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  1. Principal Global Investors: Investment Manager Highlight (PFG)

    Learn about the investment operations of Principal Global Investors, the Principal Financial subsidiary with more than $36 ...
  2. 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 ...
  3. 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 ...
  4. 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 ...
  5. 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 ...
  6. 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 ...
  7. 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 ...
  8. Artisan Partners: Investment Manager Highlight (APAM)

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

    Learn more about Eagle Asset Management, including investment strategies and key members of the firm's executive staff.
  10. 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 ...
  11. 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 ...
  12. 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 ...
  13. 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 ...
  14. 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 ...
  15. 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 ...
  16. 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 ...
  17. Should You Choose a Fee-only Financial Advisor?

    Is working with a fee-only financial advisor always your best option?
  18. 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 ...
  19. 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.
  20. 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 ...
  21. 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 ...
  22. 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 ...
  23. 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 ...
  24. 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.
  25. 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 ...
  26. 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 ...
  27. Financial Auditor: Job Description & Average Salary

    Discover what it means to hold a financial auditor position, including typical job duties, education and training, required ...
  28. 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 ...
  29. 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.
  30. 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.
  31. 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.
  32. 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 ...
  33. 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 ...
  34. 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 ...
  35. 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 ...
  36. How Much Do CPAs Make?

    If you're considering becoming a CPA, here's what you might expect to earn.
  37. 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, ...
  38. Top 10 Investopedia Personal Finance Stories of 2015

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

    Find out which exam you need to begin your career as an investment professional.
  40. 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 ...
  41. Treasurer: Career Path & Qualifications

    Learn what it takes to be a modern corporate treasurer, starting from undergraduate study and working up the ladder into ...
  42. 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.
  43. 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 ...
  44. 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 ...
  45. 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 ...
  46. 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 ...
  47. 4 Professional Associations Advisors Should Join

    These four professional organizations are among the most respected and well known in the industry.
  48. 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 ...
  49. 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.
  50. 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 ...
  51. 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 ...
  52. Financial Auditor: Career Path & Qualifications

    Learn more about what it takes to become an internal or external financial auditor, and determine whether the profession ...
  53. 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 ...
  54. 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 ...
  55. 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 ...
  56. 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 ...
  57. 'Man Up': 3 Tips for Working with Male Clients

    Male clients aren't always financially literate. Here's how advisors can meet their needs.
  58. 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 ...
  59. Consider A Career As A Financial Communications Professional

    Regulators, sales people and clients all look to communications professionals to help them navigate the markets.
  60. 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 ...
  61. The Highest Paying Government Jobs

    Learn how professionals can work for the government and still make high salaries; identify the specific professions that ...
  62. This Is How Financial Advisors Can Help with Debt

    Learn how a financial advisor can help you analyze and structure your finances to bring down debt, and how to find the right ...
  63. 6 Crisis-Prevention Checks for Aging Parents

    Even if they're still in relatively good shape, making plans for Mom and Dad's well-being now can benefit everyone later.
  64. How Does Your Financial Advisor Get Paid?

    Some questions to ask your financial advisor about the recommendations they make and how they get paid.
  65. Where Do Accountants Earn the Most Money?

    Accountants earn higher-than-average salaries, but they can make even more in certain parts of the country and sub-sectors.
  66. RIAs: How to Keep Your Eye on Long-Term Growth

    For owners of independent RIAs, there's little time to think about anything but daily operations. Here are a few strategies ...
  67. Career Advice: Financial Analyst Vs. Financial Adviser

    Read an in-depth review of the differences between a career as a financial Adviser versus a career as a Financial Analyst, ...
  68. How to Ace the CFA Level I Exam

    Prepare to ace the CFA Level 1 exam by studying systematically.
  69. Career Advice: Financial Planner Vs. Wealth Manager

    Understand the differences between a career in financial planning and wealth management, and identify which is better for ...
  70. Career Advice: Accountant Vs. Financial Planner

    Identify the key differences between a career in accounting and financial planning, and learn how your personality dictates ...
  71. Career Advice: Accountant Vs. Controller

    Learn about the differences between controllers and accountants, how the two are related and which is the best career choice ...
  72. Hiring a Financial Advisor? Look for the CFP Label

