Mr. Giri promoted himself to investors as an expert in trading Bitcoin derivatives, a claim authorities allege was both fraudulent and misleading. According to the Commodity Futures Trading Commission, which filed a civil enforcement action against Mr. Giri in August, his alleged scheme lasted from March 2019 to at least August 2022. Instead, authorities…
Survey reveals consumer attitudes toward saving and investing
As Americans continue to grapple with high inflation, a new survey finds nearly half of its respondents are very concerned about inflation, and a third are holding more than 90% of their investable assets in cash.
How specialization leads to success
As professions such as medicine and law evolved, we saw greater specialization among their practitioners. The financial planning profession is a younger profession in comparison to medicine and law, but we are seeing an increasing shift toward specialization by financial professionals.
Today, Lincoln Financial Group announced its latest annuity innovation to help offer financial confidence for consumers as they plan for retirement and other financial needs. Beginning Nov. 21, Lincoln ProtectedPay SM lifetime income suite, available for an additional cost with Lincoln annuities, features six protected lifetime income options which…
Since the rapid departure of FTX's former CEO Sam Bankman-Fried, halting his career as a would-be philanthropist, political donor, and Washington policy adviser, the New York and Wilmington, Del., lawyers handling the crypto firm's reorganization proposals have so far told the court little about what went wrong. The FTX collapse, with the fall in crypto prices,…
Tom Brady, Stephen Curry, Naomi Osaka, Trevor Lawrence, Larry David, Shohei Ohtani and Shaquille O'Neal are a few of the names included on the filing that alleges FTX and the former CEO violated Florida law by misleading customers. Oklahoma resident and investor Edwin Garrison is leading the class-action, which alleged the cryptocurrency platform "was designed…
Aside from the surprising results of last week's midterm elections, the most interesting story from the last few days involves the massive evaporation of wealth from a financial asset that few people understand. Its founder, a young guy with a shock of black hair, was supposedly worth $16 billion at the start of November. FTX was unable to raise $8 billion to pay…
One lucky person in California matched all six numbers of the Nov. 7 Powerball drawing, granting them the right to claim the drawing's $2.04 billion jackpot. People only get the advertised $2.04 billion jackpot if they choose the annuity option, making the option appealing to some people. Powerball explains this on its frequently asked questions page.
Millennials, Gen Z using wider range of retirement resources than previous generations
Young workers are relying on more than their 401(k) plans to save for retirement, as other types of investments are playing a greater role in their long-term wealth plans, according a Schwab Retirement Plan Services study.
Nov. 16— Seattle police are investigating whether a man suspected of operating fraudulent equipment-rental companies in Pierce County has victimized other people near Seattle and Tacoma. Police said the suspect operated several businesses in Tacoma, Parkland and Spanaway. The names of those businesses include Truck Rentals Co., Bobcat Rentals Co., Anytime…
Inflation causing Americans to skimp on critical health care expenses, study finds
High inflation is causing many Americans to skimp on everything from buying groceries to paying for critical health care expenses, according to a recent Nationwide Retirement Institute survey.
Bad actors are using crypto assets to cheat consumers, officials said. It’s called “pig butchering” but it has nothing to do with a slaughterhouse.
Voya Financial is releasing new findings from a consumer research survey revealing that, while the broad scope of workplace benefits and savings offerings for employees continues to evolve, the employer-sponsored retirement plan remains a critical component to attracting and retaining talent.
‘Some of the best quarters for stocks’ may follow midterm elections, experts say
The midterms are giving the markets a much-needed boost now that the uncertainty surrounding who will control Congress over the next two years largely has been settled.
Chubb has introduced the Multiemployer Plan Fiduciary Liability Policy, the third generation of this fiduciary liability product, which is specifically designed to address the unique needs of multiemployer and multiple employer benefit plans, including Taft-Hartley funds.
10 tips for successful prospecting in a hybrid world
During the height of the pandemic, advisors were forced to use remote communications to reach existing clients and acquire new ones. Now that a sense of normalcy has returned, advisors are looking for methods to effectively prospect in today’s hybrid world.
Only 40% of Americans have “very much” or “somewhat” been able to achieve the retirement planning goals they have set for themselves, according to a new Retirement Readiness Survey by Thrivent.
Americans setting up for retirement failure, surveys show
As Americans save less and plan to put off retirement, they overestimate their ability to keep working into old age, according to studies.
GCG Financial, a full-service financial services firm, announced that it is changing its corporate branding to Alera Group.