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Issue Date: February 3, 2013

Special Report Archive

Inside variable annuites

A look at the challenges and opportunities that advisers and their clients face in the changing variable annuity market. This special report includes rankings of the top VA providers.


LPL to reduce head count in 3Q

By Bruce Kelly

LPL Financial LLC plans to cut jobs in the third quarter as it grapples with rising costs and an inability to hit earnings targets. The firm would not discuss how many of the firm's 2,900 employees are at risk, but in a letter last

Finding the best ways to stay in contact

By Liz Skinner

When it comes to communicating with clients, some financial advisers think that more is definitely better. In fact, in a 2011 survey, “elite” advisers — those making more than $1 million a year — said that

SEC nominee to be tested on JOBS Act

By Mark Schoeff Jr.

If confirmed by the Senate as SEC chairman, Mary Jo White would be the first prosecutor to fill that role. However, her initial test at the Securities and Exchange Commission likely would be implementing controversial elements of a


Like predecessors, White not perfect

Her work as a prosecutor and later as a defense lawyer has given her insights into the strengths and weaknesses of the securities law and regulations that will inform her decisions.

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