Paul Weintraub, 86, formerly of Philadelphia, an innovative and entertaining co-owner of Martin’s Aquarium pet store, an entrepreneur who also sold tropical fish and desert plant medicines in supermarkets, and a certified insurance and finance consultant, is died Sunday, May 1 of lymphoma in the VITAS Inpatient Unit in DelrayRead More →

Financial adviser John Bovard, owner of Incline Wealth Advisors, said hiring talent has become a headache lately. To fill vacancies, the Cincinnati-based company began expanding the range of acceptable qualifications from those with traditional financial backgrounds to a broader pool, including younger applicants who were business majors at the collegeRead More →

SEC Chairman Gary Gensler once again speaks out on robo-advisors and fintech brokers, raising concerns about potential conflict of interest in these algorithm-based platforms. Speaking at the North Americans Securities Administrators Association symposium On Tuesday, Gensler said digital engagement practices such as robo-advisors and brokerage apps should be scrutinized toRead More →

With the recent market downturn, I’ve received a lot of questions about bear markets and how best to answer them. Here are some frequently asked questions that might be helpful. Q: What is a bear market and how is it different from a market correction? A: There is no “official”Read More →

This year’s Morningstar Annual Investing Conference in Chicago touched on big themes and new ideas on its first day: the individualization of investing, inflation, changes in sustainable investing and the risk of recession due to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. From “active customization” to “shoring friends” to SUVs and Formula 1Read More →

Disclosures: This document does not provide personalized investment advice. It has been prepared without taking into account the personal financial situation and objectives of the people who receive it. Morgan Stanley Smith Barney LLC (“Morgan Stanley”) recommends that investors independently evaluate specific investments and strategies, and encourages investors to seekRead More →

NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–May 11, 2022– Equitable, a leading financial services company and subsidiary of Equitable Holdings (NYSE: EQH), has launched a unique partnership and curriculum with Columbia University. The program invites finance professionals to study a specific curriculum focused on holistic financial planning and supporting clients in achieving their lifeRead More →

NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Equitable, a leading financial services company and subsidiary of Equitable Holdings (NYSE: EQH), has launched a unique partnership and curriculum with Columbia University. The program invites finance professionals to study a specific program focused on holistic financial planning and supporting clients in achieving their life goals and dreams.Read More →

What do you want to know Orion’s new tool helps advisors keep clients calm during market volatility and improves financial results. Envestnet announces several spring updates that improve its platform. Snappy Kraken acquired industry website builder and advisor website from existing integration partner. Orion Advisor Solutions has added behavioral financeRead More →

Acquiring wealth management group Fairstone has completed the purchase of a Cumbrian financial planning firm as the latest addition to its growing portfolio. North East-based Fairstone said Carlisle-based Financial Concepts directors Darren Turnbull, Anthony Phillipson and Nigel Shackleton decided to join Fairstone to support growth ambitions. Financial Concepts joined Fairstone’sRead More →

NEW YORK, May 3, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — ALM has released a new headline, The psychology of financial planningdeveloped in partnership with the Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards, Inc. (CFP Board). The psychology of financial planning is the first title to cover the six core knowledge topics in the fieldRead More →

For a former Fidelity executive, bitcoin in workplace pension plans evokes a very non-digital analogy: birth control. Start with the real world: a FOMO-fueled frenzy about the biggest investment trend of the 21st century, in which dozens of people are feverishly trading volatile cryptocurrencies on platforms like Coinbase. Laura Varas,Read More →

Nobody likes a surprise letter from the IRS. But for financial advisers whose clients are audited, the inconvenience presents an opportunity. By familiarizing themselves with how the dreaded process works, wealth planners can uncover a client’s honest mistakes, questionable moves, or unrealistic assumptions about investment returns. At a minimum, holdingRead More →

“College,” a financial roadmap for educating students and parents, is now available to Wailuku Federal Credit Union members. Artistic courtesy: CURevl The Wailuku Federal Credit Union now offers its members a college planning resource called Colleging, which was developed by a Texas-based credit union service organization that focuses on educationRead More →

