The custodian has made three big announcements. The connection between the three may not be obvious, but together, they indicate what I think could be a brilliant strategy.
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CEOSondhelm PartnersJanuary 21
Retirement marketing program managerCommonwealth Financial NetworkDecember 27
"We seek to finance the government at the least possible cost to taxpayers over time," said Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin.January 21
Once a top-performing fund with assets well over double today’s value, Templeton’s flagship bond fund has been diminished by the march of passive investments.January 21
Although the federal penalty was axed for those who failed to register for a plan, some states will continue to impose the coverage mandates.January 21
Investors who plan to retire early are advised to start saving as soon as possible and diversify their earnings with multiple sources of income.January 17
The technology provider has become a leading data aggregator. But questions have surfaced about its use of customer data.January 17
The firm now plans to integrate sustainability criteria into portfolio construction and exit investments with high risks from ESG-related issues.January 17
Data, Research & Multimedia
The SEC examined approximately 2,180 RIAs in 2019.
For wealth managers to make smarter business decisions, get to market faster, and connect more effectively with their clients, data is the key.
The record level of transactions — as well as long-term industry shifts — often prompt advisors and other wealth management professionals to assess their options.
More often than not, wirehouses were on the losing side of these moves.
While these 20 dizzying changes will throw some for a loop, financial advisors and their clients grow more powerful each year.
After considerable changes in 2019, how will the firm navigate fee compression and answer renewed questions over whether it competes with RIAs for clients?