Wealth Management

FSI NewsBrief

News for independent broker-dealers and financial advisors

FSI NewsBrief

Published in partnership with: Financial Services Institute

Brokerages can't mandate arbitration under House bill

2/26/2015

  • InvestmentNews (free registration)

A bill introduced by Rep. Keith Ellison, D-Minn., seeks to prohibit the inclusion of pre-dispute mandatory-arbitration clauses in contracts between stockbrokers and clients. "Working Americans shouldn… Read More

NAIFA SmartBrief

Insurance News

NAIFA SmartBrief

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

Commentary: Donor-advised fund is a way to pass values to heirs

2/27/2015

  • OnWallStreet.com

Clients can help ensure that their values are instilled in their heirs by establishing a donor-advised fund to foster long-term charitable giving among their children and grandchildren, writes Kyle Br… Read More

Financial Planning Digest

The latest news for CPA personal financial planners

Financial Planning Digest

Published in partnership with: American Institute of CPAs

Legislation could slow Labor Dept. fiduciary proposal

2/26/2015

  • InvestmentNews (free registration)

A bill introduced by Rep. Ann Wagner, R-Mo., would force the Department of Labor to delay action on a fiduciary rule for retirement-account advisers until the Securities and Exchange Commission takes … Read More

Retirement Security SmartBrief

A publication for individual investors

Retirement Security SmartBrief

Lack of knowledge of annuities hampers many

2/27/2015

  • Fox Business

Americans understand the risk of outliving their retirement savings. Unfortunately, "annuities are often unknown or misunderstood, says Ed Van Dolsen of TIAA-CREF. He says annuities "are the only way … Read More

NASBP SmartBrief

News for surety-bond professionals

NASBP SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: National Association of Surety Bond Producers

Study: Female business owners more likely to put up personal credit

2/25/2015

  • CFO.com

More than 25% of women who own businesses have 10 to 19 personal lines of credit open, compared with 17.5% of men who own businesses, an Experian study says. Women-owned businesses have slightly lower… Read More

FPA SmartBrief

News and information for financial planners

FPA SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Financial Planning Association

Wagner wants SEC to act first on fiduciary rule

2/27/2015

  • ThinkAdvisor
  • Huffington Post, The

Rep. Ann Wagner, R-Mo., has reintroduced legislation that would require the Labor Department to wait for the Securities and Exchange Commission to act on a fiduciary rule before moving forward. Wagner… Read More

IMCA Insight

News and information about investment management consulting

IMCA Insight

Published in partnership with: Investment Management Consultants Association

MIT to offer online education program for CIMA® certification

2/17/2015

  • ThinkAdvisor
  • OnWallStreet.com
  • Financial Advisor online

The MIT Sloan School of Management will begin offering an online registered education program for CIMA® certification candidates starting June 1. Professor Andrew Lo, a leading authority on hedge fun… Read More

IPA NewsBrief

The best stories about investment through education

IPA NewsBrief

Published in partnership with: Investment Program Association

Bill would require SEC to act before Labor on fiduciary rule

2/25/2015

  • Hill, The
  • St. Louis Post-Dispatch

A bill introduced by Rep. Ann Wagner, R-Mo., would require the Securities and Exchange Commission to act on a fiduciary standard for financial advisors and brokers before the Department of Labor adopt… Read More

IRI Retirement Income SmartBrief

Retirement income industry news

IRI Retirement Income SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Insured Retirement Institute

Allianz Life's annuity premiums soar

2/27/2015

  • Star Tribune (Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minn.)

Allianz Life's premiums for fixed annuities and fixed index annuities rose to $12.8 billion in 2014, more than twice the previous year's total. The results reflect strong demand for guaranteed retirem… Read More

Insured Retirement Institute SmartBrief

Insured retirement income industry news

Insured Retirement Institute SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Insured Retirement Institute

QLACs transform Social Security claiming strategies

2/25/2015

  • National Underwriter Life & Health

Qualified longevity annuity contracts, which are relatively new, have the potential to reshape retirement planning, write Robert Bloink and William Byrnes. QLACs "can drastically alter even the most b… Read More

NVCA SmartBrief

News for the startup ecosystem

NVCA SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: National Venture Capital Association

NVCA: FCC vote gives startups opportunity to thrive

2/27/2015

  • San Jose Mercury News (Calif.) (free registration)

The Federal Communications Commission's Net neutrality vote was a win for the entrepreneurial ecosystem, says Bobby Franklin, CEO of NVCA. "The FCC has ensured that America's startups have the opportu… Read More