Wealth Management

FSI NewsBrief

News for independent broker-dealers and financial advisors

FSI NewsBrief

Published in partnership with: Financial Services Institute

FSI's Lewis is one to watch

8/1/2014

  • WealthManagement.com (U.S.)

Robert Lewis, vice president of legislative affairs at FSI, has played a major role in some of the industry's most pressing lobbying battles. "The only way I can be effective for [financial advisors] … Read More

NAIFA SmartBrief

Insurance News

NAIFA SmartBrief

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

Feds to require use of new codes for Medicare reimbursements

8/1/2014

  • Hill, The

Health insurers and providers will have to use the 10th revision of the International Classification of Diseases' medical-reimbursement codes starting in October 2015, the Centers for Medicare and Med… Read More

Financial Planning Digest

The latest news for CPA personal financial planners

Financial Planning Digest

Published in partnership with: American Institute of CPAs

House may vote on estate tax repeal

7/31/2014

  • Financial Advisor online

House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Dave Camp, R-Mich., says lawmakers are considering whether to vote on a bill to repeal the estate tax. The measure would likely pass the Republican-controlled H… Read More

Retirement Security SmartBrief

A publication for individual investors

Retirement Security SmartBrief

Bond investors, be careful as interest rate hikes loom

8/1/2014

  • U.S. News & World Report

Karen Ramsey writes that investors eyeing bond mutual funds must move carefully as an increase in interest rates is inevitable. She discusses how to avoid taking a hit while continuing to invest in bo… Read More

NASBP SmartBrief

News for surety-bond professionals

NASBP SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: National Association of Surety Bond Producers

Group proposes changes to address federal workforce issues

7/30/2014

  • Government Executive

A report by the Professional Services Council offers 42 recommendations for federal acquisition changes aimed at delivering a system with greater "speed to outcome," developing contracting officers wi… Read More

FPA SmartBrief

News and information for financial planners

FPA SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Financial Planning Association

Mass. regulator's inquiry focuses on older investors

7/31/2014

  • Boston Globe (tiered subscription model), The

Massachusetts regulators want to know whether broker-dealers are giving extra review to older investors' transactions and how they are handling aging clients' complaints. A survey with these and other… 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

Banks underwrite fewer REIT IPOs, but private deals are plentiful

7/30/2014

  • Wall Street Journal (tiered subscription model), The

In the first half of the year, REITs have issued $11.7 billion in stock in initial and secondary offerings, compared with $21.3 billion in the first half of 2013, according to Dealogic data. There hav… Read More

IRI Retirement Income SmartBrief

Retirement income industry news

IRI Retirement Income SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Insured Retirement Institute

An efficient way to transfer pension risk

8/1/2014

  • PlanSponsor.com

Transferring pension risk from a plan sponsor to an insurance company through the purchase of an annuity is a practical option, says Wayne Daniel, head of U.S. Pensions at MetLife. He takes a look at … 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

Social entrepreneurs tackle the world's biggest problems

8/1/2014

  • Deseret News (Salt Lake City), The

Business founders calling themselves social entrepreneurs aim to make the world a better place, launching startups that they say solve problems faster than governments and nonprofit groups can. They v… Read More