In a perfect world, advisors would buy customer relationship management, or CRM, software from one of the well-known market leaders and – voila! — all data would be imported and the result would be an almost perfect environment in which everything works like a charm. It is a pleasant fiction.Read More →


Whether you’re attending college or a career-training school, you may have difficulty obtaining a student loan if you intend to enroll in just a few courses every semester. Numerous lenders demand borrowers to be enrolled in school at least half-time. What you should know if you are a part-time studentRead More →

Kathleen Kenealy, Director of Financial Planning, invites Tim Gibson, Managing Partner at McWalter Volunteer Insurance Agency, to answer some of the most frequently asked questions about life insurance. Listen now as they explain why you should consider getting life insurance, how much cover you might need and how you canRead More →

In one of the biggest recruitment moves among independent wealth managers this year, a firm overseeing 2,000 employer-sponsored pension plans has switched brokerages. Gallagher’s Retirement, Investment & Fiduciary Consulting Practices, which has more than 90 advisors and 50 support staff with listed discretionary assets under management of $6.27 billion onRead More →

By word in black Photography by RODNAE Productions/Pexels (WIB) – It’s healthy to start thinking about what to do if you’re diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease or another dementia causing memory loss or death. Routine care costs can include diagnostic and follow-up visits, prescription drugs and, in some cases, full-time residentialRead More →

News and research before you hear about it on CNBC and others. Claim your one week free trial for StreetInsider Premium here. Team previously managed Approximately $350 million in client assets; Major focus on marketing with transition to independence ST. PETERSBURG, Fla.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–A Philadelphia financial planning team today announced itsRead More →

(News USA) – Given the unique challenges and frequent unpredictability of a military lifestyle, financial planning is especially valuable and necessary for military families. There are several opportunities for military families to achieve their financial and savings goals, such as low-cost investments, loans, insurance, and legal protection. Applying the sameRead More →

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–A Philadelphia financial planning team today announced its partnership with Dynasty Financial Partners and the launch of an independent wealth management firm, Presilium Private Wealth. Presilium Private Wealth is an independent wealth management company, offering individuals simplified solutions supported by detailed financial plans. Four professionals from MerrillRead More →

According to a new study, millions of 403(b) plan participants across the country pay widely varying fees and choose from vastly different investment menus. Customers primarily from schools, universities, healthcare professions, religious organizations, and certain other public employees or non-profit workers pay record keeping and administration fees of between 0.0008%Read More →

Although most RIAs registered with the SEC will not receive a review this year, consulting practices that do get an audit will already have a full cheat sheet on hand. This is because the regulator has provided financial advisors and other wealth management professionals with its annual list of prioritiesRead More →

Financial advisors can get worn by discerning clients, especially those who have unreasonable expectations of market returns or spend too much in retirement. But mental frustration goes both ways, and when it comes to taxes, things can get dangerous. Wealthy investors are growing increasingly exhausted thinking about the Biden administration’sRead More →

Hispanic customers are an important demographic for advisors in the future. Hispanics are the demographic group most likely (26%) to say they feel “motivated” when thinking about financial planning in today’s environment, according to a survey by Lincoln Financial Group. The company’s monthly Consumer Sentiment Tracker also noted that theRead More →

TIAA has been named the Official Retirement Financial Planning Partner of the NBA’s Charlotte Hornets. Tweet that “We are thrilled to partner with TIAA and have them as our official retirement financial planning partner,” said Hornets Sports & Entertainment. President & Vice-president Fred Whitfield. “The culture and values ​​of ourRead More →

Passionate educator and financial literacy advocate Zonéke Domino-Thomas seeks to impact the lives of young clients by launching her new website Zonéke Domino-Thomas, MBA takes her passion for teaching financial literacy to the next level by announcing her intention to work with the younger generation. In a related development, theRead More →

Advyzon, one of Financial planning best fintechs to work foris the latest wealth technology company to offer outsourced investment management services. The company – which provides an all-in-one technology solution including CRM, portfolio management and reporting to approximately 1,000 financial advisors – announced the launch of Advyzon Investment Management (AIM),Read More →