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

Social Security Trust Funds could run out of cash by 2033

9/15/2014

  • AICPA Insights

The Social Security Trust Funds could be depleted in 19 years, at which time 77% of benefits will be payable to beneficiaries, according to the Social Security Administration board of trustees' annual… Read More

Retirement Security SmartBrief

A publication for individual investors

Retirement Security SmartBrief

Ignorance isn't bliss when it comes to Social Security

9/16/2014

  • Financial Advisor online

Couples who don't know the Social Security rules and don't work with a good financial adviser often miss out on key benefits, according to retirement planning expert Joe Lucey. Read More

NASBP SmartBrief

News for surety-bond professionals

NASBP SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: National Association of Surety Bond Producers

N.Y., Ill. officials: Contractors are more hesitant to misclassify workers

9/11/2014

  • McClatchy Washington Bureau

Illinois and New York have risen as front-runners among states seeking to end the practice of worker misclassification, according to this analysis. Construction companies that wrongly label their empl… 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

Net neutrality a big issue in big merger

9/17/2014

  • Hill, The

Critics of the proposed AT&T-DIRECTV merger have made Net neutrality a key issue. They are asking the Federal Communications Commission, if it allows the deal, to impose rules that prevent the company… Read More