    Don’t skimp on the CFP designation. Here's why those three letters show that someone is qualified in financial and investment ...
  73. A Look at 6 Leading Female Value Investors

    In an industry still largely predominated by men, we look at 6 leading female value investors working today.
  74. The 6 Best Financial Advisors in Chicago

    Understand what makes a financial advisor good and why it may be difficult to find one. Learn about six of the best Chicago-based ...
  75. How to Become an Accredited Investor

    We offer a breakdown of how one qualifies to be an accredited investor and the best way to determine if you net worth is ...
  76. Asset Manager Ethics: Investment Process and Actions

    Managers, in developing their investment process, need to determine some “general rules” that make it meaningful. We offer ...
  77. 10 Ways to Retrofit Your House for a Senior

    A checklist of renovations a residence may need as you get older – or if you have an elderly person living with you.
  78. Retrofitting v. Moving: What's Better for Seniors?

    Should you spend money to make your home senior-friendly or to buy a new place? Personal needs and project size determine ...
  79. Career Advice: Financial Analyst Vs. Investment Banker

    Read an in-depth comparison about working as a Financial Analyst vs. working as an Investment Banker, two highly prestigious ...
  80. Advisors: Which Certifications Are Essential?

    The right advisor credentials can make all the difference, but wading through some 100 certifications can be a challenge. ...
  81. Career Advice: Financial Analyst Vs. Financial Consultant

    Read an in-depth comparison between working as a financial analyst or a financial consultant, including how to determine ...
  82. Career Advice: Financial Planner Vs. Stockbroker

    Read an in-depth review of a career as a financial planner as opposed to a career as a stockbroker, including how to decide ...
  83. Tapping Mind Maps for Better Financial Planning

    Here's how to use mind maps to better assist your financial planning for clients and, ultimately, improve your business.
  84. Before you Buy That Home: Find a Great Realtor

    Most people think of a good realtor as a successful salesperson, but we should not assume than that's what makes a great ...
  85. Top Annuity Tax Deferral Strategies

    Annuities can provide tremendous tax advantages for retirement savers. Here are some tax deferral strategies to consider. ...
  86. Career Advice: Financial Analyst Vs. Accountant

    Read an in-depth comparison between a career as a financial analyst and a career as an accountant, including how to determine ...
  87. Asset Manager Ethics: Valuation Is A Tricky Business

    Asset managers must accurately represent all of a clients assets in the client portfolio. This can be tricky for unique and ...
  88. Top 10 Most Valuable Sports Teams in 2015

    Cleats, pads and profits: we take a look at the top 10 most valuable sports teams in the world.
  89. Tips on Building a Resume for a Private Equity Job

    Trying to land a job in the coveted private equity sector? Ensure your resume meets the stringent PE job requirements with ...
  90. Chinese Slowdown Affects Iron Ore Market

    The Chinese economy's ongoing slowdown is having a major impact on iron ore demand.
  91. A Day in the Life of an Equity Research Analyst

    What does an equity research analyst do on an everyday basis?
  92. How To Calculate Minority Interest

    Minority interest calculations require the use of minority shareholders’ percentage ownership of a subsidiary, after controlling ...
  93. How to Protect Elderly Clients from Predators

    Advisors dealing with older clients face a specific set of difficulties. Here's how to help protect them.
  94. Invest in Costco? First Understand Its Balance Sheet

    A strong balance sheet sets a company apart and boosts investor confidence. How healthy is Costco based on an analysis of ...
  95. Which Degree Is Better For A Business Career?

    Business administration and finance degrees can both lead to good jobs. Finance builds more quantitative skills, administration ...
  96. RIAs and Brokers: What's the Difference?

    RIAs and brokers are held to different standards when providing investment advice. Here's how they differ.
  97. Top Tips for Minimizing Taxes on Severance Pay

    A look at the top ways to lessen the tax burden on severance pay.
  98. AR & Inventory Turnover Is Key For These Sectors

    Accounts receivable and inventory turnover are two important ratios in the current asset category. We will also discuss the ...
  99. Brokers and RIAs: One and the Same?

    Brokers and registered investment advisors have some key differences. Here's what you need to know.
  100. Computer-Based Financial Planning: How it Works

    Computer-based financial planning is on the rise. Here's a look at the different services and what they have to offer.
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