Jim McConville

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Why 529 Plans Underwhelm Investors

by Jim McConville

With college tuition costs still shooting into the stratosphere, why are so few American families taking advantage of college savings plans?

Handy To Retire As Cetera Advisor Networks CEO


Cetera Advisor Networks today announced that company CEO Jack Handy will retire February 28 after joining the firm in April.

FPC Endorses White Nomination As SEC Chair


The Financial Planning Coalition has endorsed President Barack Obama’s nomination of Mary Jo White as chairwoman of the Securities and Exchange Commission, calling it a "strong statement in support...

SEC To Hold National Compliance Event For Broker-Dealers


The Securities and Exchange Commission is holding a National Compliance Outreach Program that’s to serve as a forum for discussing effective compliance practices for broker-dealers.

Egan-Jones Barred From Issuing Ratings For 18 Months


Credit rating company Egan-Jones today consented to a Securities and Exchange Commission order that it be barred for 18 months from rating asset-backed and government securities.

Former Senator Ben Nelson Named CEO of NAIC


Former Senator Ben Nelson Named CEO of  NAIC Former Senator Ben Nelson (D-Neb.) has been appointed as chief executive officer of the National Association of Insurance...

Advisor Retirement Product Picks Vary By Channel, Survey Says


Advisors' product recommendations for achieving retirement income can depend upon what channel they work in, according to a new survey.

Monarch Retirement Group Joins Commonwealth Financial


Monarch Retirement Group has joined Commonwealth Financial Network, bringing with it $250 million in client assets, company official said today.

Focus Financial Adds $450M AUM


Focus Financial Partners LLC announced moves by four of its partner firms have added $450 million in assets under management to its network.

Raymond James To Introduce New Advisor Compensation Plan


Raymond James & Associates sweetens commissions for employee advisors.

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