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FSI NewsBrief

News for independent broker-dealers and financial advisors

FSI NewsBrief

Published in partnership with: Financial Services Institute

SEC to launch alt-investment review soon

7/8/2014

  • Reuters

The Securities and Exchange Commission will begin detailed examinations of companies that offer alternative mutual funds this summer or fall. Examiners will look specifically at leverage, liquidity, g… Read More

NAIFA SmartBrief

Insurance News

NAIFA SmartBrief

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

Sales of indexed universal life are up, study says

7/9/2014

  • National Underwriter Life & Health

Sales of indexed universal life insurance made up 31% of all indexed life sales in the first three quarters of last year, up from 14% in 2010, Milliman said in a report. Chronic-illness riders have al… Read More

Financial Planning Digest

The latest news for CPA personal financial planners

Financial Planning Digest

Published in partnership with: American Institute of CPAs

Helping clients comply with FBAR filing obligations

7/7/2014

  • Tax Adviser, The

The two areas that most often cause compliance issues for Report of Foreign Bank and Financial Accounts filers involve U.S. citizens who have a controlling interest in a foreign entity that owns repo… Read More

Retirement Security SmartBrief

A publication for individual investors

Retirement Security SmartBrief

401(k) revenue-sharing deals on the decline

7/8/2014

  • BenefitsPro.com

Revenue-sharing arrangements, used to offset expenses of 401(k) plans, are on the decline, according to an NEPC survey. The consulting firm found that such arrangements began to drop in 2010 and conti… Read More

NASBP SmartBrief

News for surety-bond professionals

NASBP SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: National Association of Surety Bond Producers

Attorney: Medical facility is suited for construction manager at risk

7/3/2014

  • Times-News (Hendersonville, N.C.)

Henderson County, N.C., officials chose a contractor experienced in construction-manager-at-risk projects to oversee a $16.2 million project for a health-education facility. The method provides suffic… Read More

FPA SmartBrief

News and information for financial planners

FPA SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Financial Planning Association

Commentary: NexGen conversation keeps evolving

7/7/2014

  • InvestmentNews (free registration)

Over the past four years, conversations among young planners at the Financial Planning Association's NexGen Gathering have focused on finding one's place within a firm, harnessing technology, buying a… Read More

IMCA Insight

News and information about investment management consulting

IMCA Insight

Published in partnership with: Investment Management Consultants Association

Hedge funds take bullish positions on sugar

6/24/2014

  • Bloomberg

Hedge funds increased their positions in sugar before prices rose in October due to global drought conditions. Global output is expected to fall short of demand this fiscal year. 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

At IPA forum, women and mentoring take center stage

7/1/2014

  • InvestmentNews (free registration)
  • InvestmentNews (free registration)

Mentoring was a huge issue at the second annual Women's Forum last week, hosted by InvestmentNews and the Investment Program Association. "The real spotlight was on how these relationships and leaders… Read More

IRI Retirement Income SmartBrief

Retirement income industry news

IRI Retirement Income SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Insured Retirement Institute

Study looks at structured note VAs

7/9/2014

  • National Underwriter Life & Health

As structured note variable annuities grow more popular, Ed McCarthy dissects a study of these products, which found that they sometimes set cap rates below fair value. Even if you disagree, "it's hel… Read More

Insured Retirement Institute SmartBrief

Insured retirement income industry news

Insured Retirement Institute SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Insured Retirement Institute

An income annuity "arms race" now underway?

7/8/2014

  • MarketWatch

Recent government rulings allowing longevity annuities within qualified retirement plans might ignite a new era in the annuities market. Longevity annuities will likely fare well against more establis… Read More

NVCA SmartBrief

News for the startup ecosystem

NVCA SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: National Venture Capital Association

VCs pour into bitcoin startups

7/9/2014

  • Financial Times (tiered subscription model)

The many venture firms betting on bitcoin startups raises the question: Why not just buy the digital currency? Read More