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How men and women really divide financial responsibilities

May 10, 2016

Financial advisers probably know now that when it comes to female clients, it all comes down to trust, but do they know how women and men stack up against each other in the household? Here’s a breakdown of the ways both men and women feel...

Clients still need Social Security advice

April 24, 2016

The Bipartisan Budget Act of 2015 took the wind out of the sails of many advisers who had been looking forward to using a Social Security claiming strategy known as file and suspend on behalf of their baby boomer clients. The option, which was...

Most women don't trust financial advisers

April 4, 2016

Most women don't trust financial advice. Here's why. A majority of women believe the financial services industry is more dedicated to profits than to providing sound financial advice. According to the Bacon Cheeseburger Index, the Federal Reserve...

Nominate your best for InvestmentNews' 40 Under 40

March 1, 2016

InvestmentNews is beginning its search for the best and brightest among the advice industry's up-and-comers. We're counting on you to help us out. If you know a superstar adviser who will be 39 or younger on June 20 — someone who really stands...

Help women tackle their larger student debt burden

February 12, 2016

Women have yet another financial concern that weighs more heavily on their shoulders than on men's. College-educated women are taking a longer time paying off the debt they incurred to attend school, new research has found. In 2012, working...

We might all be better off if more women were managing money

January 27, 2016

If the data is correct, we would all benefit if more women were managing money. The male-dominated province of so-called Masters of the Universe. Newsflash: Rising oil prices are good for stocks, unless they're not. Got it? The stock-oil correlation...

Gray divorce boosts poverty level for women

January 12, 2016

Divorce among spouses age 50 and older is increasingly common and has negative implications for baby boomers' retirement security, according to new research from the National Center for Family & Marriage Research at Bowling Green State University....

What we'll remember about the markets in 2015

December 29, 2015

Reflecting on 2015, I'm inclined to dub it the year of “It's about time.” After years of taunting and teasing, the Federal Reserve finally pulled the trigger in December with the most hyped 25-basis-point interest-rate hike in history, leading...

Sallie Krawcheck dishes on being downsized

November 30, 2015

Sallie Krawcheck says the economy is evolving at such a rapid pace that producing great results isn't doesn't equal job security. She knows a thing or two about job security. That point when you realize the company is going in a different direction....

How advisers can close the industry's gender pay gap

November 29, 2015

InvestmentNews' Women's Issue last week uncovered many realities about life in the financial advice industry. One seemingly positive finding: The gender pay gap is smaller for financial advisers than for the labor force as a whole. Women make...

Morningstar's Benz: My journey from copy editor to fund analyst

November 29, 2015

Most of my colleagues have a voracious appetite for anything related to business or investments. Morningstar's first mutual fund analyst and current managing director Don Phillips sunk his paper-route money into a mutual fund, compelled by the...

Securities America's Wertheim: 9 lessons for making it in the advice business

November 28, 2015

As a woman in a male-dominated field, the early days of my career in the industry were interesting, to say the least. While I received my share of patronizing and sexist comments, some of my best advocates were men. When I was interacting with...

Michelle Brennan Hall: Two realizations that shaped the businesswoman I am today

November 28, 2015

My career began in 1990 in my family's financial advice business. After a two-year mentoring program during which I became fully licensed, it was time to build my practice within our company. While growing a client base, my father also challenged...

Envestnet's Hardwick: Women need support at work and at home in order to succeed

November 27, 2015

I didn't really know what having a high-powered career meant as a young girl growing up in a small town in Ohio, but somehow I knew I wanted one. I was born with an itch to succeed that I inherited from my father, and both of my parents strongly...

Cetera's Erinn Ford: My unlikely path into the financial services industry

November 26, 2015

Twenty-five years ago, I walked into a Series 24 prep class. I was the only female among a sea of men. Within minutes of sitting down, one of them passed me a note that said, “You'll never make it in here.” The irony is that at the time,...

Department of Labor's Borzi: Women have a powerful role in changing employee benefits law

November 24, 2015

I regularly talk to university students about my career path. The title of my speech is always the same: Life is not a straight line. I grew up in a close-knit Italian family in New York with my parents as my most important role models. My dad...

Female breadwinners need advisers' help talking to their partners about money

November 24, 2015

A new study conducted by the Family Wealth Advisory Council found that more than 70% of female breadwinners want their advisers to help them communicate with their partners as part of their wealth management engagement. The reason is that being...

How to encourage the rise of senior women in financial advice

November 23, 2015

For all the advances that women have made in financial services, a large gender gap persists at the top of most advisory firms — an unsettling trend in an industry dependent on the strength of its relationships with a diverse set of clients,...

SheCapital gets women started with investing

November 23, 2015

When she saw the giant hole unfilled by a lack of women in investing, Tina Powell responded with the first solution of its kind — a robo-adviser for women. Ms. Powell, the director of business management for Beacon Wealth Management, came...

Investing in women a worthy strategy

November 22, 2015

Gender equality has garnered significant attention in the investment community — and our society as a whole — in recent months. The #HeForShe campaign continues to gain steam, companies like Google and Intel are pledging significant capital...

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