Some managers may out-perform short-term, but "you can't tell good luck from good skill, or bad luck from bad skill," the Nobel winner says.
Many parents are not saving enough for their children thanks to their own unpaid student loan debts, according to new study from the CFP Board.
Designing comp plans with many grid levels is one way credit unions can boost advisor productivity, according to a report from Kehrer Bielan Research & Consulting.
Want to know what matters most to the people who make your business run? Heres how to set up a panel to get better client feedback.
The Securities and Exchange Commission will probably use emergency court action to stop state and local governments from selling municipal bonds if it thinks their offerings are fraudulent, an enforcement division official told bond lawyers meeting here.
DoL projects federal estate tax exemption could reach $5.43 million by 2015; Limits on tax-free lifetime gifts projected to rise for 2015; Backdoor tax increases may hit investors
As competition for talent increases, the best way for RIA firms to hold onto top-tier employees is to make it worth their while. Schwab's 2014 RIA Benchmarking Study highlights three major steps toward building a good compensation plan.
The broker-dealer giant has acquired a 51% interest in electronic services firm Docupace Technologies.
"Any effort to put broker-dealers and advisors into the same box is probably not going to work," says a former deputy director of the SEC's Division of Investment Management.
Ane S. Plate was banned for allegedly looting more than $140,000 from a customer account.
The firm hired another wealth director for business development, the second such director it hired in Pittsburgh this year.
Two former advisors from Fifth Third Private Bank are joining LPL's broker-dealer and custodial platforms as an independent hybrid firm, StreamSong Advisors.
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Thanks to a continued economic recovery, strong equity market performance, rising real estate values and record domestic oil production, wealth growth rates in the U.S. strongly outpaced global averages.
Morgan Stanley hired a team with $4.5 billion in AUM the second multi-billion-dollar team plucked from Merrill Lynch this month.
Sales and advice should be separated by law, because theres a clear difference between true "fiduciary" practices and those of the brokerage industry, Fiduciary Institute says.
"We want to focus on what advisors can do to prepare for the next generation or two," says NAPFA chair Robert Gerstemeier.
The Senate Banking Committee debated a host of regulatory relief issues Tuesday, among them the question of whether examiners are holding small banks to unreasonable standards.
Washington Wealth crests $1 billion in AUM by adding Martucci Adams Wealth Advisors of Salt Lake City.
314 taxpayers have IRAs averaging $258 million each; Why your 401(k) is missing $273K; With Calpers quitting hedge funds, other investors reflect