Wealth Management

FSI NewsBrief

News for independent broker-dealers and financial advisors

FSI NewsBrief

Published in partnership with: Financial Services Institute

New rules leading to new annuity products

10/31/2014

  • InvestmentNews (free registration)

New guidance from federal regulators on annuities in target-date funds offered by 401(k) plans is speeding up development of new annuity products by the industry's leading companies. Read More

NAIFA SmartBrief

Insurance News

NAIFA SmartBrief

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

Life insurers must innovate, embrace e-commerce, former IBM CEO says

10/31/2014

  • National Underwriter Life & Health

Louis Gerstner says IBM faced financial peril because the company resisted change at the time he became its chairman and CEO. Gerstner said at LIMRA's annual meeting that the life insurance industry f… Read More

Financial Planning Digest

The latest news for CPA personal financial planners

Financial Planning Digest

Published in partnership with: American Institute of CPAs

Dear Client: What to say to clients about Q3

10/30/2014

  • Advisor Perspectives

Clark Blackman II, CPA/PFS, president and CEO of Alpha Wealth Strategies, offers tips on what to tell clients about third-quarter results. Clark recommends addressing the scary headlines up front and … Read More

Retirement Security SmartBrief

A publication for individual investors

Retirement Security SmartBrief

Early retirees can use savings as "bridge" income

10/31/2014

  • USA Today

Robert Powell explains how workers who want to retire relatively early can tap their 401(k) or IRA retirement savings first, in order to delay claiming Social Security until they're eligible for its b… Read More

NASBP SmartBrief

News for surety-bond professionals

NASBP SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: National Association of Surety Bond Producers

Construction of U.S. base on Guam could be a few years away

10/29/2014

  • Pacific Daily News (Guam), The

Work on a base in Guam to house about 5,000 Marines now stationed in Okinawa, Japan, could start a few years from now, according to a Defense Department adviser on Guam issues. The work done and contr… Read More

FPA SmartBrief

News and information for financial planners

FPA SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Financial Planning Association

Firm pares its focus to 30 ideal clients

10/30/2014

  • Wall Street Journal (tiered subscription model), The

Kansas-based financial advisers Stephanie Guerin and Kelly Hokanson founded their practice about 12 years ago, and their initial focus on growth led them to take any and all clients. Several years lat… Read More

IMCA Insight

News and information about investment management consulting

IMCA Insight

Published in partnership with: Investment Management Consultants Association

FINRA examiners focus on a variety of products

10/28/2014

  • InvestmentAdvisor.com

Advisors who have recently been examined by the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority say annuities, IRA rollovers, nontraded REITs and business development companies are the focus for FINRA examina… 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

Is the nontraded REIT market on pause?

10/28/2014

  • Wall Street Journal (tiered subscription model), The

Nontraded real estate investment trusts raised $12.3 billion in the first nine months of 2014, 18% less than the amount in the first nine months of 2013, according to data from Robert A. Stanger & Co.… Read More

IRI Retirement Income SmartBrief

Retirement income industry news

IRI Retirement Income SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Insured Retirement Institute

Annuities useful for retired singles

10/31/2014

  • Morningstar

Many approaches to retirement income don't work as well for singles as they do for married couples. That said, immediate income or deferred annuities are in some cases better suited to singles, writes… Read More

Insured Retirement Institute SmartBrief

Insured retirement income industry news

Insured Retirement Institute SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Insured Retirement Institute

What to do about ERISA?

10/29/2014

  • Brookings Institution (Washington, D.C.)

The landmark Employee Retirement Income Security Act was signed into law 40 years ago with tremendous support. While the law has worked well in some regards, Joshua Gotbaum raises an interesting quest… Read More

NVCA SmartBrief

News for the startup ecosystem

NVCA SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: National Venture Capital Association

Internet of Things startups flourish in Ireland

10/31/2014

  • Xconomy

Ireland's deep technology roots are serving the country's startups well as they help drive the development of the emerging Internet of Things. Read More