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On Tuesday, the American Federation of Teachers (AFT) asked the trustees of its pension funds to review its stock holdings and try to push fund managers to either shed investments in gun-makers and se [4/20/2018]  » READ MORE

By David Macchia

This is the final installment of our Candid Conversations interview series with Marc Vosen of Key Investment Services. To read part one, » READ MORE
The Insured Retirement Institute (IRI) thinks overall sales of annuities may have increased 0.3 percent between the fourth quarter of 2016 and the fourth quarter of 2017, to $48.4 billion. IRI Preside... [4/18/2018]  » READ MORE The public outcry around 401(k) savings generated during the tax-reform debate last year showed Congress that retirement is an important issue to Americans, said Brian Graff, National Association of P... [4/17/2018]  » READ MORE

By AXA Distributors, Laird Johnson

Consider a 1035 exchange to Investment Edge, then “stretch” the annuity.
When an individual inherits a non-qualified deferred annuity,...
[4/19/2018]  » READ MORE By Rich Blake

With so much hype surrounding Bitcoin, the rise of virtual money ­— better known as cryptocurrency — is impossible to ignore. Even amidst plummeting valuations an...
[4/19/2018]  » READ MORE By Rich Blake

First there were initials, like "SRI" and "ESG," and they were good. Good enough, anyway.

For more than a century, the "Socially Responsible Invest...
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Please join us on April 24, 2018 at 4:00-5:00 PM ET to learn more about the SEC’s EW fiduciary rule proposal. Eversheds Sutherland attorneys Cliff Kirsch and Ben Marzouk will lead a webinar dissecting... [4/19/2018]  » READ MORE Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Acting Director Mick Mulvaney has installed an outspoken deregulation advocate to direct policy for the agency's rulemaking arm. Thomas Pahl, acting director of th... [4/19/2018]  » READ MORE The SEC has unveiled a public service announcement to encourage investors to check the background of their investment professional by using the free search tool on before investing. "It c... [4/18/2018]  » READ MORE

Increase the ROI of Your People to Impact Your Financial Institution’s Bottom Line
The late Peter Drucker, known internationally as the “Father of Modern Management”, has a famous quote in his magnum opus Management: Tasks, Responsibilities, Practices (Harper Row, 1974), that says, “Leadership is lifting a person’s vision to higher sights, the raising of a person’s performance to a higher standard, the building of a personality beyond its normal limitations”. [9/7/2017]  » READ MORE
Building Better Customer Relationships by Asking the Right Questions
Last month, CNBC Portfolio Perspective featured an article by Sarah O’Brien who wrote that the financial services industry will become more “customer focused” and “a more ethical, value-oriented socially responsible profession over the next five to 10 years”. Per the article, regardless of what happens to the current DoL regulations under Trump, the industry will migrate this direction because of burgeoning awareness. [7/7/2017]  » READ MORE
Understanding the Era of the Digital Financial Life
A great reckoning with investors will soon confront financial institutions (FIs). Since the mid-1990s, the financial industry has made bold promises about how technology, the internet, big data and other revolutionary tools will transform all aspect of their financial lives. [6/28/2017]  » READ MORE