Where and who you work with is one of the most important decisions you’ll make. Just like you might think twice about marrying someone you met at a speed-dating event, you shouldn’t rush a career decision, either.
Typically, one in 20 of settlements against corporate offenders is precipitated by a whistleblower, not a regulator. That begs the question – who are these defenders of the common good and how has the whistleblowing process changed?
Addictive behavior is never pretty and the same can be said for broker recruiting checks. They belong in the same category because they can have such a deleterious effect on those entrusted with the responsibility of managing money for others.
On the face of it, the answer is simple. When it comes to financial planning, they want a one-stop shopping experience with all their wealth and risk management needs met by one advisor or agency able to offer them comprehensive, broad-based advice....More
There has been a lot of technology innovation within the wealth management industry in the past 3 years. We have seen the rise of the robo-advisor, a flurry of fin-tech company acquisitions and larger institutions scramble to try and address the digital need of today's investors....More
Today's markets have been as uncertain as ever and several key themes seem to be at the forefront. The strength of the US dollar, the potential rise in US interest rates and mergers and acquisitions (M&A) activity are just a few of the main headlines we are keeping an eye on...More
These articles from the Investments & Wealth Monitor focus on tax-aware investing and include a look at the trinity of asset location (taxes, returns, and time horizon), tactics and strategies for tax-efficient investing, and an after-tax target few advisors have in their sights....More
More and more trusts are being drafted with a long, long time horizon. At the same time, there's a staggering increase in litigation. Is there a better way to design and administer trusts to emphasize the positive role that trusts can play in the lives of beneficiaries?...More