advises thoroughly examining how products affect your overall money picture. Read More

NASBP SmartBrief

News for surety-bond professionals

NASBP SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: National Association of Surety Bond Producers

Commentary: How contractors can evaluate, expand bonding capacity

7/24/2014

  • New Hampshire Business Review

Construction companies and contractors need to examine their bonding capacity, which determines the number and size of jobs they can undertake, according to a certified public accountant. Best practic… Read More

FPA SmartBrief

News and information for financial planners

FPA SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Financial Planning Association

Insurance affiliation can cloud fee-only label

7/21/2014

  • InvestmentNews (free registration)

The Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards says planners with a broker-dealer affiliation cannot claim fee-only status, but the situation is less clear for planners with an insurance company a… Read More

IMCA Insight

News and information about investment management consulting

IMCA Insight

Published in partnership with: Investment Management Consultants Association

Predicting the future of advisor-client interaction

7/9/2014

  • InvestmentNews (free registration)

Advisors will still communicate by phone and in-person with clients in the near future, but methods such as social media, text messaging and videoconferencing will gain importance, Matt Sirinides writ… 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

SEC mulls changes to accredited investor definition

7/23/2014

  • Wall Street Journal (tiered subscription model), The

The Securities and Exchange Commission, as required by Dodd-Frank, is taking a look at possible changes to the criteria to be considered an accredited investor. The agency is not likely to make perman… Read More

IRI Retirement Income SmartBrief

Retirement income industry news

IRI Retirement Income SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Insured Retirement Institute

Survey: People would buy annuities for key benefits

7/24/2014

  • Financial Advisor online

Just over half of the consumers surveyed by The Phoenix Companies said they aren't familiar with annuities, and only 20% intend to buy one. Still, 71% said they would consider buying an annuity if it … Read More

Insured Retirement Institute SmartBrief

Insured retirement income industry news

Insured Retirement Institute SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Insured Retirement Institute

Rep. Lankford: Broker fiduciary rule would hurt middle class

7/21/2014

  • InvestmentNews (free registration)

Rep. James Lankford, R-Okla., says he opposes a uniform fiduciary standard for financial advisors, including those licensed as brokers, who work with retail investors because it would deny advice to p… Read More

NVCA SmartBrief

News for the startup ecosystem

NVCA SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: National Venture Capital Association

Solar technology draws investment after shakeout

7/24/2014

  • Xconomy

The solar energy sector was hit by a brutal shakeout recently, but that's starting to change. Some novel startups are once again drawing investment. Some are also partnering with big companies to cope… Read More