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  1. The 8 Deadly Sins of Financial Advice

    As an informed consumer is the best defense against a swindling financial professional, here are eight things to watch out ...
  2. Find a New Financial Advisor Who's Right for You

    It is a jolt when a long-time financial consultant leaves. Be sure not to make a snap decision.
  3. Financial Planning: It's About More Than Money

    Financial planning isn't just about the money. Find out where else to focus on.
  4. Ethical Issues For Financial Advisors

    Financial advisors may face ethical issues in their work. Find out what they are.
  5. Six Things Bad Financial Advisors Do

    So you've gone to the trouble and expense of hiring a financial advisor. Here's how to decide whether they're doing you right ...
  6. 3 Secrets You Didn't Know About Estate Planning

    Three estate planning secrets every advisor and saver needs to know.
  7. Top 10 Cities For A Career In Finance

    Moving to one of these financial hot-spot destinations could set your career in motion.
  8. Billionaire John Paulson's Q1 Biotechs: AGN, SGYP

    Let's take a look at billionaire hedge fund manager John Paulson's Q1 investments in these healthcare stocks: AGN, SGYP
  9. Top 5 Occupations With the Widest Gender Income Gaps

    Find out which occupations have the widest pay gaps between male and female pay, and why the gaps seem to widen in high-paying ...
  10. How to Protect Your Parents from Financial Fraud

    How do you protect your parents from being victims of financial fraud before it happens? Here are some tips to help you minimize ...
  11. Marathon Asset Management: Should You Consider Them?

    Read about the investment operations of Marathon Asset Management, a specialist in distressed and special-situation investing ...
  12. What to Expect on the CFA Level I Exam

    The Level I exam for the Chartered Financial Analyst designation can be challenging. Here's what to expect.
  13. T. Rowe Price vs. Fidelity: Comparing Small Business 401(k) Providers

    Read about two reputable 401(k) providers offering plans for small businesses, and learn more about which services and features ...
  14. Sectors to Follow in Q2

    As we head into Q2, you might wonder what sectors are best positioned for the next three months. Here’s a quick look at some ...
  15. Merrill Edge vs. Edward Jones: Comparing Small Business 401(k) Providers

    Read about 401(k) plans for small businesses offered by two national providers, one delivering service online and the other ...
  16. Natixis Global Asset Management: Investment Manager Highlight (NTXFY)

    Read about the investment operations of Natixis Global Asset Management, a multiaffiliate manager with $870 billion in worldwide ...
  17. Mesirow Financial: Investment Manager Highlight

    Read about the investment management operations of Mesirow Financial, an employee-owned financial services firm with $96.8 ...
  18. Henderson Global Investors: Investment Manager Highlight (HGG.L)

    Read about the global operations of Henderson Global Investors, a London-based asset manager with more than $136 billion ...
  19. Pictet Asset Management: Investment Manager Highlight

    Read about Pictet Asset Management, a privately held Swiss investment management company with more than $150 billion in assets ...
  20. Affiliated Managers Group: Investment Manager Highlight (AMG)

    Read about the multiaffiliate business model employed by Affiliated Managers Group, a global investment manager with $611 ...
  21. Pioneer Investments: Investment Manager Highlight (UCG, SAN)

    Read about the business operations of Pioneer Investments, a global investment firm with more than $243 billion in assets ...
  22. Growth Investing: Famous Growth Investors (PRGFX)

    Find out who were the most famous growth investors of their time, and learn about the investment strategies that made them ...
  23. Dimensional Fund Advisors: Investment Manager Highlight (BA, IBM)

    Read about Dimensional Fund Advisors, a global asset management company founded on transforming academic research into practical ...
  24. AEW Capital Management: Investment Manager Highlight

    Read about the real estate investment manager AEW Capital Management, and learn more about the kinds of market exposure its ...
  25. Pass Your CFA Exams on the First Try

    Become one of the elite who pass these exams by using these simple study methods.
  26. MBA or CFA: Which Is Better for a Career in Finance?

