Dorothy Hinchcliff is editor of FA online and FA green, as well as managing editor of Financial Advisor magazine. She has spent more than 15 years as an editor and reporter covering personal finance and other business issues.  

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Food Crisis


Activist shareholders and others need to keep the pressure on food companies to make big changes, and one change in particular.

Boomers: We're Not Moving


Contrary to popular belief, the mass exodus of baby boomers from their big suburban single-family homes hasn't happened.

Merrill Lynch Advisors Learn ABCs Of ESG


If you still wonder whether it's worth talking to clients about values-based investing, consider what Merrill Lynch is doing.

Some States Make It Harder On Retirees


A handful of states score particularly low on two key factors that your affluent clients may deem important if they consider moving to a new place when they retire.

Canary In A Coal Mine?


Research Affiliates' head of investment management warns that the percent of income going to capital vs. labor is becoming intolerable.

Just How Big Is The 55-Plus Market?


New numbers from the U.S. Census Bureau show this potential market for financial advisors is growing fast -- and getting richer.

The Debate Rages On


This month, Gasland Part II is showing on HBO. The documentary is the follow up to an earlier movie a few years back on the dangers of using hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, to extract natural gas.

Will This Rule Stop People From Being Horribly Abused?


There’s one rule tucked into Dodd-Frank that is having a huge effect on thousands of publicly traded companies that many financial advisors invest in.

A Good Read


The CIO of Nikko Asset Management Europe provides an honest assessment of impact investing and why such a great idea has so far attracted such a measly portion of global investment assets.

What Is Sustainable Investing?


There's a new, relatively easy way to learn about sustainable investing, and Morgan Stanley is one broker-dealer encouraging its financial advisors to take notice.

RIAs Of The Future


The approach that Patrick McVeigh and his firm Reynders, McVeigh Capital Management take to investing is likely to be the basis of how every investment advisor manages their portfolios in the future.

A $600 Blender?


Baby boomers -- and more men -- have contributed to rising stock prices at these big retailers selling kitchen gadgets to help people eat better.

Experience For Advisor Want-To-Bes


Student-managed investment portfolios are becoming more common at universities in this country and around the world...

Abuse Of Power


Does political spending by corporations benefit their shareholders? A group of investment managers thinks not, and bases this view, in part, on the unprecedented amount of such spending on last...

Getting The Carbon Out


Excluding the "Filthy 15" from an investment portfolio adds virtually no risk, says a new report.

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