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FSI NewsBrief

News for independent broker-dealers and financial advisors

FSI NewsBrief

Published in partnership with: Financial Services Institute

Labor's Borzi takes low-profile role on fiduciary rule

10/21/2014

  • InvestmentNews (free registration)

Assistant Labor Secretary Phyllis Borzi, who has been heading the department's work on a uniform fiduciary rule for financial advisors and brokers, has stepped out of the spotlight in meeting with ind… Read More

NAIFA SmartBrief

Insurance News

NAIFA SmartBrief

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

Brokers say they expect HealthCare.gov problems to continue

10/22/2014

  • Employee Benefit Adviser

The federal government has said health insurance enrollment on the federal exchange will function better this year, but insurance brokers are skeptical. Brokers say training on the updated system is l… 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 find alternative ways to cash in on real estate

10/21/2014

  • InvestmentNews (free registration)

The median price for existing homes inched up in September, but baby boomers who hoped real estate would help fund their retirement have already turned to alternative arrangements such as reverse mort… 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

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  • 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

Report: New QLAC regulations warrant new look at retirement plans

10/22/2014

  • PlanAdviser.com

Defined contribution plan sponsors should revisit the help they give participants with drawdowns in the light of new regulations for qualified longevity annuity contracts, according to a Sibson Consul… Read More

Insured Retirement Institute SmartBrief

Insured retirement income industry news

Insured Retirement Institute 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

NVCA SmartBrief

News for the startup ecosystem

NVCA SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: National Venture Capital Association

Commentary: Washington fails with tech laws

10/22/2014

  • Politico

Congressional lawmakers have not taken adequate action on laws critical to the tech industry, allowing antiquated statutes to remain in force, Alex Byers writes. Read More