    Potential financial advisors, analysts or asset managers have many credentials and degrees from which to choose. Here's a ...
  27. Is it Too Easy to Become an RIA?

    If you want to become an RIA all you have to do is pay a $165 fee to the SEC and pass the Series 65 exam. Is the bar set ...
  28. Deutsche Asset Management: Investment Manager Highlight

    Read about the global operations of Deutsche Asset Management, an institutional investment and retail fund manager with $846 ...
  29. BNP Paribas Investment Partners: Investment Manager Highlight

    Read about the investment operations of BNP Paribas Investment Partners, the asset management arm of the French banking giant ...
  30. Wells Capital Management: Investment Manager Highlight (WFC)

    Read about Well Fargo & Company's institutional asset management subsidiary Wells Capital Management, a firm with over $348 ...
  31. UBS Asset Management: Investment Manager Highlight

    Read about the investment management operations of UBS Asset Management, a global operation with $649 billion in assets under ...
  32. Manulife Asset Management: Investment Manager Highlight (MFC)

    Read about Manulife Financial Corporation's global investment management unit, an operation with more than $300 billion in ...
  33. Principal Global Investors: Investment Manager Highlight (PFG)

    Learn about the investment operations of Principal Global Investors, the Principal Financial subsidiary with more than $36 ...
  34. Oak Investment Partners: Investment Manager Highlight (ODP, DKS)

    Learn about the operations of Oak Investment Partners, a private equity firm with 13 venture capital funds invested primarily ...
  35. Melon Capital Management: Investment Manager Highlight (BK)

    Learn more about the investment management operations of Mellon Capital Management, a BNY Mellon subsidiary with over $329 ...
  36. Broker Or Trader: Which Career Is Right For You?

    A day in the life of a broker or trader is an exciting and varied one. Find out how to decide between these two financial ...
  37. The 8 Biggest International Asset Managers in 2016 (ALV, LGEN)

    Learn more about eight of the largest investment management companies headquartered in Europe, as ranked by assets under ...
  38. Top Ways to Guard Against Financial Elder Abuse

    Financial elder abuse is rampant. Here are some steps that you and your family can take to help guard against financial scams ...
  39. Allianz Global Investors: Investment Manager Highlight (ALV)

    Take a closer look at Allianz Global Investors, a worldwide asset management company with more than $477 billion in assets ...
  40. Artisan Partners: Investment Manager Highlight (APAM)

    Learn about Artisan Partners Asset Management, including its unique business model and diverse selection of investment strategies.
  41. Eagle Asset Management: Investment Manager Highlight

    Learn more about Eagle Asset Management, including investment strategies and key members of the firm's executive staff.
  42. GE Asset Management: Investment Manager Highlight (GE, ELFNX)

    Read more about GE Asset Management, the General Electric Company (GE) subsidiary with approximately $115 billion in assets ...
  43. JPMorgan Asset Management: Investment Manager Highlight (JPM)

    Read about the asset management arm of JPMorgan Chase & Company, one of the largest banking and financial services companies ...
  44. Legg Mason: Investment Manager Highlight (LM)

    Read about Legg Mason, one of the world's largest asset management firms, and learn more about its multi-manager approach ...
  45. John Paulson's Success Story: Net Worth, Education & Top Quotes

    Learn about the early life and distinguished career of John Paulson, the hedge fund manager who made billions betting on ...
  46. Mohamed El-Erian Vs. Bill Gross: The Two Bond Kings (C, JNS)

    Discover how Bill Gross and Mohamed El-Erian, two investors who preach eliminating emotion from investing decisions, let ...
  47. Mohnish Pabrai's Success Story: Net Worth, Education & Top Quotes

    Discover how Mohnish Pabrai became a successful value investor and why he wants to give most of his wealth to the poorest ...
  48. Western Asset Management: Investment Manager Highlight (LM)

    Learn more about Western Asset Management, a Legg Mason subsidiary and fixed-income specialist with more than $433 billion ...
  49. Should You Choose a Fee-only Financial Advisor?

