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February 7, 2018

IRS Pass-Through Tax Confusion Spells Opportunity for Advisors
Financial professionals are looking at ways to maximize new 20% deduction for pass-throughs.
RIA Sellers Warned: Many M&A Deals Will Fail in 2018
The road to record merger flow for RIAs is paved with dashed hopes, deception and wounded pride.
Alts-Based Wealth Firm Looks to Recruit FAs From All Channels
Third Seven says it wants to help advisors get their clients excited about investing again.
Judge Dismisses Ex-Citigroup FA’s Gender Bias Suit
Former advisor had previously agreed to arbitrate and waited too long to file whistleblower claim, judge rules.
It's Now Much Easier For Your Clients to Access Private Equity
Certain funds can now hold illiquid securities.  Video [ 3:21 ]   Transcript  
SEC and DOL to Unveil Fiduciary Rule Proposals In The Fall
Separately, brokerages call for CFP Board to wait for the SEC before rolling out its revised code of conduct.
Finra Opens Committees to More Members
Several changes and a new online portal aim to make getting involved easier.