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Good News Print Advertising to Reach 2.3 Million Households

July 28, 2015

2.3 Million Literature Ads to be Placed in Sunday Newspapers in 69 U.S. Cities

Second Test of Free Standing Insert Ads to Occur on August 9, 2015… 434 more words


Labor Department's fiduciary proposal is unworkable

Since the Labor Department issued its revised proposal to expand the definition of “fiduciary” under ERISA to include any financial adviser who provides guidance to investors in retirement accounts, the Financial Services Institute has been hard at work combing through the proposed rule in order to understand and analyze its impact on independent financial advisers and their clients. 59 more words


Amb. Charles Ray: America Needs a Professional Foreign Service (via FSJ)

Posted: 12:18 am EDT
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Charles A. Ray retired from the Foreign Service in 2012 after a 30-year career that included ambassadorships to Cambodia and Zimbabwe. 702 more words

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We're All in This Together: FSI Says Costly DOL Fiduciary Rule Affects RIAs Too

Brokers aren’t the only ones who should be concerned about the Department of Labor’s fiduciary proposal, according to a brokerage industry trade group. The Financial Services Institute reiterated Tuesday that imposing a fiduciary mandate on advisors to retirement accounts would be a costly and complex burden for all advisors, regardless of business model. 67 more words


APRA considers two per cent capital adequacy increase

by Robin Christie | 14 Jul 2015

The Australian Prudential Regulation Authority (APRA) has stated that the major banks would need to increase their capital adequacy ratios by at least two per cent to meet Financial System Inquiry (FSI) recommendations.

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Australia & NZ

F2i, FSI, Wind, and Vodafone together for Italy's ultra broadband

The companies undersigned a letter of intent for the development of a national optic fibre infrastructure through Metroweb S.p.A.

Metroweb will represent a crucial element in the agreement entered by… 82 more words


In Deutschland!

As the title says, I’m in Germany!  After a hectic couple of weeks after passing my German test, I arrived in Frankfurt on Tuesday.  After the German test, I had a week of leadership training, then a week for packout and other administrative stuff that one has to take care of before one leaves for post, like getting the Diplocat’s paperwork in order, shipping my car, etc.   314 more words

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