Outlook for the planners -- who were recruited with a promise that they would "not [be] required to sell" -- seems to depend on whether you talk to Northwestern Mutual or LearnVest.
Google's attempt to capture the "stickiest" part of many online banking relationships could eventually help put it at the financial center of the consumer's life.
Apple Pay, Samsung Pay and Google Wallet are among the mobile payment services vying for dominance. Here's what every banker needs to know to get a game plan in place.
The 99-year-old U.S. estate tax would disappear under a bill approved Wednesday by the House Ways and Means Committee.
The bank channel has improved its image as a career choice for advisors by offering a wider array of investments and easy referrals.
An arbitration panel confirmed that a former advisor will pay back a promissory note to Morgan Stanley - almost 10 years after leaving the firm.
You can use a well-organized advisory board to get strategic advice from the people who are your most valuable assets. Here are a few suggestions for running a group.
The now-barred advisor stole client funds, and later pleaded guilty to wire fraud in a separate case in which he was accused of defrauding the producers of a Broadway musical.
Knowing the cost of a retirement community is key to making a smart decision, with independent living communities costing $2,520 per year; Plus, the price tag of a bipartisan bill averting Medicare doc fee cuts.
Consider a client's long-term investment goals before tax-loss harvesting; Plus, how clients plan to invest their tax returns, and ways to finance a son's or daughter's college bills through investments and tax breaks.
The amount of money socked away in retirement accounts jumped up 6% with U.S. retirement assets totaling nearly $25 trillion at the end of December 2014.
Launching another volley in the fight over a national fiduciary standard, an investor advocate group argues that brokerage firms are misleading investors.
Facing a talent shortage, banks need young advisors more than ever and they're finding them before they even graduate college.
For all the talk about when Fed policy makers are going to raise interest rates, they havent quite figured out how to do it.
Federal agencies are working on a uniform fiduciary standard, but one NYC official believes states can lead the charge.
The $6 billion RIA seeks exponential growth by trading one private equity investor, Lovell Minnick, for another, Genstar Capital
Traditional firms must boost their digital wealth management tools or risk being overrun by those that already do.
More acquisitions are expected in the digital wealth management space as firms look to quickly add tech platforms and services.
Northwestern Mutual, the nation's second-largest life insurance company, is buying LearnVest, an online financial planning start-up founded in 2009.
Affiliated Advisors Group, which manages approximately $600 million in assets, will operate as an OSJ branch within Royal Alliance, part of the AIG Advisor Group network.