Wealth Management

FSI NewsBrief

News for independent broker-dealers and financial advisors

FSI NewsBrief

Published in partnership with: Financial Services Institute

FSI makes progress on CARDS

1/30/2015

  • Financial Advisor online

Objection by FSI and others to the proposed Comprehensive Automated Risk Data System seems to be having an effect. At FSI's OneVoice conference, a Financial Industry Regulatory Authority official said… Read More

NAIFA SmartBrief

Insurance News

NAIFA SmartBrief

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

Commentary: Avoiding distribution errors is crucial for IRAs in trusts

1/30/2015

  • National Underwriter Life & Health

Distributing all proceeds of an individual retirement account to a trust after a death is a mistake that can trigger taxes and the end of the inherited IRA, Ed Slott writes. In one case, IRA proceeds … Read More

Financial Planning Digest

The latest news for CPA personal financial planners

Financial Planning Digest

Published in partnership with: American Institute of CPAs

Study: U.S. faces retirement crisis

1/29/2015

  • InvestmentNews (free registration)

Stagnant wages, increasing costs and limited access to private-sector retirement plans are creating a retirement crisis, according to a study by the Center for American Progress. Data from the Federal… Read More

Retirement Security SmartBrief

A publication for individual investors

Retirement Security SmartBrief

Study: Advisers ignore potential millionaires

1/29/2015

  • CNBC

Financial advisers are cutting themselves off from prospective millionaire clients by disregarding millennials who make more than $150,000 annually but have less than $500,000 to invest, according to … Read More

NASBP SmartBrief

News for surety-bond professionals

NASBP SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: National Association of Surety Bond Producers

Illinois Tollway can move ahead with $1B in rebuilding, widening projects

1/28/2015

  • Chicago Tribune (tiered subscription model)

Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner has given his approval for $1 billion in projects to widen and rebuild tollways. An executive order previously seemed to have halted projects including the proposed Illiana … Read More

FPA SmartBrief

News and information for financial planners

FPA SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Financial Planning Association

Give clients a summary of your diligence actions

1/29/2015

  • Journal of Financial Planning online/Practice Management blog

Diligence is part of your value proposition as an adviser, since knowing you are looking out for them can help clients who may otherwise be fearful, writes Kirk Loury, president of Wealth Planning Con… Read More

IMCA Insight

News and information about investment management consulting

IMCA Insight

Published in partnership with: Investment Management Consultants Association

Fewer portfolio updates are better, research suggests

1/16/2015

  • ThinkAdvisor

Monitoring portfolios too frequently can result in lower investment returns, a Columbia Business School study has found. The takeaway for advisors is to "encourage [clients] to be inattentive so that … Read More

IPA NewsBrief

The best stories about investment through education

IPA NewsBrief

Published in partnership with: Investment Program Association

Investors continue to seek health care properties

1/28/2015

  • Wall Street Journal (tiered subscription model), The

Commercial real estate investors are favoring medical offices, senior housing and other health-related assets because of demographic shifts and the Affordable Care Act. Health care real estate investm… Read More

IRI Retirement Income SmartBrief

Retirement income industry news

IRI Retirement Income SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Insured Retirement Institute

Draft White House memo met with conflicting views of advisors

1/30/2015

  • PlanAdviser.com

A draft White House memo supporting adoption of a revised fiduciary rule by the Department of Labor has touched off an argument about the ethics of financial advisors. Many object to language that imp… Read More

Insured Retirement Institute SmartBrief

Insured retirement income industry news

Insured Retirement Institute SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Insured Retirement Institute

DIAs put an end to anxiety over income in retirement

1/25/2015

  • MarketWatch

Robert Klein, president of the Retirement Income Center, explains that purchases of deferred income annuities or fixed index annuities with income riders are safe ways to deal with longevity risk. Read More

NVCA SmartBrief

News for the startup ecosystem

NVCA SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: National Venture Capital Association

Should Silicon Valley aspire to change the world?

1/30/2015

  • MIT Technology Review online

Michael Malone explores a long-standing issue in Silicon Valley: whether it is "devoting far too many resources to easy opportunities in mobile apps and social media at the expense of attacking bigger… Read More