Wealth Management

FSI NewsBrief

News for independent broker-dealers and financial advisors

FSI NewsBrief

Published in partnership with: Financial Services Institute

SEC weighs changes to "accredited investor" definition

7/11/2014

  • ThinkAdvisor

The Securities and Exchange Commission's Investor Advisory Committee has discussed possible updates to the definition of "accredited investor," written in 1982. The Dodd-Frank Act requires the SEC to … Read More

NAIFA SmartBrief

Insurance News

NAIFA SmartBrief

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

MLR rebates would drop if compensation isn't in calculation, GAO says

7/11/2014

  • National Underwriter Life & Health

Removing agent and broker compensation from medical-loss-ratio calculations under the Affordable Care Act would have reduced rebates by 75% in 2011 and 74% in 2012, according to the Government Account… Read More

Financial Planning Digest

The latest news for CPA personal financial planners

Financial Planning Digest

Published in partnership with: American Institute of CPAs

Ask high-net-worth clients for referrals

7/10/2014

  • ThinkAdvisor

Nearly 50% of investors surveyed would refer someone to their wealth manager if asked to do so, finds a study by SEI, Scorpio Partnership and NPG Wealth Management. But advisers aren't taking advantag… Read More

Retirement Security SmartBrief

A publication for individual investors

Retirement Security SmartBrief

Even responsible consumers spend a lot at payday -- on their bills

7/10/2014

  • Wall Street Journal (tiered subscription model), The

A study published in Science finds that Americans pick up their spending right after payday. But they're paying the bills, not buying frivolously. Read More

NASBP SmartBrief

News for surety-bond professionals

NASBP SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: National Association of Surety Bond Producers

Fla. expressway authority dissolves after official's bribery indictment

7/10/2014

  • Engineering News-Record

A former member of the Orlando-Orange County Expressway Authority in Florida is facing a bribery charge in connection with a post-work gathering at which he is alleged to have proposed a deal for remo… Read More

FPA SmartBrief

News and information for financial planners

FPA SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Financial Planning Association

Fla. law frees fee-only planners to discuss insurance

7/11/2014

  • InvestmentNews (free registration)

A new Florida law changes the state's past policy of requiring investment advisers to be associated with an insurance company to discuss insurance coverage. "This is a huge gain for fee-only planners … 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

FS Investment eyes debt market

7/8/2014

  • Motley Fool, The

Jordan Wathen expects strong demand for FS Investment's upcoming unsecured debt offering. "That would give FS Investment a new source of locked-in capital for five years at a price just barely over it… Read More

IRI Retirement Income SmartBrief

Retirement income industry news

IRI Retirement Income SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Insured Retirement Institute

Parents vs. children on retirement issues

7/10/2014

  • TheStreet.com

A survey from Fidelity Investments makes clear that families perennially fight about money, "with part of the problem being the older generation's hesitancy to discuss personal finances," writes Brian… 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

Anti-patent-troll bill advances in House

7/11/2014

  • Hill, The

A House commerce subcommittee has passed a bill that aims to curb demand letters, which are used to threaten companies with litigation over patent issues. The bill requires specific information in suc… Read More