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Federal Reserve alters investor expectations

Mar 29, 2015

Wages, other forms of inflation take on heightened market significance in wake of central bank policy meeting.

Growing minorities offer opportunities for advisers

Mar 27, 2015

Research shows different approaches may be necessary to reach these groups

Employer objections stand in way of 401(k) plan success

Mar 27, 2015

Advisers can adopt strategies to counteract arguments against trying to maximize contributions

Are brokers being branded with a scarlet 'S'?

Mar 27, 2015

Proponents of a fiduciary standard are ganging up on commission-based advisers through public shaming regarding the Suitability standard.

Ex-LPL broker barred over loans for luxury Hawaii vacation rental

Mar 27, 2015

Raymond Schmidt borrowed some $2.25 million from customers to build an island retreat without notifying his firm, Finra said.

Pimco renames some equity funds in push to juice expansion

Mar 26, 2015

Bond shop's efforts to move into stock funds through collaboration with Rob Arnott's Research Affiliates has been slow.

Retirement income innovations aim to ease longevity's strain on assets

Mar 26, 2015

Planning for the spend-down phase more important than ever given the longer time horizon

Investor trust. We can rebuild it.

Mar 27, 2015

Social media will be essential, and instead of going full automation, pair investing technology with a professional.

Will the LearnVest-Northwestern Mutual deal lead to a culture clash?

Mar 26, 2015

Learnvest-Northwestern deal bodes well for fin tech firms, robos, but it's uncertain whether the financial planning service can maintain its indie culture.

Investing for retirement just got a lot more complicated

Mar 26, 2015

Ultralow interest rates and longer lifespans means tried-and-true rule for savers goes out the window.

What advisers need to know about bond fund duration ahead of an interest rate increase

Mar 26, 2015

The risk-management tool is a Catch-22 for fixed income investors who need to think big picture.

Google's new algorithm to hinder many advisers' web presence

Mar 26, 2015

Many advisory firms have failed to keep pace with the times and are operating websites that are better suited for desktops than smartphones, tablets and other mobile devices.

Finra slams Oppenheimer with $3.75 million penalty

Mar 26, 2015

Clients lost millions because the firm failed to supervise broker who misappropriated $3 million and churned accounts, the regulator said.

Ameriprise to pay $27.5 million settlement in 401(k) fiduciary breach suit

Mar 26, 2015

Firm denies allegations made by its own retirement plan participants in four-year-old case that was set to go to trial April 13.

DOL chief Perez says new fiduciary rule will distinguish between investor education and investment advice

Mar 25, 2015

Labor Secretary aims to assure industry rule will be 'much more informed' than last attempt, which faced fierce protest and was withdrawn in 2011.

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