Facing 22 years in jail for stealing $19 million from client retirement plans, Barry Stokes made creative use of his jail time while awaiting sentencing: He crafted voodoo dolls of his financial victims and stuck pins in them.
SEC Chairman Mary Schapiro announced the release today of the Office of the Inspector General’s report on the Bernard Madoff fraud. In short, the SEC screwed up in every way possible. Along with the announcement, Schapiro outlined how the agency is reforming itself.
After months of negotiations, UBS announced it has signed a formal agreement with the IRS to end the cross-border dispute regarding alleged tax-evading UBS American clients. As a result, the names of approximately 4,450 American clients of the firm may be handed over to U.S. authorities.
The economic crisis has damaged revenues, business plans and most importantly, the trust of wealth management clients. According to an extensive survey conducted by PriceWaterhouseCoopers and released at the end of July, advisors who succeed in this “new era” will need to truly put the client first…Yes, you’ve probably heard that before.
Tactical asset allocation—sometimes referred to by the more maligned term, market timing—can lower portfolio volatility, limit dramatic losses and improve gains in otherwise fickle bear markets, all things that can help advisors keep clients in uncertain times like these. But challenges are many, not least of which is convincing clients to go along with it.
What does it take to lead a high performing team? Are you seeing the kind of ROI from your next gen advisors that you need to? Do you know what you need to do to ramp up next gen performance quickly and efficiently? There are ways to support the efforts of your next gen team to be more productive in less time, but you have to know the secrets to leading a high performance team....More
With the Fed poised to hike rates for the first time since 2006, many investors are concerned about the risks to their bond holdings. But rising rates also have positive aspects for some investors....More
These articles from the Investments & Wealth Monitor focus on the challenges of longevity and how families can prepare, maximizing wealth over increasing life expectancies with social security, and long-term care and asset protection....More
Small-cap growth stocks have turned in strong performances year to date, but various macroeconomic events and cross currents exist in today's market environment. Learn what's behind the gains and where the opportunities for small-cap stocks can be found going forward....More