Martin Straub, founder of Envisage Wealth Management Services and speaker at this year’s annual conference, recently made headlines with his warning about service fees charged to clients who look to avoid taxes by placing their assets in insurance wrappers.
Traditional exchange markets in Europe have been buffeted in recent years by regulatory changes and new advances in trading technology. Market fragmentation has been the result, in which trading concentrated on traditional exchanges has given way to a new… READ MORE ›
Having trouble sleeping? Here’s a surefire cure: Crack open your average compensation discussion and analysis (CD&A) section from any U.S. company’s 2010 proxy statement, and begin trudging through the obtuse legalese that describes how that company decided to pay… READ MORE ›
Raghuram G. Rajan, annual conference speaker and professor at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, has sparked discussion with his book, Fault Lines: How Hidden Fractures Still Threaten the World Economy.
Was increased inequality — and the political… READ MORE ›
According to a recent Towers Watson survey of 135 U.S. publicly traded companies, 51 percent expect to hold annual “say-on-pay” votes, while 39 percent prefer a vote every three years and 10 percent anticipate biennial votes.
Interestingly, nearly… READ MORE ›
After months of anticipation, staff of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) released their long-awaited study of the obligations of those who provide investment advice to retail investors, as mandated by the… READ MORE ›