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Is securitizing health care loans a workable solution for accessing high-cost medical treatments?

April 17, 2016

Can securitized debt instruments, those same products that helped inflate the housing-market bubble and played a major role in the 2008 financial crisis, be used to finance the cost of catastrophic health care expenses? A small group of big...

Chinese acquisition of AssetMark raises questions

April 17, 2016

The Chinese are coming! The Chinese are coming! They're coming to the U.S. investment advice market, as reported by Alessandra Malito. Huatai Securities Co., a Nanjing, China-based securities firm, has acquired AssetMark Inc., a Concord, Calif.,-based...

A DOL fiduciary rule everyone can live with

April 10, 2016

For months, the Labor Department has been assuring members of the financial advice industry and other interested parties that it was listening to them and carefully considering the thousands of comment letters it received about its proposed...

Number of mutual fund share classes boggles the mind

April 10, 2016

As investing becomes more complex, one might assume that the mutual fund industry, representing one of the most user-friendly investment products ever created, would strive to keep it simple. But judging by its innovative use of multiple share...

The road to retirement just got rockier

April 3, 2016

Insurance companies finally are accepting that interest rates are not likely to increase substantially in the foreseeable future and are pushing up the costs of some key forms of insurance — long-term care coverage in particular — which...

Identifying the best active funds

March 27, 2016

The debate over whether actively managed mutual funds are superior to indexed strategies is probably as old as the first mutual fund. But time, combined with mountains of performance data and more creative ways to slice and analyze the data,...

Time to get on board the fiduciary train

March 27, 2016

For better or worse, the fiduciary train has left the station, and financial advisers of every ilk had better be on board. Tens of thousands of brokers, registered investment advisers and those who straddle both sides of the fiduciary fence...

Can robo-advisers be fiduciaries?

March 20, 2016

What does it mean to be a fiduciary? Putting the best interests of the client first through due loyalty and care, according to the Securities and Exchange Commission. Is a robo-adviser equipped to be loyal and, especially, “to care”? The...

A technology response to the DOL fiduciary rule

March 20, 2016

Spring has arrived, and millions of Americans adjusted by following the annual ritual of shifting their clocks forward on March 13. It's also now time to spring ahead on preparations for the final draft of the Department of Labor's fiduciary...

Time for advisers to brush up on ESG investing

March 13, 2016

Any financial adviser who has not been asked about socially responsible investing by a client likely will be in the near future, and he or she needs to be well-informed. As reported in last week's issue of InvestmentNews, investments based on...

Steer clear of politics with clients

March 6, 2016

As political seasons go, the current presidential election campaign might seem longer, louder and more animated than most. As InvestmentNews reporter Liz Skinner pointed out in a story, the topic of politics can create a whole new level of practice...

Follow the data to ID the best prospects

March 6, 2016

Advisers who want to build successful advisory practices have long followed a tried-and-true formula: Follow the money. But forward-thinking advisers may want to contemplate an updated version of that popular saying: Follow (and advise) the...

Confirmation quagmire mustn't deter SEC

February 28, 2016

The likelihood of the two SEC nominees being confirmed anytime soon is slim, and getting harder to imagine by the day. But the commission has too much important work to tackle to let that hold them back. Even before the sudden death of Supreme...

On guard against inflation

February 28, 2016

Warning signs of inflation have begun to appear, and while bond investors so far seem to be ignoring them, investment advisers should not. The warning signs being ignored include a Consumer Price Index rise of 2.4% for the 12 months ended January...

What happens if the Fed goes negative?

February 21, 2016

The fact that the central banks of four developed countries and the eurozone already are employing negative-interest-rate policies should get the attention of the U.S. financial advice community. It's not that the U.S. economy is currently in...

Doing the math on RIA exams

February 14, 2016

Two promising developments in the push to boost the number of advisers examined by the SEC each year have taken shape in the last couple of weeks. But don't hold your breath for that knock on the door from an examiner just yet. The first is...

Embrace the robo-adviser disruption

February 14, 2016

It's time to stop all the fretting and hand-wringing about whether robo-advisers will put financial advisers out of business. They won't. What they will do — and, in fact, already are doing — is force all advisers to rethink their business...

Advisers, new pensions have holes to fill

February 7, 2016

More 40 years after the passage of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act, which improved the security of the pension promises made to millions of workers, the government is finally paying attention to the huge gap in ERISA - those who...

SEC takes steps to avoid Madoff sequel

February 7, 2016

Perhaps it was appropriate that the same week a two-part television series aired on the Bernie Madoff scandal, the Securities and Exchange Commission leaked a story that it was increasing the number of RIA examiners by 20%. After all, one of...

Keep calm and invest on

January 31, 2016

These are the times that try investors' souls, to modify Thomas Paine, and these are the times when investment advisers earn their keep. Advisers should be reaching out to clients to provide reassurance that while the market decline in January...

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