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Issue Date: November 11, 2012

Special Report Archive

Next generation of financial advisers

A look at the challenges and opportunities facing (mostly) young people as they break through into the financial advisory business.


Cortazzo moves affiliation to LPL Financial from SII

By Bruce Kelly

Noted financial adviser Mark Cortazzo and his firm, Macro Consulting Group LLC, last Thursday moved its affilation to LPL Financial LLC, which continues to recruit large practices while dealing with the loss of the custody business of one of its

Hartford latest to irritate B-Ds with VA buyouts

By Darla Mercado

The list of insurers offering annuity contract buyouts continues to grow, increasing the exasperation of annuity gatekeepers at broker-dealer firms. The Hartford Financial Services Group Inc. is the latest among variable annuity

Obama legacy hangs on deal

By Andrew Osterland

President Barack Obama's determination to avoid being branded the man who allowed the nation to fall off the fiscal cliff could be good news for financial advisers and their wealthy clients, who are facing dramatic tax hikes next year if no new

Short Interests


Keep clients' powder dry for now

The election clarified some issues for advisers and their clients but left dark clouds of uncertainty hovering over major financial and economic concerns.

Just Thinking

IRA Alert

Investment Strategies

Retirement Watch

News for Financial Advisers

Technology Update