Here are the most-read InvestmentNews stories of the year
SEC said firm failed to disclose conflicts of interest related to more than $10 million in compensation.
Creative Planning's president has grown the firm organically, but M&A will play a role going forward.
Agency said high court's decision in Kokesh only applies to monetary sanctions.
Brenda Smith of Philadelphia is also facing SEC civil charges that she lied about the performance of her fund, Broad Reach Capital.
Because they were unconventional, the wills could be challenged.
Few highly rated insurers are offering fixed annuities guaranteeing more than 3%, a challenge for advisers in search of yield for clients.
In July, Ms. Bennett was sentenced to 20 years in prison.
The ruling could mean plan sponsors can force employees into individual arbitration rather than defend a class-action suit.
It turns out negative screens aren't necessarily a drag on funds' performance.