Wealth Management

FSI NewsBrief

News for independent broker-dealers and financial advisors

FSI NewsBrief

Published in partnership with: Financial Services Institute

Understanding robo-advisors key to competing with them

4/23/2015

  • WealthManagement.com (U.S.)

Many independent advisors aren't clear on what robo-advisors are or what services they offer, according to a survey by CLS Investments. Human advisors can improve their business by understanding what … Read More

NAIFA SmartBrief

Insurance News

NAIFA SmartBrief

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

Fiduciary rule will raise compliance costs, execs say

4/24/2015

  • OnWallStreet.com

Financial-company CEOs and industry analysts say compliance with the U.S. Labor Department's proposed fiduciary rule will be difficult and costly because of the rule's complexity. They say the rule co… Read More

Financial Planning Digest

The latest news for CPA personal financial planners

Financial Planning Digest

Published in partnership with: American Institute of CPAs

AICPA calls for higher small-business safe harbor threshold in tangible property regulations

4/23/2015

  • Accounting Today

The AICPA has sent a letter to the IRS regarding tangible property regulations, asking the agency to raise the safe harbor threshold for small businesses that don't have applicable financial statement… Read More

Retirement Security SmartBrief

A publication for individual investors

Retirement Security SmartBrief

Employers becoming a top resource for financial education

4/23/2015

  • TheStreet.com

Employers are becoming a go-to source for financial education, says Brian Cosgray of DoubleNet Pay. "Employers have done a pretty good job of helping employees with retirement planning, but it turns o… Read More

NASBP SmartBrief

News for surety-bond professionals

NASBP SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: National Association of Surety Bond Producers

Contractors, execs: NYC construction market offers opportunity for MWBEs

4/15/2015

  • Construction Equipment Guide

New York City area construction leaders say there will be even greater opportunities for minority and women businesses to be awarded construction work in 2015. Some companies are working to bring grea… Read More

FPA SmartBrief

News and information for financial planners

FPA SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Financial Planning Association

Many compensation plans focus on only one goal, FPA study finds

4/23/2015

  • InvestmentNews (free registration)
  • Journal of Financial Planning online/Practice Management blog

Many firms have not aligned their compensation structures with all the goals they're trying to achieve, according to a survey from the FPA Research and Practice Institute. Many focus on only one goal,… Read More

IMCA Insight

News and information about investment management consulting

IMCA Insight

Published in partnership with: Investment Management Consultants Association

Reps flock to sign up for IMCA, CAIA's Alternative Investment certification

4/14/2015

  • InvestmentNews (free registration)

More than 1,000 advisors and brokerage reps have signed up for the Fundamentals in Alternative Investments Certificate program, a joint online offering recently offered by IMCA and the Chartered Alter… Read More

IPA NewsBrief

The best stories about investment through education

IPA NewsBrief

Published in partnership with: Investment Program Association

Annuity provider leads lawsuit against ARCP

4/21/2015

  • InvestmentNews (free registration)

Teachers Insurance and Annuity Association of America, a provider of annuities, is the lead plaintiff in a class action lawsuit alleging impropriety by American Realty Capital Properties. The claim is… Read More

IRI Retirement Income SmartBrief

Retirement income industry news

IRI Retirement Income SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Insured Retirement Institute

Immediate fixed annuities, a simple predictable product

4/24/2015

  • Wall Street Journal (tiered subscription model), The

Jonathan Clements writes that when it comes to retirement planning, people should think about living, not dying, and thus about annuities. He recommends that consumers consider immediate fixed annuiti… Read More

Insured Retirement Institute SmartBrief

Insured retirement income industry news

Insured Retirement Institute SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Insured Retirement Institute

Study: DIAs can be a powerful retirement tool

4/20/2015

  • PlanAdviser.com

Research recommends that retirement savers purchase deferred income annuities to managing volatility and longevity risks. They help soften "the financial blow of a long lifetime or poor market returns… Read More

NVCA SmartBrief

News for the startup ecosystem

NVCA SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: National Venture Capital Association

Baltimore wants to make itself more founder-friendly

4/24/2015

  • Washington Post (tiered subscription model), The

A business incubator called Betamore is helping the city of Baltimore build a community that supports entrepreneurs. The incubator has shifted from for-profit status to a nonprofit model. Read More