Advisors

Thomas M. Barwick | Getty Images Financial advisors have another “best interest” rule around the corner: This regulation applies to life insurance and annuity recommendations. New York is rolling out a regulation that will require financial advisors to place their clients’ interests above their own when they’re making recommendations around proposed or in-force insurance contracts.
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MixAll Studio | Blend Images | Getty Images Robo-advisors have made one thing abundantly clear to traditional financial advisors: Picking investments for clients is simply not enough anymore. “Investments are table stakes now,” said certified financial planner Erin Wood, vice president of wealth planning at Carson Group Holdings in Omaha, Nebraska. “Advisors have to help
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When Julie Penwell graduates from Central Washington University this spring, she plans to pursue the career she has been dreaming about since she was 15-years-old — that of a personal financial planner. Penwell decided to pursue the profession after a high school financial planning class gave her what she describes as “base level financial literacy”
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Comstock Images | Stockbyte | Getty Images People who have trouble focusing see an optometrist. Those with back pain perhaps visit a chiropractor. Similarly, individuals in unique financial situations, who earn money in a special way or belong to a specific social group may have considered consulting not only one of the nation’s 300,000 or
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Two years ago, the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association conducted a cybersecurity simulation that mimicked a real attack. The test included the participation of more than 50 financial firms, as well as government regulators and SIFMA itself. Now, the industry trade group is preparing for the latest iteration of its test — dubbed Quantum
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Cultura/Antonio Saba | Getty Images At cocktail parties, financial advisors usually wouldn’t attract the biggest crowd. It’s a profession that never garnered much interest before the Great Recession. But times have changed. As retirement accounts were wiped away and market volatility took hold, investors didn’t mind a little hand-holding from a pro. That’s where financial
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Financial advisors have seen clients make very smart, and pretty dumb, 401(k) plan decisions. FatCamera | Getty Images Knowing a person’s investment approach could also provide insight into their financial priorities and what they’re looking for in a financial advisor, a new study suggests. By splitting investors into two categories, based on their general attitudes
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Sen. Tim Scott, R-South Carolina, with students from the Richard Wright Public Charter School in Washington, D.C. Scott cosponsored legislation expanding tax-advantaged Opportunity Zones with Sen. Cory Booker, D-New Jersey. Bill Clark | CQ-Roll Call Group | Getty Images How can a formerly failing freshman in a South Carolina high school ultimately build a path
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