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It's past time for the wealth management industry to help the economically vulnerable

September 20, 2018

Growing up in Detroit in the 1960s and 1970s, and then returning there for visits today, feels like a tale of two cities. In my childhood, relatives and neighbors were employed in blue-collar jobs. Working hard, they earned enough to own their...

Why advisers should market philanthropic giving to entrepreneurs

September 19, 2018

Financial advisers who want to attract and retain entrepreneurial prospects and clients might want to start conversations on philanthropic giving. In a new study, Fidelity Charitable found that business owners are more likely than others to...

The power of philanthropy shifts to women, and advisers are taking notice

July 21, 2018

Financial adviser​ Randy Kaufman once worked with an artist making a generous bequest to a midwestern university. The university wanted to put her name on a building as a recruitment tool. The painter wanted to stay in the background. "I had...

Finalists announced for 12th annual Invest in Others Awards

July 16, 2018

Fifteen advisers and six companies have been named as finalists for the 12th annual Invest in Others Awards. The Invest in Others Charitable Foundation honors financial advisers and firms that have demonstrated commitment to their communities...

As ESG investments boom, asset managers seek out fixed-income options

August 30, 2018

Wall Street's do-good investment boom is finally taking notice of the credit markets. Sustainable investment assets grew 37% last year, according to Bloomberg data, but the majority of those funds focus on stocks. That's leading to some awkward...

Impact investments made by more than 70% of millennials and Gen Xers

June 12, 2018

A large majority of affluent millennials (77%) and Generation X investors (72%) have made an impact investment, according to a study from Fidelity Charitable, an independent public charity. This compares with just 30% of affluent donors from...

Help Clients Make Charitable Giving History

November 15, 2017

2017 may well be a record breaking year for philanthropy in the United States. Three significant contributing factors—strong markets, possible tax reform, and increased support for disaster relief and recovery—suggest that now may be an...

Charitable planning for business owners in transition

March 30, 2018

Boomer business owners are reaching an age at which they must exit the business and move into what used to be called "retirement." But many such boomers are still energetic and eager to put their money and their talent to work post-exit. As...

How to discuss philanthropy with wealthy clients

November 17, 2017

To enter the philanthropic planning space successfully, know that it is all about questions and conversations, rather than about expertise and answers. You become a resource for the client as he or she explores issues of great importance. From...

Bunching expenses is one way to recover benefits lost under tax reform

March 12, 2018

With all the changes to the rules regarding tax deductions included in the most recent tax reform act, taxpayers and their advisers are looking for ways to recapture some of the tax benefits that were lost. It could be that the best strategy...

Charitable giving through donor-advised funds on rise

April 6, 2018

The spirit of giving appears to have enjoyed a short-term boost thanks to a confluence of factors, including December's tax-reform package. Grants from donor-advised funds — which allow account holders to receive a tax deduction immediately,...

Billionaires donating to a Goldman charity unmasked by IRS error

March 15, 2018

Three of America's most discreet billionaire philanthropists have emerged as the biggest donors to the Goldman Sachs Philanthropy Fund after the IRS accidentally revealed their identities. A filing shows that former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer...

Year-end charitable-giving strategies

November 21, 2017

The tax code provides high-net-worth charitable donors with strategic opportunities to make their philanthropic activities go further. Opportunities also exist that can minimize their income and estate and gift tax liabilities, increase the...

Community Leadership Awards deadline extended

April 24, 2014

Nominate an adviser for a Community Leadership Award — the deadline has been extended through April 28. Honor a financial adviser who is dedicated to making the world a better place through their active commitment to philanthropy. Category...

Advisers recognized for giving back to their communities

September 19, 2013

A spotlight was on 15 financial advisers for their extraordinary commitment to their communities and five were singled out for special honors at the seventh annual Community Leadership Awards in New York on Thursday night. Awards in five categories...

TAXES: IRA charitable-gift extension included in tax extenders bill

April 6, 2010

The bill passed by the Senate last month that extends expiring tax breaks includes a provision affecting individual retirement accounts. HR 4213 would allow tax-free rollovers from IRAs to charities to continue through the end of this year....

As charity season nears, time to review clients' donor-advised funds

August 18, 2015

The end of summer is a great time for clients to review their donor-advised fund before the fall and winter charity season. A quick check on the use and funding of donor-advised funds once or twice a year maximizes financial and tax-planning...

Invest in others call to action: Nominations

March 17, 2015

Do you know an adviser who inspires hope? Who impacts their community? Who's changing the world? Financial advisers do amazing work for their clients, but they also do amazing work for their communities. Advisers are incredibly charitable —...

The art of legacy planning – 7 best practices for gifting art to museums

December 17, 2014

Artwork is among the most collected “investments of passion” among high-net-worth and ultrahigh-net-worth households and is increasing among advisers' clients. Worldwide, 600,000 millionaires are serious art collectors and high-net-worth...

Community Leadership Awards: Deadline is today

April 23, 2014

Honor a financial adviser who is dedicated to making the world a better place through their active commitment to philanthropy. Category winners will receive a $20,000 donation to the charity they support. Visit www.investinothers.org to submit...

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