Howard Schloss, head of corporate communications and government relations for FINRA and a key figure in lobbying to grant the organization oversight of investment advisers, announced he will leave in September.
Bank of America wants greater collaboration between the bank and the advisor force. Merrill’s head of wealth management says advisors need to manage clients’ total wealth picture—assets and liabilities.
E.F Hutton was one of the most innovative firms in the industry. Veteran Frank Campanale talks about reviving the brand in a changed world and why in some ways the E.F. Hutton of the past isn't the E.F. Hutton of the future.
Artnet has just launched a new art pricing index that it claims will demystify art investing. It covers more ground than the benchmark Mei Moses, but is that a good thing? Art world advisers say successful art investing will continue to resist formulas and equations.
When it comes to switching firms, advisors must plan their transition carefully. It requires thoughtful planning, a desire to run and grow your business, and unwavering dedication to do what is right for your clients....More
Research shows that while the average age of financial advisors has gone up, the percentage of advisors that don't have a succession plan in place has gone up as well. Why don't more advisors have a plan, and how can the industry better prepare for the future.
The U.S. corporate high yield market has grown from $250 billion to a $2.4 trillion industry. High yield has proven to be a solid asset class for investors, over time producing comparable returns to the S&P 500 with approximately half the volatility....More
Why do we make decisions that aren’t always in our own best interest? This group of articles from the Investments & Wealth Monitor takes a fascinating look at behavioral finance and behavioral portfolio management....More
With the wind at their backs, sprinters have broken speed records. Similarly, the tailwind of a bull market has boosted the fortunes of equity investors over the past five years. In both cases, the pace cannot be sustained over a long period of time. Look back no further than the past 10 years for confirmation of the market’s lack of endurance....More