Wealth Management

FSI NewsBrief

News for independent broker-dealers and financial advisors

FSI NewsBrief

Published in partnership with: Financial Services Institute

Exchanges and FINRA to explain CAT plan Tuesday

9/29/2014

  • Bloomberg

Exchanges and the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority are poised to offer the Securities and Exchange Commission their proposal for a consolidated audit trail Tuesday. The exchanges had requested … Read More

NAIFA SmartBrief

Insurance News

NAIFA SmartBrief

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

Experts: Buying life insurance at a young age is a smart idea

9/29/2014

  • Star-Herald (Scottsbluff, Neb.)

Having life insurance is part of planning a secure financial future, and people need a professional's advice to ensure they are making the best choices, said agent Dave Tuzson, president-elect of the … Read More

Financial Planning Digest

The latest news for CPA personal financial planners

Financial Planning Digest

Published in partnership with: American Institute of CPAs

Branding can help advisers market their services

9/29/2014

  • RIABiz.com

This column addresses why some advisers avoid marketing in favor of the elusive referral and sets the record straight on how branding can help firms achieve visibility in the marketplace. Sometimes it… Read More

Retirement Security SmartBrief

A publication for individual investors

Retirement Security SmartBrief

Some investments can help with long-term care costs

9/29/2014

  • National Underwriter Life & Health

Advisers can help clients cope with the high cost of long-term care by introducing them to leveraged products such as combo annuity/long-term care and combo life insurance/long-term care contracts, ac… Read More

NASBP SmartBrief

News for surety-bond professionals

NASBP SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: National Association of Surety Bond Producers

Miami has Panama Canal connections through port expansion, arbitration venue

9/24/2014

  • Miami Herald (tiered subscription model), The

An expansion of the Panama Canal has resumed, giving Miami and other East Coast ports the impetus to upgrade their facilities to accommodate the megaships that will be able to travel through the canal… Read More

FPA SmartBrief

News and information for financial planners

FPA SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Financial Planning Association

How to build value through client communications

9/25/2014

  • Financial-Planning.com

Financial planners should use client communications as an opportunity to demonstrate their value, said Julie Littlechild, founder of New York-based Advisor Impact, speaking at the FPA Annual Conferenc… 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

REITs narrow their focus

9/24/2014

  • Wall Street Journal (tiered subscription model), The

Real estate investment trusts increasingly are streamlining and realigning their portfolios to focus on core investment strategies. Investors prefer smaller, more focused companies to larger entities … Read More

IRI Retirement Income SmartBrief

Retirement income industry news

IRI Retirement Income SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Insured Retirement Institute

Retirement Income Process, Strategies & Solutions (HS 353) Review Course Webinar Series

9/29/2014

In case you missed it, the RICP┬« HS 353 Review webinars are now available online. The course review, led by processors from The American College, is designed for financial professionals beginning or … Read More

Insured Retirement Institute SmartBrief

Insured retirement income industry news

Insured Retirement Institute SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Insured Retirement Institute

SNL Financial: MetLife leads in annuity sales

9/23/2014

  • National Underwriter Life & Health

MetLife sold $7.08 billion worth of annuities in this year's second quarter, giving it the top ranking in annuity sales for the quarter, according to SNL Financial. The results marked a 21.33% increas… Read More

NVCA SmartBrief

News for the startup ecosystem

NVCA SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: National Venture Capital Association

Minn. life sciences industry grows as fundraising rebounds

9/29/2014

  • Star Tribune (Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minn.)

Minnesota life sciences companies are faring well with angels and venture capital investors. Observers expect fundraising this year to exceed last year's $326 million, which would make 2014 the most s… Read More