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Goldman Sachs explores liquid alternatives in the ETF world

9:44 am

Can Goldman Sachs put ETF investors on a liquid diet?

Pimco, challenging Jack Bogle, defends active bond management

Oct 20, 2014

Facing outflows amid increasing trend toward passive management, firm says some fixed income managers can meaningfully add to returns

Morgan hires longtime Merrill broker

Oct 20, 2014

Thomas Forma previously managed more than $300 million along with his partner Kevin Nichols.

Merrill snags $500 million team from UBS

Oct 20, 2014

Trio brought in $5 million in annual revenue at UBS and will join Merrill's elite private banking group. See also: Merrill loses longtime broker to Morgan Stanley)

Financial planning clients not getting what they pay for: study

Oct 20, 2014

Financial planning clients not getting what they pay for because of a lack of government-enforced professional standards, according to the study sponsor, the Financial Planning Coalition

Custodians jump into the robo game

Oct 20, 2014

New tech offerings designed to help advisers compete against online investment managers.

Options market action suggests investor fear has peaked

Oct 18, 2014

Bulls looking for signs that Friday's rally in stocks is the start of something bigger are taking signals from options and S&P 500 Index charts. And it's looking good.

Former Stratton Oakmont broker charged with fraud

Oct 17, 2014

SEC says Anthony Coronati used phony tech investments to fund a Caribbean vacation and plastic surgery.

The regulatory hits keep coming for LPL Financial

Oct 17, 2014

The rest of this week's must-read stories include Betterment's robo-adviser for humans, big changes afoot in Social Security, and a focus on picking the right alternatives for clients

Morgan Stanley hits profitability goal with fewer advisers

Oct 17, 2014

Morgan Stanley's wealth management unit reaches CEO's 2015 profitability goal early with 22% profit margins in the third quarter

Advisers tested by spike in market volatility

Oct 17, 2014

Wild week in financial markets wrapping up with rebound in stocks as bonds decline.

Wealth management a growing force in bank fortunes

Oct 17, 2014

Third-quarter earnings reports show that once again, wirehouses are driving revenue at the giant banks that own them.

Market volatility gives liquid alts first real test

Oct 17, 2014

One upside to the stock market carnage of the past week or two is that the wildly popular alternative-strategy mutual funds, better known as liquid alts, have finally been tested on the open road.

Advisory firms aren't worth as much as owners think

Oct 17, 2014

Despite high prices in this seller's market, Cerulli study finds advisers still unrealistic about what their practices are worth.

SEC hits record enforcement actions in fiscal 2014

Oct 16, 2014

Mary Jo White credits aggressive enforcement and technology, but some question her regulatory zeal.

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