IBDs prioritizing cybersecurity in 2015 tech spending

Preventing cyberattacks is a front and center concern for independent broker-dealers heading into next year, and it shows in their planned spending.

BlackRock's money market solution

The money manager, led by CEO Laurence Fink, has come up with a way to avoid 'breaking the buck' with a reverse distribution. It means the shares don't lose value, you just have fewer of them.

Nontraded REIT guidelines too late for some clients

Blog - State securities regulators are making noise about implementing changes to policies that would limit how much a client's net worth could be invested in nontraded real estate investment trusts. Those limits would have helped clients in the case of a Louisiana broker who now has a Finra complaint.

$2.7B nontraded REIT on the move

CNL Lifestyle Properties Inc., has signaled it is seeking a potential liquidity event, meaning a sale of the REIT or listing of its shares on a stock exchange.

Should you follow Bill?

Blog - Friday's Breakfast with Benjamin features: Bill Gross is selling bonds. Should you? Plus: Finra might go inside to replace Fienberg; the markets' muted reaction to Obama; pump and dump; more money flows to hedge funds; and Cantor's way of commemorating 9/11.

Schwab consultants a hot get for hungry wirehouse

In battle to recruit affordable talent and assets, Morgan Stanley risks legal fallout to pursue discount broker's advisers.

Finra reviving controversial broker comp proposal

The regulator will consider a revised version of a rule requiring brokers to disclose recruitment incentives at its board meeting next week.

GOP says popular tax breaks will get renewed

Republican lawmakers see tax-extender approval going through before the end of 2014, keeping tax breaks favored by clients in place.

Morningstar wins more Voya business

Morningstar has won the business of a new retirement program being offered by Voya Financial, expanding the relationship between the two firms.

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