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by Robins Kaplan LLP on

The DOJ is expanding its Wells Fargo sales probe into the bank’s wealth management division, a troubling move for an organization still trying to right the ship in its retail-banking unit where the sham-account scandal...more

Eikon App Studio: A powerful tool for internal apps

Eikon App Studio is a single platform for accessing and hosting apps, making it a powerful tool in the delivery of data, analytics and in-house capabilities such as internal apps....more

Benefits of Trusts Over 529 Plans and UTMA (Custodial) Accounts for Children and Grandchildren

When parents and grandparents (or other generous benefactors) want to transfer wealth to a minor child, the primary decision they will face is whether to set up a Section 529 Plan, a custodial account under the Uniform...more

Wealth Management Update - March 2018

by Proskauer Rose LLP on

March Interest Rates for GRATs, Sales to Defective Grantor Trusts, Intra-Family Loans and Split Interest Charitable Trusts - The March § 7520 rate for use with estate planning techniques such as CRTs, CLTs, QPRTs and...more

Equity funds still positive despite market volatility

In spite of the volatile climate, equity funds have remained resolute - Despite recent market volatility, figures from Thomson Reuters Lipper show that year-to-date flows and returns for equity funds remain positive....more

How FIX is changing post-trade FX for the sell-side

Post-trade FX activities have been dramatically simplified by the FIX interface, allowing sell-side participants to navigate challenges such as liquidity fragmentation and to reduce total cost of ownership (TCO)....more

ETFs and the predictive power of StarMine signals

As passive ETFs continue their explosive growth, we examine the predictive power of StarMine signals in building profitable trading strategies using country ETFs....more

Your Daily Dose of Financial News

by Robins Kaplan LLP on

A White House announcement about plans for steel and aluminum tariffs left the already-unsettled markets even shakier yesterday....more

Record inflows boost European ETF industry

A record month for ETF inflows once again shows that the European industry is dominated by a few funds and promoters, says Detlef Glow, Head of EMEA Research at Thomson Reuters Lipper. The promoters of exchange-traded funds...more

Wealth management: Meeting high client expectations

The wealth management landscape is constantly evolving. Today’s investors have high expectations, demanding anytime, anywhere access to accounts and information, while expecting frictionless speed of updates and requiring...more

Eikon App Studio: New apps for February

Eikon App Studio has dozens of great apps to try, including these two for gaining financial insight on U.S. companies and for proactively managing your investment portfolio....more

[Webinar] Issues and Recent Developments in Art Law, Part 1: Lending Issues - Wealth Management - February 21st, 11:00am CT

by Locke Lord LLP on

Please join Christie’s and the Locke Lord LLP Art Law Group for an informative discussion on current lending issues affecting art. Wednesday, February 21, 2018, 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. (Central. Program will promptly begin...more

FINRA Senior Protection Rules Effective Feb. 5

by Burr & Forman on

A pair of FINRA Rule revisions designed to protect seniors from financial exploitation become effective February 5. The Rules require member firms to obtain “Trusted Contact Person” information and impose short...more

Two years in Switzerland helped Tulsa attorney professionally

by GableGotwals on

The Internal Revenue Service can come knocking on doors of U.S. citizens living in many foreign countries to collect taxes. Caught off guard with this unexpected obligation, many who don’t know they are U.S. citizens seek...more

Innovation summit separates AI hype from reality

Artificial intelligence (AI) and other disruptive technologies came under the spotlight in a series of thought-provoking sessions at our annual Financial & Risk Summit in Toronto....more

New U.S. Tax Law Leaves Non-U.S. Person Estate Tax Intact

by Jones Day on

Prior to the passage of the Trump Administration's new tax bill, many had speculated on two key possible impacts for non-U.S. person private wealth bank and brokerage clients—the elimination of the estate tax exemption...more

Wealth Management Update - December 2017

by Proskauer Rose LLP on

December Interest Rates for GRATs, Sales to Defective Grantor Trusts, Intra-Family Loans and Split Interest Charitable Trusts - The December § 7520 rate for use with estate planning techniques such as CRTs, CLTs, QPRTs...more

The SEC Urges Supreme Court Review Of The Constitutionality Of Its Administrative Law Judges

On November 29, 2017, the Solicitor General filed a brief on behalf of the Securities and Exchange Commission (the "Commission") in Raymond J. Lucia et al. v. Securities and Exchange Commission, No. 17-130, asking the Supreme...more

How To Manage Foreign Trusts With U.S. Beneficiaries

by Carlton Fields on

Do you or did you have a wealthy relative from a different country? Did that relative make you a beneficiary of a non-U.S. trust? Lucky you. But beware that free wealth....more

Family Offices Market Intelligence: Developments in Family Offices - Q3

by Benesch on

The ultra-wealthy are allocating more of their money to equities and less to hedge funds and real estate this year, a survey of family offices published on Wednesday found. Equities accounted for 27.1 percent of the average...more

House Ways and Means Committee Releases Proposed “Tax Cuts & Jobs Act”

by Hodgson Russ LLP on

On November 2, Rep. Kevin Brady (R-TX), Chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee, released a proposed bill, titled the “Tax Cuts and Jobs Act”, which is designed to create “more jobs, fairer taxes, and bigger paychecks”...more

New Legislation Proposes Sweeping Estate Tax Changes

by Hodgson Russ LLP on

After years of calling for a comprehensive overhaul of the federal tax code, congressional Republicans unveiled their plans for sweeping tax change on November 2nd. The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (H.R. 1) is being billed as “real...more

Federal Tax Reform: Initial Steps Toward Changes to Gift, Estate and Generation-Skipping Transfer Tax

by Ballard Spahr LLP on

House Republicans unveiled the full text yesterday of their proposed tax legislation—titled the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act—which includes dramatic changes to the gift, estate, and generation-skipping transfer (GST) tax. ...more

Tax Reform Bill To Be Released November 1

House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Kevin Brady announced that the House’s tax reform bill will be released next week on November 1. ...more

Recent Rulings on “Family Limited Liability Entity” Election Create Traps for the Unwary

Although every LLC, limited partnership or other pass-through entity doing business in Alabama, and even those simply organized under Alabama law, are subject to an annual business privilege tax (BPT), certain entities can...more

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