Professional Issues


The portfolios of financial advisers’ clients suffered heavy losses in 2001 and early 2002 as the S&P 500 stock index fell sharply. But by bringing in new business and thus increasing their total client holdings by 16.7%, the advisers limited to 5.3% the decline in assets under their management, says a study produced by Moss Adams LLP ( www.mossadams.com/industry/investment.htm ). The report describes the strategies the investment advisers used to achieve these results.

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Year-end tax planning and what’s new for 2016

Practitioners need to consider several tax planning opportunities to review with their clients before the end of the year. This report offers strategies for individuals and businesses, as well as recent federal tax law changes affecting this year’s tax returns.

QUIZ

News quiz: IRS warning on cyberattacks and a change in pension rules

Once again, the IRS sounds the alarm about a threat from cyberthieves. See how much you know about this and other recent news with this short quiz.

CHECKLIST

Bolster your data defenses

As you weather the dog days of summer, it’s a good time to make sure your cybersecurity structure can stand up to the heat of external and internal threats. Here are six steps to help shore up your systems.