Wealth Management

FSI NewsBrief

News for independent broker-dealers and financial advisors

FSI NewsBrief

Published in partnership with: Financial Services Institute

FSI comments on equity crowdfunding proposal

9/18/2014

  • American City Business Journals

The Financial Services Institute struck a cautious note in commenting on the District of Columbia's plan to allow easier equity crowdfunding. The FSI warned that "investors may not clearly understand … Read More

NAIFA SmartBrief

Insurance News

NAIFA SmartBrief

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

Report: Big changes are needed in end-of-life planning

9/18/2014

  • New York Times (tiered subscription model), The
  • San Francisco Chronicle (free content)
  • Wall Street Journal (tiered subscription model), The

Major alterations are necessary within the U.S. system for dealing with end-of-life care, the Institute of Medicine said in a report. Among the group's recommendations are that doctors could receive i… Read More

Financial Planning Digest

The latest news for CPA personal financial planners

Financial Planning Digest

Published in partnership with: American Institute of CPAs

Don't risk losing clients with account minimums

9/18/2014

  • Advisor Perspectives

This writer argues that the concept of account minimums has two flaws: First, younger clients now have a broader range of advice options and may not move their assets to another firm as they grow. Sec… Read More

Retirement Security SmartBrief

A publication for individual investors

Retirement Security SmartBrief

Donor-advised funds allow people to give more to charity

9/17/2014

  • WealthManagement.com (U.S.)

Charitably minded investors who want to give more money to their favorite nonprofits and less to the IRS would do well to look into donor-advised funds, Kevin McKinley writes. 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

Tending to your practice like a garden

9/15/2014

  • Journal of Financial Planning online/Practice Management blog

Prospecting should focus on helping people understand how you can improve their lives, writes Daniel Finley, president of Advisor Solutions. Then, nurture your clients once they are on board. "Your bu… Read More

IMCA Insight

News and information about investment management consulting

IMCA Insight

Published in partnership with: Investment Management Consultants Association

The best way to lock in new clients

9/2/2014

  • ThinkAdvisor

What's the best process to win more clients? "Ask questions, listen closely to the answers, then determine the best course of action to help the client," writes Mike Patton. But that's easier said tha… 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

Cayman Islands firm to domicile annuity carrier in U.S.

9/18/2014

  • Captive Insurance Times (U.K.)

Cayman Islands-based Advantage Insurance Holdings plans to domicile and license its new subsidiary Advantage Life USA, which will offer deferred variable annuities and life insurance policies, in Sout… 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

Angels playing a bigger part in N.C. startups

9/18/2014

  • Xconomy

Angel investors in North Carolina appear to be stepping in and filling a gap left by venture capitalists in backing startups. A similar trend seems to be underway nationwide. Read More