Nearly two-thirds (65%) of advisors find that working from home has been just as effective as working from the office, and 86% report that they have been able to host productive virtual meetings with clients. Millennial advisors have been most successful during the transition to remote working, with 90% able to host productive virtual client meetings.
The SEC charged Daniel Kamensky, co-chair of the unsecured creditors committee in the Neiman Marcus Group Ltd. LLC Chapter 11 bankruptcy proceedings, with abusing his position on the committee to attempt to benefit a New York-based management firm that he founded and where he served as managing partner and portfolio manager.
The 2021 MDRT Executive Committee “focuses on supporting the industry, its members and their clients during unprecedented times” as Ian Green, Dip PFS, takes his place as 95th president and Gregory Gagne joins as secretary, the organization said in a news release.
Nearly half (49%) of respondents say their monthly spending has decreased over the course of the last year. Among that group, more than half (53%) say they are spending less because they are worried about the current economic situation and another 26% are spending less because they say their monthly income has decreased.
The Securities and Exchange Commission charged two Maryland companies Friday and their principals for a scheme that allegedly defrauded approximately 1,200 investors, many of them African immigrants, of more than $27 million.
The Securities and Exchange Commission today announced that Herbalife Nutrition Ltd. has agreed to pay more than $67 million to settle charges that it violated the books and records and internal accounting controls provisions of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA).
The Securities and Exchange Commission today announced that it has filed an emergency action against Florida-based investment adviser Coral Gables Asset Management LLC and its sole owner, David C. Coggins, in connection with an alleged fraudulent offering.
At the end of July, the American Association of Individual Investors announced a four-year low in the Investor Sentiment Survey. This marks a jump in optimism when compared with the end-of-July survey, which ranked among the 40 lowest readings ever recorded by the AAII Sentiment Survey. “Bullish sentiment has been below average since mid-March when the…
The Securities and Exchange Commission today charged former Hertz CEO and Chairman Mark Frissora with aiding and abetting the company in its filing of inaccurate financial statements and disclosures. Frissora has agreed to settle the charges and repay Hertz nearly $2 million in incentive-based compensation.
The Securities and Exchange Commission announced Monday that Interactive Brokers LLC will pay an $11.5 million penalty to settle charges it repeatedly failed to file Suspicious Activity Reports (SARs) for U.S. microcap securities trades it executed on behalf of its customers.
The SEC announced that it filed an emergency action and obtained a temporary restraining order and asset freeze against two Pennsylvania-based brothers and three entities they control to stop an offering alleged fraud and the misappropriation of investor proceeds.
International insurance company AmTrust Financial Services Inc. and its former CFO Ronald E. Pipoly Jr. with failing to disclose material facts about how the company estimated its insurance losses and reserves.
According to the complaint, Frederick Stow acted as the veteran’s registered representative for more than three decades and inserted himself over time into the veteran’s personal and financial affairs. In October 2015, Stow allegedly began making unauthorized sales of securities from the veteran’s individual retirement account.
The Securities and Exchange Commission charged a penny stock trader in Santa Cruz, Calif., with conducting a fraudulent pump-and-dump scheme in the stock of a biotechnology company by making hundreds of misleading statements, including a false assertion that the company had developed an “approved” COVID-19 blood test.
Brighthouse Financial, Inc. is one of two insurers selected by BlackRock, Inc. to help deliver LifePath Paycheck™, a next-generation investment solution being developed by BlackRock. The investment will be for use in retirement plans and include an annuity option.
The Securities and Exchange Commission announced charges against blockchain services company BitClave, headquartered in San Jose, Calif., for conducting an unregistered initial coin offering (ICO) of digital asset securities.
The Securities and Exchange Commission today announced that it has filed an emergency action and obtained a temporary restraining order and asset freeze against a California-registered investment adviser and his entities to halt an ongoing Ponzi scheme targeting senior citizens in Southern California.
The SEC settled charges against three former KPMG LLP audit partners for improperly sharing answers to internal training exams and for subsequent wrongdoing during an investigation of exam sharing misconduct at the firm.
A pair of companies allegedly tried to scam the public by claiming to offer products to combat the COVID-19 virus, the Securities and Exchange Commission said today. The companies are based in New York and Florida, two states hard hit by the virus.
The Securities and Exchange Commission has been appointed as receiver over Florida-based investment adviser TCA Fund Management Group and its affiliates as the companies address allegations of fraud.
Morgan Stanley Smith Barney has agreed to settle charges — and pay a $5 million fine — that it provided misleading information to clients in its retail wrap fee programs regarding trade execution services and transaction costs.
Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards, Inc. (CFP Board) announced today that it has postponed the July 2020 CFP® Certification Exam administration to September 22-29, 2020. The COVID-19 pandemic necessitated the change, officials said.
The Securities and Exchange Commission will give some companies more time to comply with certain publicly traded company filing obligations due to the worldwide coronavirus threat.
While the majority of Americans age 40 and over claim to have a well-defined retirement strategy, almost the same number would give themselves a‘ C’ grade or lower on their retirement savings, according to a new survey conducted by The Harris Poll on behalf of TD Ameritrade.
Two clients’ true stories during the last bear market reveal the pitfalls and opportunities that come with investing in uncertain times. Do you see your clients in this tale?
O.N. Investment Management Co. launched the Envestnet Insurance Exchange for its advisors. The insurance network provides access to reputable insurance carriers and their annuity products alongside traditional managed account investments on the Envestnet platform.
The news Friday that a top Iranian commander was killed in a U.S. drone strike sent global markets reeling. As the world awaits the next news in the unfolding showdown between the U.S. and Iran, Brad McMillan of the Commonwealth Financial Network explores the financial fallout of full-blown war.
Many Americans are leaving 2019 in debt. In fact, almost one in four people say “credit card debt” is their biggest financial regret of the past decade, according to a survey from Policygenius. An even bigger percentage (32.4%) of Americans say “paying down debt” is their biggest financial goal for next year.