Tips for young FAs to improve their ability to appeal to clients from older generations.
Review clients policies annually, paying particular attention to changes in both rates and charges. Here's a list of items to watch.
F-Squared Investments agreed to pay $35 million over U.S. regulatory claims that it misled investors about the performance of a trading strategy used by exchange- traded funds.
A former Wells Fargo advisor allegedly stole nearly $89,000 from an aging woman who authorized him to pay her rent.
ATM company Diebold has put together a mini-branch prototype that features artificial intelligence, voice recognition and video tellers.
Clients should start preparing emotionally, as well as financially, for retirement at least five years early; Plus, downsizing your home isn't always a good idea.
Oil at $50 per barrel will almost definitely create problems for banks in oil-producing regions as well as Wall Street financial institutions that finance the sector. Analysts already forecast the price of crude will fall that low the only other question is how long it might last.
When it comes to the ability of the U.S. government to finance itself in the bond market, this year will go down as as one of the best on record -- and dealers say 2015 will be no different.
The ideal investing approach should control downside risk while also achieving a reasonable rate of growth. Here are a few suggestions.
The wirehouse recruited advisors from rivals Merrill Lynch and UBS.
Merrill's newest recruit managed more than $185 million in client assets while at UBS.
A financial advisor helped doctors who were facing increases in their health insurance premiums by better visualizing their full options; Plus, means testing and a higher retirement age are possible fixes for Social Security.
Margaret Towle was most recently a partner and managing director with HighTower Advisors. She's also editor-in-chief of The Journal of Investment Consulting.
Board quietly hires former SEC official; critics call for CEO Keller's departure as well.
Small-cap stocks often outperform large caps, but 2015 may not be such a year.
Advisor, beware: Funds that use complex, hedge style methods may not be appropriate for client retirement accounts.
A complaint that Schorsch instructed ARCP executives to shift numbers in the companys second-quarter results to cover up errors from the first quarter is part of a defamation suit against ARCP, Schorsch and former ARCP Chief Executive David Kay, according to The Wall Street Journal.
Five ways to shrink your client's tax footprint, tax moves to make still in 2014, and clients ready for IRA charity contributions.
An attorney for Jorge Posada and Jose Contreras says ballplayers were "victims of fraud, taken advantage of at every turn."
Regulators penalized both the independent and employee channels of Wells Fargo for failing to properly screen over 200,000 customer accounts.