Why Clients Need Help With Family Governance Many clients don't know this area of expertise exists, but they know they need help with it, says Paul Pagnato, whose Pagnato-Karp Group works with UHNW families. Here's how advisors can help clients with family governance.
How Can Advisors Detect Lying Clients? Many of the methods commonly used to tell if someone is lying don't actually work, says Jason Voss of the CFA Institute. Here are some techniques to help financial professionals improve their ability to detect deception.
The business is changing, says Jonathan Burkan, a wealth advisor with UBS. It's not just stocks and bonds anymore, and that means advisors must do a better job of helping clients think about estate, tax and retirement planning -- not just about the market.
Is there a better model for retirement planning? Michael Falk, partner with Focus Consulting Group, explains why advisors should shift their focus from stockpiling assets to covering clients' expenses.
The likelihood that a powerful tech innovator such as Google will enter the asset management space and upend the market has increasingly become a matter of concern and speculation within the financial industry.
Legg Mason attracted $5.1 billion into its bond funds in October, the most in more than seven years, after the departure of Bill Gross from Pimco prompted investors to reallocate billions of dollars. more »
The Fix LA Coalition, an effort spearheaded by labor unions and its allies, wants Los Angeles City Attorney Mike Feuer to file a regulatory complaint against the underwriters involved in 2006 interest rate swaps saying the risks weren't disclosed. more »
At the heart of increasing employee resentment, and more than a dozen lawsuits against 401(k) plans, are a raft of obscure fees and services; Plus, your clients will see real advantages in using robo advisors. more »
Investors should weight the cost of paying debt with savings versus the gains from keeping the money in their retirement account; Plus, how to bolster low retirement savings, and when to consider high-yield funds. more »
The Securities and Exchange Commission today sanctioned 13 firms for improperly selling Puerto Rico bonds in denominations below a $100,000 minimum denomination set in a $3.5 billion offering earlier this year. more »
BlackRock, the worlds biggest money manager, cut fees on certain share classes of three fixed- income funds as the departure of Bill Gross from Pacific Investment Management is sending billions of dollars to competing firms. more »