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  • Mar 27, 2015
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    Wealth Management Madness 2015: Final Four Recap

    After four weeks, it’s down to the final two contenders. Who will take it all? But first let’s recap last week’s showdown of the Final Four, where over 3,000 people cast votes to advance their favorites to the finals....More
  • Mar 27, 2015
    The Daily Brief

    Too Big to Fail?

    Vanguard experienced net inflow of $219 billion into U.S. mutual funds and ETFs in 2014, and is predicted to command 20 percent of total industry assets by the end of 2015....More
  • Mar 26, 2015
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    Market Forces Driving Advisors Towards Riskier Portfolios

    Due to low interest rates and stressed insurers, advisors are replacing variable annuities with dividend-paying equities as a retirement income strategy....More
  • Mar 26, 2015
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    Legendary Coach Dean Smith Planned a Final Farewall for his Players

    Almost two months after the iconic coach Dean Smith passed away, his former players received a final farewell this week....More
  • Mar 26, 2015
    The Daily Brief

    Health Trumps Wealth

    Eighty percent of retirees in better health report having a positive experience in retirement, compared to only 59 percent of those in poorer health....More
  • Mar 25, 2015
    The Daily Brief

    Edelman's XT ETF

    Ric Edelman’s “exponential technology” strategy for investment management is now a BlackRock ETF....More
  • Mar 24, 2015
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    SEC Chair Supports Outside Examiners For RIAs

    SEC Chair Mary Jo White told a congressional committee Tuesday she supported the idea of third-party examiners for RIAs to supplement, but not replace, those performed by her commission....More
  • Mar 24, 2015
    The Daily Brief

    Vanguard Mutual Funds vs. Vanguard ETFs

    Financial advisor Allan Roth argues on ETF.com that Vanguard ETFs and mutual funds are, in some cases, similar in cost and design, but the the mutual fund holds some distinct advantages....More
  • Mar 23, 2015
    The Daily Brief

    Ripple Effects

    Apple recently replaced AT&T on the Dow 30, and while some analysts are speculating that it could be a good move for AT&T, the change-up is creating some immediate waves....More
  • Mar 20, 2015
    blog

    Wealth Management Madness 2015: Elite Eight Recap

    If this week’s round proved anything, it’s that this is anyone’s tournament to win....More
  • Mar 20, 2015
    The Daily Brief

    ETFs Still a Mystery

    Bloomberg has rounded up over 35 executives to play in its March Madness tournament, including business heavyweights like AOL’s Tim Armstrong and Google’s Eric Schmidt and finance buffs such as Pershing Square’s Bill Ackerman and Goldman Sachs president Gary Cohn....More
  • Mar 19, 2015
    blog

    Advisors Able to Work Through Brutal Winter, Thanks to the Cloud

    The record breaking snowfall this year would have crippled wealth management firms 10 years ago, but new technology helps advisors maintain business as usual....More
  • Mar 19, 2015
    The Daily Brief

    The Financial Four 2

    The National Endowment for Financial Education and the Financial Planning Association have launched a tournament bracket of their own—to help investors and consumers determine their top four financial priorities....More
  • Mar 18, 2015
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    I am Going Independent and Want to Gain Media Exposure

    In the midst of conducting at least 100 tasks to go independent, don't forget to put together some press releases and contact local media to gain awareness for your new found firm!...More
  • Mar 18, 2015
    The Daily Brief

    The $4 Trillion Market

    Assets under management in "managed investment solutions," such as rep-as-portfolio manager programs, unified managed accounts and mutual fund advisory programs, passed $4 trillion at the end of 2014, up 16 percent from $3.4 trillion in 2013....More
  • Mar 17, 2015
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    The Tax Capital

    Where do people pay the highest taxes? Washington D.C., according to MoneyRates.com....More
  • Mar 16, 2015
    blog

    SIFMA Attacks White House Conflicted Advice Research 2

    The Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association on Monday blasted research produced by the White House in its recent efforts to push forward a fiduciary standard for advisors, calling its approach flawed....More
  • Mar 16, 2015
    blog

    Lucia Capital Snags Ex-First Allied Exec

    The former First Allied chief operations officer jumped onboard Derek Bruton’s Lucia Capital Group on Monday as president of the firm’s broker-dealer operations....More
  • Mar 16, 2015
    The Daily Brief

    What Dooms Retirement? Children 1

    Boomerang kids ruin retirement for their parents, according to a new survey by market research firm Hearts & Wallets....More
  • Mar 13, 2015
    blog

    Using Retirement Planning To Memorize Pi

    Saturday is a once-in-a-century "Super Pi Day" so impress you friends and clients with this nifty retirement planning trick for memorizing the numeral to 10 decimal points....More
  • Mar 13, 2015
    The Daily Brief

    The Case for Cash

    Should cash ever be considered a good investment allocation in an investor's portfolio?...More
  • Mar 13, 2015
    blog

    Wealth Management Madness 2015: Sweet 16 Recap

    Who lost in the second round of the 2015 Wealth Management Madness tournament, and who's moving on to the Elite Eight?...More
  • Mar 12, 2015
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    FINRA Sanctions N.Y. Firm, Bans Exec

    The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority issued $1.5 million in sanctions against Brookville Capital Partners on Thursday and barred the firm’s president for fraud....More
  • Mar 12, 2015
    The Daily Brief

    The Mythical Millionaire

    One week after the accidental death of the author of best-selling book The Millionaire Next Door, Helaine Olen writes in The Baffler that the object of the book – a self-made small business owner who, by frugality and savings, joins the ranks of millionaires - is increasingly a mythical creature....More
  • Mar 11, 2015
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    Krawcheck: Savings Crisis a Gender Crisis

    It’s estimated that the U.S. retirement savings deficit is between $6.8 and $14 trillion. But that shortfall will impact women more than men, it's really a gender problem, says Sallie Krawcheck....More
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