Brian Hirsch has received more than $1 million in kickbacks in exchange for providing clients with preferential access to lucrative initial public offerings, according to allegations by the Securities and Exchange Commission. So reports LeapRate.

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Retirement plan loans and delaying making plan contributors have a greater adverse impact on younger individuals who would otherwise have more time for their assets to generate compounded investment returns. So reports PlanAdvisor.

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The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority will start sharing its budgets and guiding principles in an effort to improve transparency. So reports ThinkAdvisor.

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Regulators have seized $300,000 in assets from suspects who are believed to have committed identify theft to steal $2 million from retirement plans that used Great West as a recordkeeper. So reports The Denver Post.

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Financial services firms have been complacent in developing digital marketing programs, but fee pressure and increased competition could change that. So reports Forbes.

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