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Time to Humbly Brag

I am pleased to roll out a new PLANADVISER initiative that I think is long overdue: Advisers Giving Back.

Advisers Giving Back: Innovest’s Culture of Compassion

Innovest Portfolio Solutions deploys its staff as volunteers throughout the year for a wide variety of charities in the Denver area; they also work with economically disadvantaged students to provide valuable work experience and help pay for their tuition.

New SEC Advertising Regulations Warrant Caution

The new principles-based approach to advertising regulations may allow advisers to better tell their stories to prospective clients, but it still requires careful recordkeeping and accurate statements.

The Business Cycle, Geopolitics and Retirement Investing

Trade tensions between the U.S. and China have dominated financial news headlines, but investors have a lot more to think about, including “Brexit,” an aging workforce and a new normal for interest rates.

Preventing Financial Abuse of Aging Clients

Retirement plan advisers do more than help shape their retired clients’ finances; they can and indeed must play a part in making sure their clients are treated equitably.

Advisers as Hybrid W-2 and 1099 Employees

Questions about compensation lie at the heart of advisers’ decisions about independence, practice ownership and opportunities for affiliation.

What Prolonged Low Rates Mean for TDF Investors

While they are responding in different ways, tactical and strategic target-date fund managers all have to adjust to a new normal of persistently low U.S. and global interest rates.

Advisers Giving Back: When People Need a Head Start

After learning about the work of Head Start, George P. Fraser decided to provide financial education to parents of students in the program and build a scholarship fund for the teachers employed there.