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Asset management fees are coming down as lower-cost passive investments take center stage and calls for radical transparency in fee disclosure get louder This means change is coming to the wealth management arena as well, say industry experts How this plays out for individual advisors will depend on their technology platforms and, according to Shirl Penney, CEO of Dynasty Financial Partners , on their ability to articulate value and offer distinct services under clear pricing policies. New York-based Dynasty provides a la carte infrastructure support and related services to about 40 RIAs. For Penney, the fact of “fee pressure and the fear of margin compression” among wealth managers is “undeniable” as “the rate of innovation” in…
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What’s the best age to retire?
Retirement columnist BOSTON (MarketWatch)—If you’re going to do it—retire, that is—you might as well do it at the right age. And doing it at the right age, according to the authors of a soon-to-be published paper, involves a bit of homework Retiring at the optimal age should not be left to chance, according to Kenn Tacchino, a professor of taxation and financial planning at Widener University, and Patricia Tacchino, co-authors of a soon-to-be-published paper in Benefits Quarterly Rather, choosing a retirement age needs to be a rational decision that accounts for a variety of confusing and competing consideration, the Tacchinos wrote. And to reach a rational decision, the authors say, would-be retirees would benefit from…