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Wealthfront, Edelman clash on robo-advisers
The old guard of wealth management clashed with the new as Ric Edelman delivered a bleak assessment of his peers' future during a spirited debate with Adam Nash, the top executive at Wealthfront.
Simple due diligence rules for investing in alternatives
Answers to three big questions when investigating nontraded REITs, BDCs are key before investing client assets
Russia is starting to look like an investment opportunity
Today's Breakfast with Benjamin features the case for investing in Russia looking great, at least on paper. Plus: Hedge funds are still shorting oil, will the big snowstorm close the financial markets, and how to pick the right IRA for your clients.
Active managers get a seat at the ETF table
To the chagrin of some, a fast-growing industry comes to terms with active management.
Schwab adds 18 more funds to its commission-free ETF platform
Schwab's fund platform is expanding to 198 the number of ETFs that trade without commissions.
Bordeaux is illiquid but there is a way to invest in wine
More than half a dozen firms peddling wine investments in the U.K. alone went belly up last year. Why have there been so many flops? A fund's structure — and the wine it buys for investing — are key to success.
Weighing a Plan B in estate planning in light of Obama's proposed tax overhaul
President Barack Obama's proposed tax plan has ignited a new conversation among tax experts on which possible strategies would work best if it goes through.
The next thing to worry about: Investor overconfidence
In Friday's Breakfast with Benjamin, the downside of a multi-year bull market in stocks: Investors get overconfident. Plus: If oil drops to $30 look out below, not all hedge fund workers are rich, and what the IRS is looking for now.
Hedge fund managers testing the social media waters
Lifted advertising ban and pressure from liquid alts drive secretive managers into the open.
Financial advisers rocket Vanguard to No. 2 in ETFs behind BlackRock
The firm's focus on cost-conscious, fee-based advisers has been a winning strategy.
Good looks aren't everything, but it might help you attract more assets
In today's Breakfast with Benjmain, looks might help money managers land more assets, but they also tend to underperform. Plus: Darryl Strawberry's contract balance goes to the highest bidder, Florida investment manager charged with bilking $17M from clients, and a hedge fund manager uses proper ...
Norm Champ to depart SEC
Head of the agency's Division of Investment Management will leave before the end of the month
MLP funds, once seemingly immune, show signs of frailty as energy prices fall
Popular category for yield-starved investors posts first quarterly decline in two years.
Gold shines amid growing economic stress in Europe
Today's Breakfast with Benjamin includes gold hitting its highest level since September. Plus: Obama wants to tak 529 plans to fund free community college, emerging-market-debt managers emerge from the wreckage of 2014, and it's time to change some passwords.
Swiss franc fallout hits some liquid alt funds harder than others
Financial advisers who have been watching from a distance the fallout from Switzerland's surprise move last week to remove its currency ceiling against the euro might want to take a closer look at some of the mutual funds in their clients' portfolios.While it might be disheartening to see something
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