Wealth Management

FSI NewsBrief

News for independent broker-dealers and financial advisors

FSI NewsBrief

Published in partnership with: Financial Services Institute

FSI sees improvement in compensation-disclosure proposal

9/23/2014

  • InvestmentNews (free registration)

The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority's revised proposal on broker-compensation disclosure "appears to be moving in a very positive direction," said Robin Traxler, vice president for regulatory … Read More

NAIFA SmartBrief

Insurance News

NAIFA SmartBrief

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

LTC carriers are reaching out to the middle market, experts say

9/23/2014

  • Employee Benefit News

Long-term-care insurers are making changes such as reducing premiums and increasing cost-sharing in order to improve their products' affordability and attractiveness to the middle market, according to… Read More

Financial Planning Digest

The latest news for CPA personal financial planners

Financial Planning Digest

Published in partnership with: American Institute of CPAs

To connect with clients, know their money personalities

9/22/2014

  • ThinkAdvisor

Kathleen Burns Kingsbury, a wealth psychology expert, coaches advisers and financial services professionals on how to build and keep strong connections with clients. She says male and female clients h… Read More

Retirement Security SmartBrief

A publication for individual investors

Retirement Security SmartBrief

Client convinces his adviser that a reverse mortgage can work

9/22/2014

  • Wall Street Journal (tiered subscription model), The

When one of Herb White's clients suggested a reverse mortgage as one answer to his financial woes, White was skeptical. But he eventually saw the wisdom of such a move, given his client's particular c… Read More

NASBP SmartBrief

News for surety-bond professionals

NASBP SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: National Association of Surety Bond Producers

Defense Department is curtailing sole-source contract awards

9/18/2014

  • Government Executive

The Defense Department is working to decrease sole-source contracts, which are granted without competition, and promote them only as a means to support small businesses as appropriate. The Pentagon aw… Read More

FPA SmartBrief

News and information for financial planners

FPA SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Financial Planning Association

Transforming a practice into a business that can sell

9/22/2014

  • Nerd's Eye View blog

To be marketable to buyers, independent advisory firms must shift away from tying compensation directly to revenue, argues David Grau in the book "Succession Planning for Financial Advisors." The shif… 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

Study documents strong nontraded REIT returns

9/17/2014

  • InvestmentNews (free registration)

A study from Green Street Advisors found that investors have fared well with nontraded REITs. The impressive results noted in the study have generated lots of attention, said Kevin Hogan, CEO of the I… Read More

IRI Retirement Income SmartBrief

Retirement income industry news

IRI Retirement Income SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Insured Retirement Institute

Advisors should plan for unanticipated ownership changes

9/23/2014

  • PlanAdviser.com

Advisory practices should have a plan that dictates what will happen to clients' accounts if an advisor has to suddenly quit working, says William Hamm, CEO of Independent Financial Partners. He sugge… Read More

Insured Retirement Institute SmartBrief

Insured retirement income industry news

Insured Retirement Institute SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Insured Retirement Institute

Sen. Hatch corrects description of his annuity plan

9/17/2014

  • Washington Post (tiered subscription model), The

In a letter to the editor, Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, wrote that The Washington Post didn't quite get things right when it explained his proposed retirement system overhaul legislation. He writes that … Read More

NVCA SmartBrief

News for the startup ecosystem

NVCA SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: National Venture Capital Association

Startups see Alibaba as a strategic, long-term investor

9/23/2014

  • Wall Street Journal (tiered subscription model), The

Alibaba has emerged as an active startup investor, one that tells executives to look beyond short-term financial goals to pursue long-term strategies. The model for that approach is Alibaba itself. Read More