|Pershing Response to Hurricane Sandy
November 05, 2012 - As the massive effort begins to help communities, families and businesses emerge from the impact of Hurricane Sandy, we wanted to take a moment to express our sincere and heartfelt concern for those of you who have been impacted by the storm. We know the last few days have been difficult for many of you, and we hope that all of your employees and family members are safe and sound. There may still be challenges ahead in the days and weeks to come as we recover and begin the process of rebuilding. Pershing's priorities remain the safety and wellbeing of our associates, the security of your clients' financial assets and the continuity of your business. We want you to know that Pershing is here for you if we can assist you in any way.
|Paperless Delivery: Delivering Cost Control and Flexibility
May 4, 2011 - Retail investors often cite prospectuses as a major source of mailbox clutter. Fortunately, technology has created an attractive alternative-paperless delivery, also known as electronic delivery or e-delivery.
|Harnessing the Power of Asset Consolidation
February 16, 2011 - Financial institutions continue to wrestle to find new efficiencies and meet stricter governmental regulations all while keeping costs down and operating within increasingly tighter budgets. To help grow their businesses in the current environment, broker-dealers need to identify additional sources of asset-driven revenue so their investment professionals will be even more productive.
|New Cost Basis Changes That Impact Financial Professionals and Investors
January 24, 2011 - The first phase of the new cost basis provisions of the Emergency Economic Stabilization Act of 2008 (the "Act") took effect for stocks acquired on or after January 1. Investors need information now regarding this major shift in tax reporting and how the new tax rules affect the accurate reporting of gains and losses for U.S. taxable accounts in 2011 and later years.
|Introducing IndustryWatchKeeping Up With Regulatory and Market Changes
September 20, 2010 - When President Obama signed into law the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act this past summer, it marked the start of historic legislation that creates a framework for new financial oversight activities and regulations by the U.S. federal government.
|Helping Broker-Dealers Address the Growth of the Hybrid Advisor
August 24, 2010 - It is no secret that advisors are moving towards a fee-based business model to better meet the needs of their clients, creating a shift that enables many advisors to operate under a hybrid model.
|De-Mystifying Global Investing
March 17, 2010 - If there is anything most of us can agree upon regarding normal human behavior, it is that in the wake of a major event positive or negative we all should look back, analyze and ponder what is to be learned from a particular experience.
|The True Value of Risk Management
November 02, 2009 - Focusing on an investor's long-term financial objectives and considering personal and systematic constraints-such as inflation and taxes-is, in our view, the optimal approach to investment management.
|The Value of Fixed-Income Diversification
July 22, 2009 - Recent turmoil in the financial markets has highlighted the importance of continuing to evaluate clients risk tolerance levels and the benefits of a diversified portfolio that includes an allocation to both equities and fixed income.
|Advisors in Transition: Are You Ready for the Jump?
May 22, 2009 - The historic market events of the past year have a record number of advisors actively exploring alternative affiliation models.