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Financial adviser rises in list of top jobs

January 13, 2015

A ranking of America's top jobs found that financial advice increasingly is a terrific profession, moving up 16 spots on the U.S. News and World Report list from last year. “Financial adviser” ranked No. 25 of the 100 Best Jobs of 2015,...

Repeal of Obamacare emerges as a market risk

January 13, 2015

Never mind falling oil prices and brewing geopolitical risks, what about the stock market's reaction to a repeal of Obamacare? Health insurers would feel the pain Financial advisers are discovering inroads in the defined contribution plan arena....

The 10 best business jobs of 2015 - 2015's best business jobs

January 13, 2015

Where does financial adviser rank among the best business jobs in America in 2015? According to the latest list from U.S. News & World Report, advisers stack up well compared to other business professions. Click through to see exactly where...

Advisers find new ways to attract increasingly wealthy population — women

January 9, 2015

The nation's changing wealth demographics have encouraged many advisory firms over the past few years to strengthen their focus on women, who represent about 45% of U.S. millionaires and are on their way to becoming the majority. The paths firms...

Catch and ride the next wave in financial advice

January 7, 2015

Over the past few decades, technological innovations have had a significant impact in the role that financial advisers play in the lives of their clients. The work that was once labor-intensive, time-consuming and client-limiting is now streamlined,...

Societe Generale calls 2015 a down year for stocks

December 29, 2014

Societe Generale goes against the grain of Wall Street and calls for a market decline in 2015. It's a call that seems both bold and obvious at the same time. 'Since 1875, we have never seen the S&P rise for seven calendar years in a row' When...

CFP Board launches initiative to recruit women for financial planning

December 18, 2014

The Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards Inc. on Wednesday launched an outreach initiative aimed at bringing more women into the financial planning profession. A group of experts comprised of CFP professionals called the Women's Initiative...

Pimco plucks two from Schroders for equities expansion effort

December 18, 2014

Pacific Investment Management Co., the manager of the world's biggest bond fund, hired two people in its equity business as it continues to push in areas outside traditional fixed-income investing. Giles Money joins as a money manager in global...

Oil producers are feeling the heat from falling prices

December 3, 2014

Some oil producers have a lot to lose from cheap oil. When big debt comes back to bite you. Banks could hold oil producers over a barrel Merrill brokers are hitting the bricks, and they say it's because Bank of America is micromanaging the brokerage...

Advisers leave assets behind when switching firms

November 26, 2014

Hiring firms are often eager to announce the assets under management of a new hire, but how much of that money actually transfers over? In many cases, advisers and brokers are finding that about 20% of assets are left behind in an average move...

Tony Robbins wants to be the new voice for independent advisers

November 16, 2014

Tony Robbins, the self-help guru nicknamed the “mahatma of motivation,” is taking his toothy smile and his message of self-empowerment to financial services, where he hopes to be the face of the registered investment adviser business. With...

Bernie Clark's call to action: Advisers must make industry friendly to the young

November 6, 2014

As retirees begin to draw down their assets, registered investment advisers must look ahead to the next generation. That's what Bernie Clark, head of Schwab Advisor Services, reminded about 1,900 advisers during his opening remarks at the firm's...

To recruit young advisers, show them a path

November 3, 2014

I'll never forget the line that prompted me to become a financial adviser: “You'd be an idiot if you don't do this.” That blunt statement, made by Blair McCarthy, the adviser who had been recruiting me to join his firm, really got my attention....

A 401(k) conundrum: Can you make cash pile last for life?

October 8, 2014

Even if you've socked plenty of money away in your 401(k) plan and invested it carefully, some of your toughest decisions lie ahead. And don't expect much help or clarity from the government or your employer. Strategies for drawing down lump-sum...

Morgan Stanley hauls in $320M Neuberger Berman team

October 1, 2014

Morgan Stanley Wealth Management has wrapped up a round of mid-September hires that brought in a father-son team managing $320 million in assets at Neuberger Berman, the wealth management subsidiary of asset management firm Neuberger Berman...

The dangerous downside of the stronger dollar

September 30, 2014

A stronger U.S. dollar is threatening to knock the markets out of balance. This is scarier and more serious than the 'taper tantrum.' The downside of strength A commodity ETF that strikes all the right notes, and navigates the punishing tax...

Pimco fortifies to take on the old boss

September 29, 2014

Gross and Ivascyn square off in an unconstrained bond fund battle. The Pimco saga gets more interesting by the day. Taking on the old boss Pimco's parent stock price drop equates to $400 billion in fund outflows, according to Morgan Stanley....

Market risk is ignored by invincible investors

September 23, 2014

The downside of a Fed-fueled bull market is that everyone feels like an investment genius. The real risk in this market is that investors are starting to believe their portfolios are invincible. Confusing brilliance with a bull market Mohamed...

Frustrated Fed calls out consumers for saving too much

September 3, 2014

When all else fails, blame the consumer. Six years into one of the most aggressive monetary programs in U.S. history, the Fed is now pointing to consumer saving habits as the cause of the stubbornly-low inflation. Banks aren't the only ones...

Central bankers are pushing the whole world into stocks

August 27, 2014

Global equity markets swell to a record $66 trillion on signals from central bankers that low-rates are the status quo. Investors look past mounting geopolitical risks If retirement benefits are your primary goal, consider working for an oil...

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