Advisors

When Julie Penwell graduates from Central Washington University this spring, she plans to pursue the career she has been dreaming about since she was 15-years-old — that of a personal financial planner. Penwell decided to pursue the profession after a high school financial planning class gave her what she describes as “base level financial literacy”
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Two years ago, the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association conducted a cybersecurity simulation that mimicked a real attack. The test included the participation of more than 50 financial firms, as well as government regulators and SIFMA itself. Now, the industry trade group is preparing for the latest iteration of its test — dubbed Quantum
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Cultura/Antonio Saba | Getty Images At cocktail parties, financial advisors usually wouldn’t attract the biggest crowd. It’s a profession that never garnered much interest before the Great Recession. But times have changed. As retirement accounts were wiped away and market volatility took hold, investors didn’t mind a little hand-holding from a pro. That’s where financial
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Financial advisors have seen clients make very smart, and pretty dumb, 401(k) plan decisions. FatCamera | Getty Images Knowing a person’s investment approach could also provide insight into their financial priorities and what they’re looking for in a financial advisor, a new study suggests. By splitting investors into two categories, based on their general attitudes
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When investors are deciding where to stash their cash for retirement, there are several options. Americans rely more and more on saving in their employer-sponsored 401(k) plans — which are heavily funded by tax-deferred salary deferrals from the employee and tax-deferred employer matching contributions. Once employment ends, these 401(k) plan accounts are often rolled over
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S&P Dow Jones Indices, a unit of S&P Global Inc., is launching an environmental, social and governance version of its S&P 500 Index in an effort to meet increased investor demand for impact-investment products based on U.S. equities. In the coming months, S&P DJI will also launch a global family of ESG indices based on
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If you’re looking in your 401(k) plan for investments that back clean energy or gender and racial diversity, you may have a tough time finding them. A recent survey from Natixis Investment Managers finds that many workers would be more likely to save for retirement if their employer-sponsored retirement plan offered socially-conscious investments. Of the
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