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FSI NewsBrief

News for independent broker-dealers and financial advisors

FSI NewsBrief

Published in partnership with: Financial Services Institute

Is Labor Department fiduciary rule coming in January?

10/21/2014

  • ThinkAdvisor

Labor Secretary Thomas Perez says his department is continuing outreach to groups concerned about a proposed fiduciary rule for financial advisors and brokers. He wouldn't say whether the department w… Read More

NAIFA SmartBrief

Insurance News

NAIFA SmartBrief

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

Group provides responses to common annuity questions

10/21/2014

  • National Underwriter Life & Health

Some of the biggest consumer questions concerning annuities are related to tax deferral and inflation, the perception of high commissions and the belief that annuities generate a high rate of complain… Read More

Financial Planning Digest

The latest news for CPA personal financial planners

Financial Planning Digest

Published in partnership with: American Institute of CPAs

What you need to know about contingent fees

10/20/2014

  • AICPA Insights

A U.S. District Court recently ruled on the issue of contingent fees for CPAs, finding that the preparation of an ordinary refund claim was not "practice" before the Internal Revenue Service subject t… Read More

Retirement Security SmartBrief

A publication for individual investors

Retirement Security SmartBrief

Retirees doing better with defined-contribution plans

10/20/2014

  • BenefitsPro.com

Data from the Investment Company Institute show retirees are getting an increasing amount of help from employer-sponsored retirement plans, with one-third of retirees receiving some income from such a… Read More

NASBP SmartBrief

News for surety-bond professionals

NASBP SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: National Association of Surety Bond Producers

Fla. lawyers: Construction resurgence is spurring contract negotiations, litigation

10/15/2014

The value of construction contracts awarded in South Florida doubled in June compared with a year earlier, and some law firms say they are gaining new business as contract negotiations pick up. Lawyer… Read More

FPA SmartBrief

News and information for financial planners

FPA SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Financial Planning Association

Study: Consumers harmed and misled by lack of regulation

10/21/2014

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  • InvestmentNews (free registration)

Research from the Financial Planning Coalition has found that 82% of consumers think financial planners are the same as financial advisers, 70% think financial planners are the same as wealth managers… 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

Rep. Garrett wants FINRA to delay work on CARDS

10/15/2014

  • InvestmentNews (free registration)
  • ThinkAdvisor

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The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority should delay work on the proposed Comprehensive Automated Risk Data System, said Rep. Scott Garrett, R-N.J. "Before moving forward with this proposal, there… Read More

IRI Retirement Income SmartBrief

Retirement income industry news

IRI Retirement Income SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Insured Retirement Institute

Exec: National savings culture a huge issue

10/21/2014

As National Save for Retirement Week starts, Bruce Ferris, president of Prudential Annuities Distributors, notes that people must take responsibility for their own retirement, that the current saving … Read More

Insured Retirement Institute SmartBrief

Insured retirement income industry news

Insured Retirement Institute SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Insured Retirement Institute

IRI Chairman Robert Moore: Americans' retirement solutions must be protected

10/13/2014

  • BenefitsPro.com

The retirement industry must unite to ensure that the retirement strategies now available to Americans are not lost, said Robert Moore, newly-elected chairman of the Insured Retirement Institute's boa… Read More

NVCA SmartBrief

News for the startup ecosystem

NVCA SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: National Venture Capital Association

Ranking the world's 32 billion-dollar mobile Internet startups

10/21/2014

  • VentureBeat

Mobile consultancy Digi-Capital's list of billion-dollar mobile Internet startups now has 32 companies. Twitter, WhatsApp and Uber are still holding their positions at the top of the list. Read More