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FSI NewsBrief

News for independent broker-dealers and financial advisors

FSI NewsBrief

Published in partnership with: Financial Services Institute

FINRA studying Series 7 disclosure issue

10/2/2014

  • Financial Advisor online

FSI President and CEO Dale Brown asked at the FSI Financial Advisor Summit about the possibility of a Series 7 score disclosure rule. Susan Axelrod, executive vice president of regulatory operations a… Read More

NAIFA SmartBrief

Insurance News

NAIFA SmartBrief

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

Variable universal life has pros and cons, experts say

10/2/2014

  • Financial Advisor online

Sales of variable universal life insurance grew by nearly one-fourth last year, according to LIMRA. Such policies provide a death benefit, tax deferral on earnings and the opportunity to benefit from … Read More

Financial Planning Digest

The latest news for CPA personal financial planners

Financial Planning Digest

Published in partnership with: American Institute of CPAs

Branding can help advisers market their services

9/29/2014

  • RIABiz.com

This column addresses why some advisers avoid marketing in favor of the elusive referral and sets the record straight on how branding can help firms achieve visibility in the marketplace. Sometimes it… Read More

Retirement Security SmartBrief

A publication for individual investors

Retirement Security SmartBrief

Americans' spending on college hits record

10/1/2014

  • MarketWatch

U.S. consumers spent a record 1.58% of their income on college costs in August, matching the record high set in 2013, according to Commerce Department data. Read More

NASBP SmartBrief

News for surety-bond professionals

NASBP SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: National Association of Surety Bond Producers

$400M of contracts went to ineligible companies, SBA inspector general says

10/2/2014

  • Washington Post (tiered subscription model), The

The claim that federal agencies met their 2013 target for small-business contracting was based on skewed data, according to a report from the Small Business Administration’s inspector general. Contr… Read More

FPA SmartBrief

News and information for financial planners

FPA SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Financial Planning Association

Speculation over Perez's future stirs fiduciary talk

9/30/2014

  • ThinkAdvisor

Secretary of Labor Thomas Perez is rumored to be a possible replacement for U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder, who is stepping down. Even if Perez did leave the Labor Department, officials there would… Read More

IMCA Insight

News and information about investment management consulting

IMCA Insight

Published in partnership with: Investment Management Consultants Association

Most advisors working on cybersecurity, SEC examiners find

9/16/2014

  • InvestmentNews (free registration)

Securities and Exchange Commission examiners have found that most investment advisors and brokers are taking action to cope with potential vulnerability to cyberattacks. Most of the financial firms re… 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

IPA's Hogan: Nontraded REITs deliver significant value

10/1/2014

  • Real Assets Adviser (subscription required)

Real estate investment trusts have become a mainstream investment product, with nontraded REITs contributing to the growth significantly. Such REITs have become a $20 billion industry, IPA President a… Read More

IRI Retirement Income SmartBrief

Retirement income industry news

IRI Retirement Income SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Insured Retirement Institute

Advisors going independent need to use third-party providers

10/2/2014

  • PlanAdviser.com

The effective use of the support and resources available from third-party service providers is key to advisors' success when they decide to go it alone, said Thom Shumosic, founder of MidAtlantic Reti… Read More

Insured Retirement Institute SmartBrief

Insured retirement income industry news

Insured Retirement Institute SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Insured Retirement Institute

Lincoln National's Glass says simplified annuity products can win acceptance

10/1/2014

  • ThinkAdvisor

The huge gap in retirement readiness is an opportunity for providers, but annuity contracts need to be simplified to win over consumers, Dennis Glass, CEO of Lincoln National Corp., told the the Insur… Read More

NVCA SmartBrief

News for the startup ecosystem

NVCA SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: National Venture Capital Association

A new recruiting perk in Silicon Valley

10/2/2014

  • KPIX-TV (San Francisco)

One company vying for top talent in Silicon Valley offers new hires a vacation before they start work -- a "pre-cation." The firm says the move helps assure that workers are refreshed and energized wh… Read More