Wealth Management

FSI NewsBrief

News for independent broker-dealers and financial advisors

FSI NewsBrief

Published in partnership with: Financial Services Institute

SEC official wants principal strategies identified for investors

10/29/2014

  • InvestmentNews (free registration)

Alternative mutual funds should identify their primary strategies to beat market returns, says Norm Champ, director of the Securities and Exchange Commission Division of Investment Management. Funds d… Read More

NAIFA SmartBrief

Insurance News

NAIFA SmartBrief

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

Commentary: Advisers must diligently guard against cyber-risks

10/30/2014

  • Wall Street Journal (tiered subscription model), The

Cyberthreats to clients are becoming more numerous and more sophisticated, writes Jonathan Hochberg of Hillview Capital Advisors. Advisers must use cybersecurity best practices such as requiring writt… 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 choose the right custodian

10/27/2014

  • InvestmentNews (free registration)

Advisers should look beyond how a custodian executes trades and consider reputation, service, pricing and accuracy when picking a custodian. The speed with which a custodian can open an account, wheth… Read More

Retirement Security SmartBrief

A publication for individual investors

Retirement Security SmartBrief

Lessons for market-weary investors

10/29/2014

  • MarketWatch

Stock market volatility can take a toll on all investors. "I think it's time for nervous, frustrated investors to go back to Introductory Investing 101," writes Paul Merriman, who offers five lessons … Read More

NASBP SmartBrief

News for surety-bond professionals

NASBP SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: National Association of Surety Bond Producers

Construction of U.S. base on Guam could be a few years away

10/29/2014

  • Pacific Daily News (Guam), The

Work on a base in Guam to house about 5,000 Marines now stationed in Okinawa, Japan, could start a few years from now, according to a Defense Department adviser on Guam issues. The work done and contr… Read More

FPA SmartBrief

News and information for financial planners

FPA SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Financial Planning Association

Online advice to be free at Charles Schwab starting in 2015

10/27/2014

  • Reuters
  • InvestmentNews (free registration)

Charles Schwab will offer free online advice for investors with $5,000 or more under a program beginning next year. The service, called Schwab Intelligent Portfolios, will provide live full-time suppo… Read More

IMCA Insight

News and information about investment management consulting

IMCA Insight

Published in partnership with: Investment Management Consultants Association

Alternative investments are key for portfolio diversification, panelists say

10/14/2014

  • InvestmentNews (free registration)

Investors should allocate a portion of their portfolio to alternative assets, according to Theodore Enders, senior portfolio strategist at Goldman Sachs Asset Management, and Bruce Emken, a member of … 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

Is the nontraded REIT market on pause?

10/28/2014

  • Wall Street Journal (tiered subscription model), The

Nontraded real estate investment trusts raised $12.3 billion in the first nine months of 2014, 18% less than the amount in the first nine months of 2013, according to data from Robert A. Stanger & Co.… Read More

IRI Retirement Income SmartBrief

Retirement income industry news

IRI Retirement Income SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Insured Retirement Institute

Actuaries approve final version of revised mortality tables

10/30/2014

  • PlanAdviser.com

The Society of Actuaries has officially adopted the final version of its first new mortality tables since 2000. The tables are used for a wide variety of purposes including determining the liabilities… Read More

Insured Retirement Institute SmartBrief

Insured retirement income industry news

Insured Retirement Institute SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Insured Retirement Institute

What to do about ERISA?

10/29/2014

  • Brookings Institution (Washington, D.C.)

The landmark Employee Retirement Income Security Act was signed into law 40 years ago with tremendous support. While the law has worked well in some regards, Joshua Gotbaum raises an interesting quest… Read More

NVCA SmartBrief

News for the startup ecosystem

NVCA SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: National Venture Capital Association

Dublin evolves into a global technology hub

10/30/2014

  • Xconomy

Several of the world's technology giants have long been in Dublin. Now later-generation tech companies are setting up shop there as well. They're drawn by the talent pool and aim to use Ireland as a E… Read More