Wealth Management

FSI NewsBrief

News for independent broker-dealers and financial advisors

FSI NewsBrief

Published in partnership with: Financial Services Institute

NYSE's midday auction intended to boost liquidity

5/29/2015

  • The Wall Street Journal (tiered subscription model)

The New York Stock Exchange is set to begin a midday auction for less-traded shares to reverse slow trading and boost liquidity. "The fact that more trading is happening on the open and close today th… Read More

NAIFA SmartBrief

Insurance News

NAIFA SmartBrief

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

Former official to rejoin SEC to assist with fiduciary standard

5/29/2015

  • ThinkAdvisor

Andrew Donohue will return from the private sector to serve as chief of staff at the Securities and Exchange Commission, where he was director of the Division of Investment Management. Donohue will ad… Read More

Financial Planning Digest

The latest news for CPA personal financial planners

Financial Planning Digest

Published in partnership with: American Institute of CPAs

Survey: Americans are concerned about the future of Social Security

5/28/2015

  • CNBC

Forty-one percent of respondents to a Pew Research Center survey don't think there will be any Social Security benefits left for them in retirement. That fear may be unfounded, but it's possible that … Read More

Retirement Security SmartBrief

A publication for individual investors

Retirement Security SmartBrief

Report: "Robo-advisers" will be necessary to fill the adviser gap

5/28/2015

  • ThinkAdvisor

Automated services are emerging as a necessity for financial-advisory firms, Celent says. "This dearth of advisors will mean that firms will be obligated to serve clients via automated channels, wheth… Read More

NASBP SmartBrief

News for surety-bond professionals

NASBP SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: National Association of Surety Bond Producers

Va. official: State-controlled interstate project could net $500M despite risks

5/27/2015

  • The Washington Post (tiered subscription model)

An analysis by Virginia's transportation secretary says the state could receive toll revenue of $200 million to $500 million over four decades by expanding Interstate 66 itself rather than using a pub… Read More

FPA SmartBrief

News and information for financial planners

FPA SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Financial Planning Association

Editorial: Time for a common standard for retirement advisers

5/29/2015

  • Los Angeles Times (tiered subscription model)

More than $7 trillion is invested in individual retirement accounts, and it's time for the Department of Labor to adopt a common fiduciary standard that applies to all those providing advice on such a… Read More

IMCA Insight

News and information about investment management consulting

IMCA Insight

Published in partnership with: Investment Management Consultants Association

Experts: 401(k) advisors must understand ERISA, clarify role

5/20/2015

  • InvestmentNews (free registration)

Advisors need to protect themselves and clients in the wake of a Supreme Court ruling about excessive fees in 401(k) plans, experts says. Among those steps are understanding the Employee Retirement In… Read More

IPA NewsBrief

The best stories about investment through education

IPA NewsBrief

Published in partnership with: Investment Program Association

Nontraded REITs power senior-housing trend

5/27/2015

  • Seniors Housing Business

Nontraded health care real estate investment trusts have emerged as a major source of capital for the senior-related real estate industry. These REITs have raised billions of dollars from retail inves… Read More

IRI Retirement Income SmartBrief

Retirement income industry news

IRI Retirement Income SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Insured Retirement Institute

Analysis: DC plans should offer lifetime income options

5/29/2015

  • PlanAdviser.com

Defined contribution plan participants would benefit from annuities and other lifetime income options, according to an analysis by Aon Hewitt. More companies will likely move in this direction, said R… Read More

Insured Retirement Institute SmartBrief

Insured retirement income industry news

Insured Retirement Institute SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Insured Retirement Institute

IRI research: 4 out of 10 boomers have no retirement savings

5/27/2015

  • MediaPost Communications

When the Insured Retirement Institute asked baby boomers about their planning for retirement, four out of 10 said they haven't saved anything at all to help them get through retirement. That's one rea… Read More

NVCA SmartBrief

News for the startup ecosystem

NVCA SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: National Venture Capital Association

Tech festival draws VCs to Vienna

5/29/2015

  • Reuters

Tech startups and venture capital investors are pouring into Vienna's Pioneers Festival, a four-day conference that now draws more than 3,000 participants a year. "We want to build the World Economic … Read More