Covid-19

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Return of live events is a welcome step forward

The challenge now is for organizers to make even more people feel safe enough to return in person.

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How firm leaders can rejuvenate DEI efforts

The panelist referenced the popular musical 'Hamilton' by Lin-Manuel Miranda, saying that diversity needs to be in 'the room where it happens.'

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Adviser’s humanitarian efforts during disasters recognized

Invest in Others' Volunteer of the Year is Kenneth 'Larry' Agee for his work with Disaster Aid USA.

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SEC, Finra officials: Don’t just go through motions on Reg BI compliance

Regulators said brokerages should not only tell reps what Reg BI says but provide examples of how to meet its requirements.

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What drives value for RPA firms?

RPAs with strong wealth management businesses and leadership will command a premium price, among other factors.

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Small retirement accounts, prone to cash-outs and getting lost, a growing problem

With the number of small accounts likely to rise as more states adopt auto-IRA programs, the U.S. could benefit from single-account systems, automatic portability and other reforms, Brookings found.

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TIAA participants waiting longer to retire

Required minimum distributions are becoming the de facto default distribution choice for retirees, TIAA data show.

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Sharing the student debt load

The freeze on student loans has been a financial lifeline for many. That hasn’t been lost on employers, who are juicing up benefits.

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Putting Social Security’s financial outlook in perspective

The acceleration in the projected depletion of the trust fund is bad, but given that this was the first report to include the effects of the pandemic-induced recession, the news could have been worse.

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Finra extends brokerage office remote inspections into 2022

The rule change is effective immediately and will become operative on Jan. 1, if the Securities and Exchange Commission does not object.

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Why Wall Street just isn’t Wall Street anymore

The Covid-19 pandemic has caused many to question the need to work in or continue their professional lives in Manhattan. Advances in technology have made working in an office in or close to Manhattan less important.

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Merrill spiffs up broker workstation, adds client banking information

The change in the broker workstation is part of a broad effort, dubbed internally Project Thunder, to make work life a little bit easier and more comfortable for Merrill's advisers.

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SEC marketing rule causes advisers most compliance concerns

Even though advisers don’t have to comply with the rule for more than a year, it ranked as the hottest compliance topic, according to a survey; cybersecurity and climate change/ESG were other areas worrying advisers.

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Inside ETFs, WealthStack postponed until June 2022

The events, which had been scheduled to take place Sept. 27-29, are being put off amid the spread of the delta variant of Covid-19.

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Snappy Kraken pushes annual conference to 2022

The conference, originally scheduled for Oct. 20-22, will now take place on May 4-6, 2022 at the Aria in Las Vegas. The move follows other recent postponements of tech-related events.

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Raymond James delays office return amid Florida virus surge

The firm has pushed its return-to-office date back to the middle of October, after having asked some employees to return to work next week.

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Social Security trust fund to be depleted 1 year sooner than expected

The 2021 Trustees Report shows the trust funds will run dry in 2034 as a result of the economic fallout from the pandemic.

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As Covid cancels industry events, advisers weigh attending what’s left

FPA is cancelled, but Morningstar is still on track. The industry is on edge over how to proceed in the most responsible fashion possible.

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Goldman requires vaccines and masks at work

The firm that led Wall Street's return to the office responds to the spread of the highly contagious delta variant with more stringent safety measures.

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Covid cost employers $4.7 billion a week in lost productivity

Workers want better health care benefits once the pandemic is over, according to a survey by BrightPlan.