On Oct. 4, the Internal Revenue Service posted final Form 706 for individuals dying in 2012. It posted final updated instructions on Oct. 12. Here’s an overview of the new form and instructions and how they compare to the prior versions.
Sharon L. Klein, managing director & head of wealth advisory at Lazard Wealth Management LLC in New York discusses the impact of new Tennessee legislation that eliminates its gift tax and phases out its inheritance tax
Sharon L. Klein, managing director & head of wealth advisory at Lazard Wealth Management LLC in New York provides highlights of the recently released Internal Revenue Service temporary regulations and proposed rules regarding the portability of the deceased spousal unused exclusion amount.
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