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Voya cybersecurity blunder should serve as a wake-up call to the entire industry

The stakes are high: Procedures have to be reviewed and tested on a regular basis.


Long-term-care insurance gets a boost, but there’s more to do

Kudos to the NAIC for making LTC policies safer.


SEC’s proposed advice rule is about as clear as mud

The way we see it, there's value in simplicity — so let's start there.


Market swings are inevitable, so help your clients focus on overall financial health

Now is the time to remind clients of what's in their control.


Many young staffers have benefits needs beyond a simple 401(k)

IRS ruling affirms one employer's approach to chipping away at employees' mountain of student loan debt.


DOL fiduciary rule might be dead, but its ghost hovers over the financial advice industry

Your best strategy is to always act in the best interests of your clients, and this is the exact reason why.


Viewpoints differ on diversity and inclusion, but this we agree on: There are many ways to improve

Those who take the first step will be the ones who profit from a more open profession.


Designations matter to your clients

Bottom line: Even if all those credentials are confusing, you need to earn them


Finra’s disclosure on use of fine money a good first step to more transparency

More openness about its finances is welcome and may be a precursor to greater disclosure about other areas of its operations.


Independence of auditors critical when easing broker regulations

Basically, the legislation would create simplification.


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