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.
You'll discover the ways ETFs allow you to construct more nimble and unique portfolios for your clients, based on a sector approach to the market. Marc Chaikin, creator of Chaikin Money Flow, demonstrates how to find trends in equity sectors—and use ETFs to construct strong client portfolios....More
Variable annuities can offer a number of potential benefits: They can help plan retirement income, generate tax-deferred growth and, with some contracts, protect principal. Yet even advisors, who recognize the benefits of variable annuities acknowledge their drawbacks—particularly their fees and the tax treatment of gains....More
As the industry continues to shift toward fee based business, many advisors are taking a deeper look into their current practice in an effort to align with this trend. The good news is that shifting away from a commission-based model can transform your practice in powerful ways—including increasing the stability of your revenue streams, enhancing client loyalty and potentially boosting the value of your businesses....More