As the pandemic enters its third year and everyday life takes on some semblance of normalcy, the InvestmentNews team looks back at the most interesting industry developments of 2021. An arms race is already underway to build out direct-indexing technology, ...

Financial advisers breathed a sigh of relief this fall as many of what they regarded as the most onerous potential tax increases Congress was considering fell by the wayside as the massive spending and tax bill worked its way through ...

Financial advisers and their clients have been bracing for higher taxes ever since Democrats won the White House and took over Congress in last year’s election after promising to make the wealthy pay more. Those fears ramped up over the ...

Financial planner Mike Powers had been working for a decade, with stints at two different RIAs, when the pandemic hit and he suddenly saw the possibilities of having a more flexible work life. In May, he struck out on his ...

While even a casual glimpse into the history of wealth management shows big strides toward democratization and technological evolution, looking at the future of the industry through the eyes of a diverse collection of experts offers the kind of promise ...

Geeta Aiyer had a hunch about the significance of environmental, social and governance, or ESG, investing long before it became a $17 trillion market. Growing inequities, moments of social reckoning and a broad recognition that the decarbonization of the economy ...

At a time when more Americans rely on Social Security than at any other time in the program’s 86-year history, political brinkmanship and alarmist headlines are undermining public faith in the nation’s bedrock retirement system. Those concerns are tempting some ...

There’s a saying that failing to plan means planning to fail, and when it comes to technology, advisers need to have a clear vision of what they want to achieve to build a tech stack that works. A growing tech ...

A new trend among some of the nation’s most established mutual fund companies illustrates just how white-hot the ESG investing market has become in recent years. But some question whether these funds are ESG in name only, raising concerns of ...

As part of last year’s CARES Act, employers received an incentive to pay down student loans for workers — they have been able do so, tax-free, for up to $5,250 per year. When Congress passed the Consolidated Appropriations Act of ...