    Is working with a fee-only financial advisor always your best option?
  50. Stephen Schwarzman's Success Story: Net Worth, Education & Top Quotes (BX)

    Learn more about the life of Stephen A. Schwarzman, one of the most influential and successful people in private equity in ...
  51. 5 Simple Steps for Setting Smart Investing Goals

    One of my favorite financial advisor mantras is that it’s not always what you own, but why you own it, that counts. Learn ...
  52. John Hancock Investments: Investment Manager Highlight

    Learn about John Hancock Investments, its leaders and its unique manager-of-managers approach to the asset management business.
  53. Bruce Kovner's Success Story: Net Worth, Education & Top Quotes

    Learn about the life of Bruce Kovner, one of the most successful hedge fund managers in the United States and one of its ...
  54. John Keeley's Success Story: Net Worth, Education & Top Quotes

    Learn information on the success story of well-known financial analyst and investment manager, John Keeley, and get insight ...
  55. Ray Dalio's Success Story: Net Worth, Education & Top Quotes

    Read about Ray Dalio, one of the most successful investors in the United States and founder of the world's largest hedge ...
  56. Ken Fisher's Success Story: Net Worth, Education & Top Quotes

    Learn about the rise of Kenneth Fisher, the would-be forester who became the founder of one of the largest money management ...
  57. So, You Want to Earn Your CFA?

    Here are some pros and cons to consider before you take the CFA charter plunge.
  58. If You Win a Broker Arbitration, But Can't Collect

    Here's what to do next if your broker stiffs you when you win an arbitration.
  59. How Can Technology Make You a Smarter Investor?

    Managing money these days has become very similar to planning a trip as people use the same strategy of combining personal ...
  60. Match Your Tax Preparer to Your Tax Picture

    A tax pro can not only minimize the taxes you pay on tax day but may be able to help with other tax matters. Here's how to ...
  61. CFA Vs. Series 7: Which is Easier

    Find out which is exam is easier: The Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) exam, or the Series 7 securities exam for registered ...
  62. Financial Auditor: Job Description & Average Salary

    Discover what it means to hold a financial auditor position, including typical job duties, education and training, required ...
  63. Financial Planner: Job Description & Average Salary

    Discover the general job duties and average salary of a financial planner, as well as the education, training and skills ...
  64. The Top RIA Deals of 2015

    It was a big year for change within the RIA industry. Here are 2015's biggest mergers, acquisitions and buyouts.
  65. Taxes: H&R Block vs. TurboTax vs. Jackson Hewitt

    There are more and more tax services to help ease the pain of filing income taxes. Here's our take on three of the biggest.
  66. How to Create a New Financial Product in 10 Steps

    The 10 steps outlined here are essential to the creation of a new financial product.
  67. A Day In The Life Of A Public Accountant

    Here's an inside look at the workdays of two experienced CPAs, to give you an idea of what it might be like to pursue a career ...
  68. New York's Economy: The 6 Industries Driving GDP Growth

    Learn about the six most influential industries in New York, the most economically productive city in the country, and home ...
  69. 4 Famous People Whose Finances Were Under Conservatorship

    Understand what conservatorship is and how it comes about during the legal process. Learn about four celebrities who were ...
  70. Internal Advisor Consultant: Career Path & Qualifications

    Discover more about the responsibilities of an internal advisor consultant, the average salary he can expect and the qualifications ...
  71. How Much Do CPAs Make?

