Wealth Management

FSI NewsBrief

News for independent broker-dealers and financial advisors

FSI NewsBrief

Published in partnership with: Financial Services Institute

SEC looks at advisors' cybersecurity for client accounts

10/23/2014

  • Financial-Planning.com

The Securities and Exchange Commission is giving much attention to security measures that financial advisors use to protect clients' accounts from cyberattacks. The agency has issued a sample document… Read More

NAIFA SmartBrief

Insurance News

NAIFA SmartBrief

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

Commentary: Many factors can boost life insurance underwriting outcomes

10/23/2014

  • National Underwriter Life & Health

Clients have options for overcoming adverse life insurance underwriting outcomes, with advisers having the responsibility of finding insurers and policies that best fit client needs, Allen Gersten wri… 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

Loyal investors must prepare for tax hit

10/21/2014

  • Reuters

Investors who hold on to one mutual fund should be ready to pay for that loyalty in taxes next year, as many funds are expected to distribute large capital gains, columnist Linda Stern writes. 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

  • ThinkAdvisor
  • Financial Advisor online
  • 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

Economists predict strength in commercial real estate

10/23/2014

  • SCT Newswire

Occupancy and rent for commercial real estate will increase during the next three years, keeping transaction volume strong, according to a survey of economists by the Urban Land Institute. Read More

IRI Retirement Income SmartBrief

Retirement income industry news

IRI Retirement Income SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Insured Retirement Institute

Diversity: The Next Opportunity for the Retirement Industry

10/23/2014

Diversity is the next big opportunity for the retirement income industry, according to Nick Lane, Senior Executive Director, Head of U.S. Life & Retirement, AXA. In the next installment of IRI's VISIO… Read More

Insured Retirement Institute SmartBrief

Insured retirement income industry news

Insured Retirement Institute SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Insured Retirement Institute

IRI applauds Labor Secretary's fact-gathering on fiduciary rule

10/22/2014

  • InvestmentNews (free registration)

The Insured Retirement Institute's president and CEO, Cathy Weatherford, said she is pleased with the outreach effort of Labor Secretary Thomas Perez in connection with the agency's work on a revised … 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