AFR/CFA Report: Brokers, Insurers Say One Thing in Ads, Another Thing in Contracts The CFA/AFR review of prominent firms' websites did not find on these firms' websites any prominent reference that labeled their representatives and agents as salespeople. Instead, the firms have adopted titles for their financial professionals that ... 01/21/2017 - 11:40 am | View Link
Report: Brokers Market Themselves as "Advisors" to the Public, But "Sales Reps" to the DOL “The answer to that question has multi-billion-dollar implications for millions of American workers and retirees who turn to financial professionals for help with their retirement investments. After all, people expect salespeople to look out for their ... 01/19/2017 - 6:03 am | View Link
That odd sound is optimism “The biggest challenges for FCMs since the 2008 financial crisis have been the double whammy ... and therefor there are customers and salespeople who are coming to the middle market FCMs. We are well-suited to service those customers and provide a ... 01/17/2017 - 7:51 am | View Link
Can Brokers and Agents Act in Their Clients’ Best Interests? I do believe there is a place for securities and insurance salespeople: for clients who know what they want, and simply want to buy it. "But people who want financial ‘advice/ about investments, insurance or anything else should be able to easily find a ... 01/11/2017 - 7:24 am | View Link
Kitces: Brokers, advisers and the 1% AUM convergence While some have discussed unbundling financial planning fees from AUM fees ... The fundamental point is simply that the distribution costs that investors once paid brokerage salespeople for investment products is slowly but steadily converging toward ... 12/11/2016 - 9:49 pm | View Link
What is Investment Counsel compared to other financial ... What is Investment Counsel compared to other financial service providers? Source: Investment Counsel Association of Canada, 2002: Choosing an investment advisor need ... 01/20/2017 - 6:57 pm | View Website
Chapter 4735: REAL ESTATE BROKERS Chapter 4735: REAL ESTATE BROKERS. 4735.01 Real estate broker definitions. As used in this chapter: "Real estate broker" includes any person, partnership ... 01/20/2017 - 6:14 pm | View Website
Brokers | FINRA.org There are various types of investment professionals. And the products and services each type can—or cannot—provide will depend on the license(s) and training the ... 01/20/2017 - 2:44 am | View Website
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NYS Division of Licensing Services • Do I need to be licensed? • What is the difference between a real estate broker and a real estate salesperson? • How do I become a real estate salesperson or ... 01/18/2017 - 10:31 am | View Website
Discussions around a women’s progressive platform must link issues of gender and race to STEM and technological innovation. These conversations, in turn, must inform economic policies and Silicon Valley should play a role in ensuring an inclusive workforce. Read More
Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan’s $45 billion philanthropy organization is making its first acquisition in order to make it easier for scientists to search, read and tie together more than 26 million science research papers. The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative is acquiring Meta, an AI-powered research search engine startup, and will make its tool free to all in a few months after enhancing… Read More
Apple has just released an update to macOS Sierra. 10.12.3 is a bugfix update, but it brings some much-needed changes for the new MacBook Pro released late last year. With today’s update, Apple has issued a couple of fixes for the graphics chipset in the 15-inch model. Apple has also fixed the Safari icon fetching bug that was affecting battery life.
One of the biggest surprises at last year’s Google I/O developer conference was the announcement of Instant Apps for Android. These new kinds of apps are meant to help bridge the gap between web apps and native apps. The idea here is to break native apps into very small packets that, because they are so small, can run almost instantly — and without having to go to an app… Read More
Microsoft heads to court Monday morning to defend its right to disclose when the government requests data on its users. The case, known as Microsoft v. Department of Justice began in 2016 when Microsoft sued the Department of Justice (DOJ) to challenge a part of the Electronic Communications Privacy Act (ECPA) under which the government serves warrants to tech companies.
In this strange “Age of Brexit” suddenly the chips are all up in the air. And while London remains the financial capital of Europe, that crown is now up for grabs. One of London’s biggest sectors, in terms of its financial sector, is its position as the multi-national clearing house of the European economy.