February 10, 2013
NEW YORK (MainStreet) — The global investigation into the manipulation of interest rates has led to a third major bank facing significant fines and worldwide embarrassment.
February 8, 2013
The mutual fund industry is getting a little nervous about all the Washington talk about limiting tax loopholes and perceived shortcomings of the current retirement system.
Its leaders, such as Paul Schott Stevens, president of the...
February 7, 2013
NEW YORK (MainStreet) — It’s no secret that financial consumers are warming up to mobile banking, largely for reasons of convenience.
According to Juniper Research’s report,...
February 5, 2013
J.P. Pagoadacruz was sitting in a restaurant with friends one night when he realized he had forgotten his wallet. What might have been an embarrassment turned out to be no problem, though, because he had remembered to bring his phone. In a matter...
January 29, 2013
Rating agency Fitch on Monday stepped back from its threat to cut the United State's triple-A credit rating in the next few months, citing the recent debt deal in Washington, in the latest sign that anxieties have eased over another drawn-out...
January 28, 2013
Every financial adviser faces the uphill battle of building a customer base through referrals, networking, cold-calling and marketing - and the memory of his early days of seeking clients still haunts Christopher Dewdney.
"The first years...
January 24, 2013
Fast-changing features on social media sites are triggering a new wave of compliance challenges for financial advisers at a time when many are just becoming comfortable with the technology in the first place.
As social media sites such as...
January 24, 2013
You might want to learn to stop worrying and love currency wars, which are here to stay and, for investors, might not be all that bad.
A host of central bankers and policy makers have been talking currencies in recent days, generally about...
January 23, 2013
How do you impress someone who can afford almost anything?
Last March, about 20 wealthy guests gathered at Au Jardin Les Amis, an award-winning French restaurant in Singapore's Botanic Gardens to meet Baron Eric de Rothschild and...
January 22, 2013
NEW YORK (MainStreet) — At its most basic, the relationship between consumers and banks is one of trust.
Customers hand their hard-earned money to banks with the expectation they will...