How monitoring mutual fund capital-gains distributions and avoiding the surtax can help clients reduce their tax bill for 2014; making charitable donations before Dec. 31 and prepaying state and local taxes for next year.
Regulators are threatening more action to force improvements in the behavior of bank employees, but executives are shooting back that the task is easier said than done and that change has to come from inside and not through supervisory orders.
Royal Bank of Canada is exiting wealth management in the Caribbean, extending a retreat in its international wealth business that began last year in Latin America.
"You are the captain of your social media and marketing campaign," advisor Lynn Ballou told attendees at the Women Advisors Forum. Here are nine quick tips on how to make the most of your efforts.
One is to check how much you've contributed to your 401(k) plans and IRAs; plus, how to determine the "funded status" of personal retirement plans and the steps to take to ease post-career anxiety.
Advisors from Morgan Stanley, with combined assets of more than $387 million, made the move to Merrill Lynch.
Advisors from Merrill Lynch and Wells Fargo were elected to IMCA's board of directors.
Stifel Financial hired a new branch manager who previously worked for Merrill Lynch.
The San Diego-based advisor allegedly participated in private securities transactions that resulted in two elderly investors losing more than $340,000.
Emphasis at the Women Advisors Forum in San Francisco is on smart strategies advisors can use to build their practices and support women in the industry.
"Most advisors are struggling to grow their businesses in a way that is directly impacting their bottom line," says FPA CEO Lauren Schadle. So what are firms that are growing doing right, and what should other advisors be doing differently?
Financial advisors say they want more help developing better practices. Asset management firms are answering the call.
Rather than relying entirely on themselves, self-directed investors are consulting more sources of investment information and advice, including real live advisors.
Company founder filled account with stock that wasn't publicly traded and used low values to stay technically under the contribution limit; plus, jumbo-loan challenges for retirees and how to avoid the Medicare surcharge.
With part of Nicholas Schorsch's real estate empire fracturing into warring factions, a chunk of his fortune may depend on whether RCS Capital can distance itself from the accounting missteps at American Realty Capital Properties.
The IRS is being urged to bolster its enforcement efforts on multimillion-dollar IRAs in a new government report that also encourages Congress to provide more direction.
Steven Sugarman, chief executive at Banc of California, recently completed a large branch acquisition after a public battle with an advocacy group. In a recent interview, he discussed that process as well as the bank's busy year both the good and the bad.
Madison and Omaha are among the top retirement havens; plus the factors retirees should consider in deciding where to retire and what pre-retirees need to do now.
Want a better way to help staff improve? Here's how to turn the end-of-the-year ritual into an experience that's productive for you and your employees.
A Morgan Stanley branch manager left the wirehouse to join Raymond James & Associates and help with the firm's expansion plans.