1. Articles in category: Organization

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    1. Retirement Plans May Be ETFs’ Next Frontier

      Retirement Plans May Be ETFs’ Next Frontier

      The U.S. exchange traded fund universe has already topped $3 trillion in assets under management as a number of investors adopted the cheap, efficient and easy-to-use investment vehicle, but ETFs have yet to make a big headway into retirement plans. According to the Investment Company Institute, two-thirds of the $5 trillion in assets in company-sponsored [...]

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    2. Are you a reluctant manager?

      You became an advisor to help make a difference in your clients’ lives — not to manage people. And yet, here you are with a team. Many advisors struggle to get their teams to generate high-performance results. In our coaching programs, we estimate that more than 80% of advisor teams aren’t getting the results they want.

      Here are some of the biggest challenges we hear:

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    3. SEC Issues Investigative Report Concluding DAO Tokens, a Digital Asset, Were Securities

      SEC Issues Investigative Report Concluding DAO Tokens, a Digital Asset, Were Securities

      The Securities and Exchange Commission issued an investigative report today cautioning market participants that offers and sales of digital assets by "virtual" organizations are subject to the requirements of the federal securities laws. Such offers and sales, conducted by organizations using distributed ledger or blockchain technology, have been referred to, among other things, as "Initial Coin Offerings" or "Token Sales.

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    4. Designating Beneficiaries for Retirement Plans

      Designating Beneficiaries for Retirement Plans

      Almost every estate-planning client who walks through my door owns at least one qualified retirement plan asset, be it a typical 401(k) plan with her current employer or a traditional individual retirement account. A large percentage of this group has a majority of their net worth “tied up” in such accounts. As an estate-planning attorney, it’s my job to educate these clients on the most tax-efficient way to transfer such wealth to their beneficiaries, while taking into acco

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    5. The best way to beat robos: Be more human

      There's industry agreement that human advisers' jobs are relatively safe from robots. However, there's also agreement that advisers need to adopt new technologies to stay competitive.

      “I truly believe [technology] is going to be the very thing that ensures longevity in our profession," says Danielle Fava, product strategy and development director of TD Ameritrade Institutional.

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    6. The changing faces of organized crime in the financial services industry

      The changing faces of organized crime in the financial services industry

      On 14 June, 2000, Robert P Gallo was indicted on federal racketeering charges in the US District Court for the Southern District of New York. Normally, this would not have been particularly newsworthy – he was an associate of New York’s Genovese crime family, after all. However, in this instance, Gallo’s life of crime had taken a peculiar turn in the early 1990s: the ex-labor foreman and Genovese muscle had started working as an NASD-registered stockbroker.

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    7. My 76-year-old sister put a $9,000 medical debt on her credit cards

      My 76-year-old sister put a $9,000 medical debt on her credit cards

      My sister is 76, lives alone and her only source of income is $12,000 a year from Social Security. She has Medicare Part A, B and C that she pays out of this.

      However, recently she had some medical expenses and paid using three credit cards for a total $9,000. She cannot pay off these and makes the minimum payments and meanwhile the credit card people charge a lot of interest.

       

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    8. Fees can do serious damage to your client's retirement: Retirement Scan

      Fees can do serious damage to your retirement

      Clients who have assets in an IRA but want to reduce the costs may want to roll the money into their 401(k) plan if their employer allows such transfer, according to this article on Los Angeles Times. Many 401(k) plans offer investment options that have very low costs and are inaccessible to retail investors.

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