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Supreme Court review will bolster fairness of SEC's in-house judges

January 20, 2018

Whichever way​ the Supreme Court rules in Lucia v. SEC, the decision should improve the fairness of proceedings before the regulator's administrative law judges. If the court should find in favor of Raymond Lucia, who is appealing a decision...

Amid seller's market for RIAs, firms must prep for potential sale

January 13, 2018

Last month, at the MarketCounsel Summit in Miami, during a panel discussion about advisory-firm valuations, Rich Gill of Wealth Partners Capital Group cited what might be 2018's most bankable theme in the financial advice space. "Our industry...

Tax overhaul gift may turn into lump of coal sooner than later

January 6, 2018

The so-called Christmas gift given to the country by President Donald J. Trump and his Republican colleagues — the tax reform law — might be enjoyable in the short run, but it could prove to be nothing more than a lump of coal to many Americans...

Cryptocurrency frenzy poses a challenge to advisers

December 16, 2017

Nothing like roaring into the holidays with a mania on our heels.There has been enough news swirling the last few weeks on bitcoin, other cryptocurrencies, their futures, the underlying blockchain technology and, yes, even CryptoKitties —...

Congress' work on tax reform barely gets a passing grade

December 9, 2017

The Republican​ bill to cut and reform taxes deserves a poor grade, not only because of the apparent result (the details are still being negotiated), but even more for the process that has produced it. Let's look at the process first: Grade...

Finra needs to get serious about its pledge to protect investors

December 2, 2017

The bylaws of the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority Inc. state that it must always have more public representatives than industry representatives on its board of governors. That makes sense for a regulatory body that is supposed to be...

Smart money says temper expectations of stock returns

November 25, 2017

The stock market​ has been generous to investors during the past eight years of almost uninterrupted gains, and some experts are saying it's time to be cautious. Some prominent investors are warning that the next few years are unlikely to...

Exiting broker protocol may not be good move for industry

November 11, 2017

Two weeks ago, Morgan Stanley kicked over what could be the first domino in a sweeping shift away from broker protocol policies, and the financial services industry is still trying to figure out what it all means. From Morgan Stanley's perspective,...

Tax reform: Advisers will have plenty to digest as legislation works its way through Congress

November 5, 2017

And we're off. The starting pistol has been fired in the race to get a tax-reform bill to President Donald J. Trump before the year ends. Financial advisers should keep a close eye on changes made to the proposed tax bill put forth last Thursday...

It's time to speak up about sexual harassment in the workplace

October 28, 2017

In the wake of the Harvey Weinstein scandal, tens of thousands of women — and some men — have started sharing their stories of sexual abuse and harassment under the #metoo hashtag. Men account for 84.3% of the financial adviser community,...

Rushed tax reform would cause more harm than a delay

October 21, 2017

Time is running out for Congress to propose and pass a well-thought-out tax​ reform bill that includes a tax cut, and that's not a bad thing. The House of Representatives is scheduled to adjourn for the year on Dec. 15 and the Senate on Dec....

Advice firms need to invest in training and staff development

October 14, 2017

It's no secret that the advice business is having trouble finding new talent to replace retiring advisers, but a new study from InvestmentNews shows just how much that is hurting the financial health of advisory firms. Because firms can't hire...

Data breaches ratchet up risks for financial advisory firms

October 7, 2017

Financial advisory​ firms of all kinds have received fair warning that they must strengthen their data security and client identity protocols. The warning came in the form of the revelation of the huge Equifax cybersecurity breach, the Securities...

Trump's tax blueprint opaque on fate of deferrals for retirement savings

September 30, 2017

A faint cheer​ could be heard all over the nation from financial advisers who structure their businesses as pass-through entities when the Republican tax-reform framework was released last Wednesday. For the highest-income advisers, it would...

Do you really want states to take the lead on fiduciary?

September 23, 2017

The Trump​ administration's proposed delay in the implementation of key parts of the Labor Department's fiduciary rule, and possible elimination of them, has opened a can of worms for the financial services industry. Those segments of the...

Special needs planning experts crave help from generalist peers

September 16, 2017

"I have the best job in the world," says Scott Adams, a financial adviser and founder of the Special Needs Planning Center. If Mr. Adams gets such satisfaction helping special needs families plan for their financial futures, why aren't more...

Harvey and Irma — Reminders that advisory firms need solid continuity plans

September 9, 2017

According to one​ version of Murphy's law, nature always finds the hidden flaw. No doubt Hurricane Harvey uncovered the hidden flaws in the emergency plans of many companies, including financial advice firms, in the Houston and Beaumont areas...

Action must be taken to make Finra more accountable

September 2, 2017

The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority Inc.'s mission is to protect investors from fraud and bad practices. It does this by writing and enforcing rules and regulations governing the nation's 3,700 broker-dealers and the 631,000 brokers...

Making the most of another delay in the DOL's fiduciary rule

August 20, 2017

After seven long years of argument and comment, one would expect that the Labor Department's fiduciary rule would be a done deal, and would now be going into full effect. Alas, no. While the DOL has allowed parts of the rule to go into effect,...

Financial advice industry has a role in opioid crisis

August 5, 2017

A growing number of clients — and their families — are at risk of financial ruin. It is time for financial advisers to open their eyes to the corpse-littered wasteland that defines the national opioid crisis, and take steps to keep clients...

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