    If you're considering becoming a CPA, here's what you might expect to earn.
  72. VCIT: Vanguard Intermediate-Term Corp Bd ETF

    Learn about the Vanguard Intermediate-Term Corporate Bond ETF, and explore detailed analysis of the fund's characteristics, ...
  73. Top 10 Investopedia Personal Finance Stories of 2015

    Every year is the year to start saving money, and 2015 was no different.
  74. Breaking Down Financial Securities Licenses

    Find out which exam you need to begin your career as an investment professional.
  75. Financial Analyst: Career Path & Qualifications

    Read about what it takes to become a financial analyst in a corporation or securities firm, and learn how far you can rise ...
  76. Treasurer: Career Path & Qualifications

    Learn what it takes to be a modern corporate treasurer, starting from undergraduate study and working up the ladder into ...
  77. The Millennial Guide to Choosing a Financial Advisor 

    Choosing the right financial advisor is a must for millennials who need professional guidance with managing their money.
  78. Financial Planner: Career Path & Qualifications

    Learn what education and certifications you need to become a financial planner, as well as the future prospects and earnings ...
  79. Where to Find Non-Profit Finance Jobs

    The non-profit sector offers a stable selection of jobs for those who seek other types of fulfillment from their jobs than ...
  80. The Right Financial Advisor for Gay Couples

    While finding the right advisor for gay couples is much easier since same-sex marriages were legalized, same-sex couples ...
  81. How Hard are the CFA Exams?

    Learn about the difficulty of the CFA exams with a description of the tests, some statistics on pass rates and suggestions ...
  82. Portfolio Manager: Career Path & Qualifications

    Learn about the basic requirements for getting hired as a portfolio manager, and discover how most professionals in the field ...
  83. 4 Professional Associations Advisors Should Join

    These four professional organizations are among the most respected and well known in the industry.
  84. Equity Research: Career Path and Qualifications

    Find out what equity research analysts do on a day-to-day basis, and learn more about the typical career progression for ...
  85. Why You Should Hand Investing Over to Your Advisor

    Here's why it is a good idea to leave investment decisions to a qualified financial advisor.
  86. Certified Financial Planner: A Retirement ‘Must?’

    You've seen those letters "CFP" after a financial advisor's name. What do they mean? And do they make a difference in the ...
  87. Common Interview Questions for Financial Planners

    Understand the kinds of questions often asked in financial planning job interviews, and learn how to answer them in the most ...
  88. Financial Auditor: Career Path & Qualifications

    Learn more about what it takes to become an internal or external financial auditor, and determine whether the profession ...
  89. Financial Data Analyst: Career Path & Qualifications

    Learn more about the career options available to financial data analysts, and determine whether the profession is a good ...
  90. Internal Auditor: Career Path & Qualifications

    Find out what kind of work internal auditors do in large organizations, and learn more about how to get started working in ...
  91. Fee-Only Financial Advisors: What You Need To Know

    Are you considering hiring a fee-only financial advisor or one who is compensated via commissions? Read this first.
  92. Two Heads Are Better Than One With Your Finances

    We discuss the advantages of seeking professional help when it comes to managing our retirement account.
  93. Tips on Passing the CFA Level I on Your First Attempt

    Obtain valuable tips and helpful study instructions that can help you pass the Level 1 Chartered Financial Analyst exam on ...
  94. How the Social Security Reboot May Affect You

    While there’s still potential for some “tweaking” around your Social Security retirement benefits, I’d like to share some ...
  95. Putting Your CFA Level I on Your Resume

    Learn techniques for emphasizing your CFA Level I status in the Skills and Certifications or Professional Development section ...
  96. 'Man Up': 3 Tips for Working with Male Clients

    Male clients aren't always financially literate. Here's how advisors can meet their needs.
  97. Common Interview Questions for Compliance Officers

    Prepare to ace your compliance officer interview. Learn how to answer some commonly asked interview questions and what you ...
  98. Consider A Career As A Financial Communications Professional

    Regulators, sales people and clients all look to communications professionals to help them navigate the markets.
  99. Investment Analyst: Career Path and Qualifications

    Learn how to prepare for a career as an investment analyst, and read more about how many professionals in the field progress ...
  100. The Highest Paying Government Jobs

    Learn how professionals can work for the government and still make high salaries; identify the specific professions that ...
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