By the end of 2010, UBS, the world's largest money manager, plans to have $250 billion in ultra-high net worth client assets under management, and about 400 advisers serving those clients.
Segal has issued a reminder that the Department of Labor’s (DoL) new requirements for individual benefit statements require changes to participant plan statements.
A California CPA firm will have to pay $5,000 in restitution to an employee stock ownership plan (ESOP), to resolve a lawsuit alleging that the CPA firm knowingly participated in fiduciary breaches under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA).
Modest overall economic growth and a subsiding of inflation fears contributed to strong performance from U.S. equity markets in the last quarter of 2006, according to Mercer Investment Consulting (Mercer IC).
CDM Retirement Consultants, Inc. has come out with two new programs, the CDM Level Compensation Program and the CDM Fee-Based Program, to help advisers comply with fee transparency regulations.
While “inert″ participants seem to be the order of the day, those inclined to direct activity in their 401(k) accounts entered the New Year in a mood for trading.
Recent research from UBS Global Asset Management suggests that when individual investors pursue performance over portfolio discipline, they underperform the market – and their own investments.
New hedge funds had a difficult time raising money in the second half of 2006 after the equity market slowdown at midyear and the later meltdown of Amaranth Advisors, according to a new study from Absolute Return magazine.
In light of the Department of Labor’s (DoL) latest regulatory pronouncement on offering participant investment advice, DALBAR has already updated its two plan adviser certification programs.
The New York Stock Exchange has fined Morgan Stanley $300,000 for its failure to stop a trader from entering an order to buy $10.8 billion in stocks – rather than the $10.8 million intended.
Regardless of your relationship status, Valentine’s Day is coming – and for those of you in some kind of committed relationship (or wanting to be), here are some handy insights to get you ready for the day:
XShares Advisors LLC will develop exchange-traded funds (ETFs) based on carbon emission credits, which allow firms and other organizations the right to emit a stated amount of carbon dioxide over a specified time period, the company announced.
Northern Trust Global Investments (NTGI) has unveiled a Quantitative 130/30 Core Equity Strategy.
Assets of U.S.-listed exchange-traded funds (ETFs) were up slightly to $422 billion in January, according to new data from State Street Global Advisors.
The National Association of Securities Dealers (NASD) has fined four Fidelity broker-dealers a combined $3.75 million for faltering on some of their recordkeeping responsibilities for clients and ordered them to conduct audits of their registration and recordkeeping systems, policies and procedures.
The Depository Trust&Clearing Corporation (DTCC) has unveiled plans for a July launch of its redesigned Mutual Fund Profile Service database, which it says will be a centralized repository for information in a fund's prospectus.
Boston-based State Street Corporation announced Monday that it has agreed to buy Investors Financial Services Corporation in a stock transaction worth approximately $4.5 billion.
Dow Jones has announced the release of a new Web version of Dow Jones Wealth Manager, which it says provides financial advisers with the ability to match news to a clientâ€™s investments and professional and personal interests.
In its first Field Accounting Bulletin (FAB) of 2007, the U.S. Department of Labor’s (DoL) Employee Benefits Security Administration (EBSA) offered guidance pertaining to the investment advice and fiduciary investment adviser exemptions introduced in the Pension Protection Act (PPA).
Apparently, the conventional wisdom is right: the earlier you start saving, the more you save and the more generous market return you enjoy, the larger nest egg you will end up with, according to a recent Congressional Research Service (CRS) report.