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Experts dissect the severity of the opioid crisis

Experts discuss epidemic that continues to ravage parts of the US

Additional Opportunity Zone rules will give investors more clarity, lawmaker says

Work on additional rules around qualified Opportunity Zone funds is aimed at providing greater regulatory clarity to encourage further investment, Sen. Tim Scott, R-S.C., said at the 2019 SIFMA Annual Meeting.

Business Lessons from 3 of the highest-paid CFOs

Every CFO has a unique career story, but a lot can be learned from the experiences of Denton, Porat and Stanley. Creativity, diversity and adaptability are obvious strengths that the highest-paid CFOs possess.

How technology is changing the way wealth is managed
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Technology is redefining how people plan for retirement and manage their wealth, causing a shift in the industry

Smarsh releases findings of 9th electronic communications survey

Compliance teams struggle to meet electronic communications compliance rules

How capital structure can save a company

The importance of capital structure can be seen in Apple, Texaco, Six Flags and Marvel. Learning the best practices of building growth capital into an organization can save a company from potential tragedies.

Schwab IMPACT speaker examines how advisors can communicate effectively

Financial advisors must fight misinformation and distraction and practice effective communication to keep clients on a positive path, said an expert at Schwab IMPACT 2019.

Schwab IMPACT speakers: Fixed income having strong year, will remain key in diversification

Fixed income has seen strong demand, and investors should maintain bonds as a crucial part of their portfolios in the years ahead, experts at Schwab IMPACT said.

Schwab IMPACT panel: China offers expanding investment opportunities

China is presenting more avenues for investment as consumer services drives its economy, according to a Schwab IMPACT panel.

CFO: Build that team!

Finance chiefs can't excel without a great team. Here's an expert on how to build that bench.

The CFO as IT champion

CFOs control budgets, and they also should be making sure technology investment is properly prioritized.

CFOs and CISOs have an opportunity to collaborate

CISOs and CFOs both benefit when they build a relationship.

How life insurers can tap into the power of digital marketing
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To make personal connections with potential life insurance customers, marketing teams are leveraging data and analytics to shape their conversations.

FINRA offers helpful tips and tools for regulatory compliance

FINRA's collection of resources provides useful help for compliance professionals

Optimizing your digital marketing to reach insurance shoppers
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Insurers can reach the right customers through data-driven tools that compliment marketing efforts across channels