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.
My first day of production on Wall Street was the day the market crashed in October 1987. Coincidentally, in the new movie, The Wolf of Wall Street, it also was the day that the film’s lead character, Jordan Belfort, started work at a legitimate Wall Street firm that subsequently closed.
How the U.S. Federal Reserve manages its exit from emergency liquidity programs will have important implications for all asset markets and could increase volatility. Meanwhile, monetary policies are also becoming less synchronized globally....More
Given many investors' goal of maximizing return, it's not surprising that some investors select funds based primarily on the funds' recent performance record. But is this performance-chasing approach a prudent strategy?...More
How might the Fed begin to move rates? Who is buying negative-yielding European sovereign debt and why? How might investors approach today's environment of constrained liquidity? In this webinar, Delaware Investments portfolio managers Paul Grillo, David Hillmeyer, and Cynthia Isom provide some perspective on the big issues influencing today's market and offer their outlook for the future....More
Specialization is critical for advisors looking to differentiate themselves—with their firms and with their clients. But how do you go about matching your strengths with a specialty that truly interests you, and fits your talents?...More
The vast majority of WealthManagement.com readers are either unfamiliar with life settlements, or are familiar with them but have never recommended them to clients. Many advisors associate life settlements with either an option for the terminally ill, or with unethical activities such as a stranger-originated life insurance (STOLI)....More
Millennials stand to inherit $41 trillion but will any inherit you? Don’t assume you can work with the Millennial children the same way you did their parents. Learn what each generation is looking for in an advisor in this white paper....More