Wealth Management

FSI NewsBrief

News for independent broker-dealers and financial advisors

FSI NewsBrief

Published in partnership with: Financial Services Institute

Investors, advisors worry most about volatility

7/30/2014

  • ThinkAdvisor

Two surveys have found that market volatility is the top concern of financial advisors and clients. But with volatility actually lower this year, some wonder whether the anxiety is misplaced. Read More

NAIFA SmartBrief

Insurance News

NAIFA SmartBrief

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

Commentary: How insurance is bought shouldn't affect customer service

7/31/2014

  • InsuranceTech.com

Distinctly branded insurance websites are becoming a thing of the past, writes Kathy Hutson of IBM Global Insurance. Research shows that insurers that embrace technology and integrate their services a… 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 evaluate target-date funds

7/28/2014

  • InvestmentNews (free registration)

Advisers should know whether a target-date fund is appropriate for a client's risk tolerance. They should also assess how the fund is managed and compare the fund's net expense ratio to the current av… Read More

Retirement Security SmartBrief

A publication for individual investors

Retirement Security SmartBrief

Commentary: Retirement savers should know when to fold 'em

7/30/2014

  • MarketWatch

The buy-and-hold strategy used by most retirement savers is not always adequate in market downturns, Ken Moraif writes. He gives three tips to guide investors in selling at the right time to avoid hea… 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

SEC warns investors about social media scams

7/28/2014

  • ThinkAdvisor

Investors should watch out for unregistered advisers and brokers and other fraudsters who are attempting to manipulate markets through social media posts, the Securities and Exchange Commission warns.… Read More

IMCA Insight

News and information about investment management consulting

IMCA Insight

Published in partnership with: Investment Management Consultants Association

Estate planning with digital assets in mind

7/21/2014

  • InvestmentNews (free registration)

This article discusses how financial advisors 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

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

Annuity provider The Phoenix Companies reportedly exploring sale

7/31/2014

  • Reuters

Annuity and life insurance company The Phoenix Companies has employed Sandler O'Neill and Partners and Goldman Sachs to advise it on the possible sale of the company. The company's annuity unit is PHL… Read More

Insured Retirement Institute SmartBrief

Insured retirement income industry news

Insured Retirement Institute SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Insured Retirement Institute

Study: Top-performing advisors use tech best

7/28/2014

  • InvestmentNews (free registration)

The best-managed financial-advisory firms are those taking an integrated approach to technology, according to the 2014 RIA Benchmarking Study by Charles Schwab. Such firms -- the top 20% based on prof… Read More

NVCA SmartBrief

News for the startup ecosystem

NVCA SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: National Venture Capital Association

Bring interns on board first, some founders say

7/30/2014

  • Wall Street Journal (tiered subscription model), The

Interns should be among the first people brought into a startup, some business founders say. Nina Levin, founder of Mountcastle, says interns "bring something new and fresh to the table." Read More