What makes a broker successful? Age, experience, years at one firm, education--the more of all those things, the better. One other helpful hint: It's not where you work, but how you work that is important.
Pending legislation could clear the way for advisors with 401(k) business to sell financial advice to plan participants. On May 14, the House of Representatives passed the Pension Security Act of 2003, the first step to opening the door for 401(k) plan providers to offer investment advice.
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
For the second year, the ADP Research Institute® examined the types of companies — by size and type of industry — that offer retirement benefits, as well as the retirement savings behaviors of approximately 10 million U.S. employees in 2014....More