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FSI NewsBrief

News for independent broker-dealers and financial advisors

FSI NewsBrief

Published in partnership with: Financial Services Institute

Incoming Senate finance chairman vows to defend retirement savings

12/16/2014

  • InvestmentNews (free registration)
  • Pensions & Investments (free access for SmartBrief readers)

Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, who will take over as chairman of the Senate Finance Committee, says he will fight any effort to take away tax incentives designed to encourage saving for retirement. Read More

NAIFA SmartBrief

Insurance News

NAIFA SmartBrief

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

Senator's opposition to NARAB creates uncertainty for TRIA-backstop bill

12/16/2014

  • Hill, The

Opposition from Sen. Tom Coburn, R-Okla., regarding the potential establishment of the National Association of Registered Agents and Brokers is holding up a vote on the reauthorization of the Terroris… Read More

Financial Planning Digest

The latest news for CPA personal financial planners

Financial Planning Digest

Published in partnership with: American Institute of CPAs

Will the spending bill boost investment adviser oversight?

12/15/2014

  • Hill, The
  • InvestmentNews (free registration)

A $1.1 trillion spending bill was approved by the Senate in a 56-40 vote on Saturday. The bill includes a $150 million bump in the Securities and Exchange Commission's budget, which raises the possibi… Read More

Retirement Security SmartBrief

A publication for individual investors

Retirement Security SmartBrief

Lower tax liability on mutual funds by waiting

12/15/2014

  • MainStreet.com

Robert Flach writes that mutual fund investors can lower their tax liability by waiting to purchase shares until after the year-end distributions have been issued and the net asset value has dropped. Read More

NASBP SmartBrief

News for surety-bond professionals

NASBP SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: National Association of Surety Bond Producers

Report: Transportation-construction growth could outpace that of economy

12/10/2014

  • BetterRoads.com

The American Road & Transportation Builders Association's chief economist predicts the U.S. transportation-construction market will expand by 3.1% in 2015, which is slightly higher than the projected … Read More

FPA SmartBrief

News and information for financial planners

FPA SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Financial Planning Association

SEC funding increase still leaves exams underfunded, says FPC

12/15/2014

  • InvestmentNews (free registration)

The spending bill for next fiscal year includes an increase of $150 million for the Securities and Exchange Commission, with certain strings attached. According to the Financial Planning Coalition, th… Read More

IMCA Insight

News and information about investment management consulting

IMCA Insight

Published in partnership with: Investment Management Consultants Association

More retirement accounts exposed to hedge-fund-style bets

12/8/2014

  • Reuters

As target-date funds make inroads in retirement plans, more savers are exposing a portion of their assets to hedge-fund-style bets. Such investments can be more expensive and riskier than traditional … Read More

IPA Newsbrief, powered by SmartBrief

Top news for Direct Investment professionals

IPA Newsbrief, powered by SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Investment Program Association

Bill would permit Labor Department fiduciary proposal

12/10/2014

  • InvestmentNews (free registration)

Congress' $1 trillion spending bill would not stop a Department of Labor proposal to expand the definition of fiduciary to include retirement-plan advisors. The legislation also would increase the Sec… Read More

IRI Retirement Income SmartBrief

Retirement income industry news

IRI Retirement Income SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Insured Retirement Institute

Annuities offer a way to pay for long-term care

12/16/2014

  • Santa Barbara Independent (Calif.)

Payouts from nonqualified annuities offer an option for covering the costs of long-term care. Other alternatives to stand-alone long-term care insurance include life insurance and annuity contracts th… Read More

Insured Retirement Institute SmartBrief

Insured retirement income industry news

Insured Retirement Institute SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Insured Retirement Institute

Inflation an issue with immediate annuities?

12/5/2014

  • Wall Street Journal (tiered subscription model), The

Investors increasingly are guaranteeing future income by purchasing single-premium annuities, which are free of the complexity presented by other types of annuities. Some advisors are concerned that p… Read More

NVCA SmartBrief

News for the startup ecosystem

NVCA SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: National Venture Capital Association

Pitching a company -- on live radio

12/16/2014

  • American City Business Journals

Three startup founders went on a live Kansas City radio program, "Dream Big America," to pitch prospective investors. The pitch that receives the biggest number of votes from the public goes to the fi… Read More