To protect clients, make sure you understand the difference between regular dividend increases and "extra" or "special" dividends.
Banks of all sizes are struggling to increase the revenues and profits that they can eke out of their retail operations - while trying to elbow their competitors out of the same turf. To do so, bankers need to face some hard truths about their branches, technology and M&A ambitions.
The asset management industry has stepped up marketing efforts aimed at advisors, hoping to boost both sales and credibility.
The proposal would require advisors changing firms to disclose financial incentives of $100,000 or more in either upfront recruitment bonuses or deferred bonuses, according to FINRA documents.
Financial advisors who use active management may have a lower-cost option when considering actively managed ETFs but some advisors express doubts on the real value for clients.
Puerto Rico came to market with $3.5 billion of general obligation debt Tuesday, tapping the municipal bond market with GOs for the first time in two years.
SEC examiners frequently cite firms for insufficient disclosures, an SEC official says. Here are some of the most common conflicts that advisors fail to disclose adequately to their clients.
The Charlotte, N.C., bank offers a model for other community banks that have expanded quickly in recent years but face a pricier M&A market: focus on smaller deals that provide additional liquidity and plug geographic holes.
The new relationship will allow the Huntsville, Ala.-based credit union to expand its current investment services program.
The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency has joined other regulators in seeking to simplify megabanks' myriad legal entities. But instead of being focused on helping a bank to unwind in a failure, the OCC argues simplification can greatly help operational efficiency.
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Cybersecurity is an area of growing SEC concern and examiners will increasingly be expecting RIAs of all sizes to have in place more robust policies and procedures to deal with the growing threats to their information systems.
The firm grabbed a team with $2.5 million in production for its independent broker-dealer channel.
Advisors and clients are gravitating toward the RIA model -- a trend that experts expect to continue.
RCS Capital is following through on its promise to launch a research division with the hiring of two non-traded investments analysts.
Vanguard Group, the third- largest U.S. provider of exchange-traded funds, has asked regulators for permission to open actively-managed ETFs.
After variable annuity sales plunged in 2012, expectations are high for the coming years for new players and higher sales.
The commission is committed to moving forward on a uniform fiduciary standard for advisors and broker-dealers and also expects to finalize money market reforms by the end of the year.
Bill Gross questions whether he is truly a great investor as he ponders his legacy in a new era of shrinking bond returns in his April investment outlook.
Young Americans not only have little loyalty to banks, but many also believe that traditional financial institutions are on their way to irrelevance, a new survey shows.