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Northern Trust: Managers remain optimistic on U.S. economy

Apr 16, 2015

Outlook on eurozone is somewhat upbeat, survey shows.

CEO of Cantor's wealth unit to depart

Apr 16, 2015

Sources say Stanley Gregor, who helped build Cantor Fitzgerald Wealth Partners, is leaving almost two years after the unit's launch.

The 3 surprises billionaire investor Stan Druckenmiller is expecting

Apr 15, 2015

Former hedge fund manager, with one of the best long-term track records, thinks a rate hike is still a long way off.

Brokers get a mixed review on how they treat older investors

Apr 15, 2015

More than a third of brokerage firms examined by Finra and the SEC made one or more potentially unsuitable recommendations of variable annuities to senior investors.

Expect tumult for broker-dealers if DOL fiduciary plan goes through

Apr 15, 2015

Retirement plan experts predict a major shake-up in the way broker-dealers do business with small retirement plans and IRAs — all thanks to a prohibited transaction exemption in the Labor Department's new fiduciary duty proposal.

BlackRock's Larry Fink to top CEOs: Ignore investors and focus on the long term

Apr 15, 2015

Money manager tells 500 chief execs to adopt shareholder-friendly practices, sustainable returns.

More companies than ever avoid paying taxes

Apr 15, 2015

A record 54 companies in the S&P 500 are now at least partially exempt from the corporate income tax, more than twice the number four years ago.

Ken Fisher plans to step down as CEO of firm

Apr 14, 2015

Billionaire behind Fisher Investments has discussed his intentions for years, but succession plan isn't clear.

MassMutual beefs up DCIO effort, extending reach into retirement plans

Apr 14, 2015

Insurer faces uphill battle as competition in defined contribution investment-only space is tough.

Fixed-income ETFs giving investors plenty of firepower

Apr 14, 2015

One could argue that innovations in fixed income ETFs will have a greater impact than innovations on the equity side.

Finra bars owner of B-D that sells equipment-leasing funds

Apr 14, 2015

Regulator charges Kimberly Springsteen-Abbott with misusing investors funds, fines her $100,000.

Merrill seeks to be leader on fiduciary

Apr 14, 2015

John Thiel's outspoken support of a best-interest standard and the Labor Department's effort puts pressure on peers. (See also:

Broker-dealer expands crowdfunding reach with new partnership

Apr 14, 2015

Broker-dealer North Capital Private Securities adds crowdfunding site OneVest to its platform that syndicates private offerings for investors.

Bill Gross has a winning strategy to profit from range-bound Treasuries

Apr 14, 2015

Janus fund manager using options, or what he calls 'selling insurance' against volatility to benefit if 10-year Treasury yield stays in tight band.

Labor Department proposes controversial fiduciary rule

Apr 14, 2015

The Department of Labor, led by Secretary Thomas Perez, proposed a highly anticipated and controversial rule Tuesday that would require brokers working with retirement accounts to act in the best interest of clients.

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