Wealth Management

FSI NewsBrief

News for independent broker-dealers and financial advisors

FSI NewsBrief

Published in partnership with: Financial Services Institute

SEC faces pressure to move forward on fiduciary standard

11/26/2014

  • Financial Advisor online

A number of organizations are pressuring the Securities and Exchange Commission to make progress on a fiduciary standard for broker-dealers. The groups want the agency's economic analysis of the propo… Read More

NAIFA SmartBrief

Insurance News

NAIFA SmartBrief

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

IRS seeks to clarify some regulations on HRAs

11/25/2014

  • National Underwriter Life & Health

Final regulations from the Internal Revenue Service attempt to clarify how employers can use health reimbursement arrangements and cafeteria plans. The rules also examine how such plans factor into th… Read More

Financial Planning Digest

The latest news for CPA personal financial planners

Financial Planning Digest

Published in partnership with: American Institute of CPAs

Pope urges accountants to pursue progress for all

11/24/2014

  • Journal of Accountancy online

In a Nov. 14 address in Rome to World Congress of Accountants delegates, Pope Francis reminded accountants that their work is a service to the community and encouraged the profession to use this persp… Read More

Retirement Security SmartBrief

A publication for individual investors

Retirement Security SmartBrief

Commentary: Time's up for actively managed funds

11/25/2014

  • U.S. News & World Report

Daniel Solin writes that actively managed mutual funds are losing popularity with investors -- and that's a good thing. Read More

NASBP SmartBrief

News for surety-bond professionals

NASBP SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: National Association of Surety Bond Producers

Women's Chamber CEO: $5B in contracts went to firms that misrepresented themselves

11/19/2014

  • American City Business Journals

A Government Accountability Office study says more than 40% of the recipients of Small Business Administration contracts set aside for women-owned firms didn't qualify to receive them. The CEO of the … Read More

FPA SmartBrief

News and information for financial planners

FPA SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Financial Planning Association

SEC members still mulling fiduciary rule

11/25/2014

  • Investment Advisor

Securities and Exchange Commission Chairman Mary Jo White recently said she would provide clarity "in the short term" as to her own opinion of a fiduciary standard for brokers, noting the complexity o… Read More

IMCA Insight

News and information about investment management consulting

IMCA Insight

Published in partnership with: Investment Management Consultants Association

IMCA continues to cultivate independent advisors as members

11/11/2014

  • Financial Advisor online

The Investment Management Consultants Association will continue to focus on recruiting more independent advisors as members. Over the past seven years, independent advisors have risen to account for 2… 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

Nontraded REITs announce merger

11/25/2014

  • The DI Wire (free registration)

Griffin Capital Essential Asset REIT and Signature Office REIT have announced a merger, creating a $3 billion real estate investment trust specializing in office and industrial properties. Executives … Read More

IRI Retirement Income SmartBrief

Retirement income industry news

IRI Retirement Income SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Insured Retirement Institute

Sales of combination long-term care products increase

11/26/2014

  • InsuranceNewsNet online

Consumers are increasingly turning to long-term care products that include annuity features. Sales of combination contracts combining annuities and life insurance with long-term care benefits are incr… Read More

Insured Retirement Institute SmartBrief

Insured retirement income industry news

Insured Retirement Institute SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Insured Retirement Institute

Changes in retirement benefits to take effect in 2015

11/24/2014

  • U.S. News & World Report

Changes in programs important to retirees will take effect Jan. 1. The programs include Social Security, Medicare and various retirement accounts. Read More

NVCA SmartBrief

News for the startup ecosystem

NVCA SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: National Venture Capital Association

Ethics issues create challenges for startups

11/26/2014

  • New York Times (tiered subscription model), The

Ethics has emerged as an issue for startups after several widely publicized incidents. "While (most) start-ups have been on better behavior this year, there have been dozens of instances when they act… Read More