NAPFA Provides Consumers with Quality Control while Maintaining Flexibility for Financial Advisors

NAPFA is the National Association of Personal Financial Advisors.

NAPFA membership consists of financial advisors who provide comprehensive...


The Garrett Network's Fee-Only Approach Creates Natural Partnerships Between Clients and Financial Advisors

Sheryl Garrett is the founder of the Garrett Planning Network.

The Garrett Network consists of approximately 300 financial advisors who provide services on a fee-only basis and act as fiduciaries.

Read on to understand how and why the Garrett Network seeks to make objective, competent...

Variable Annuity Hedging Programs Holding Up Well

The hedging programs used by insurance companies to support the guaranteed living benefit features in their variable annuity products have held-up well recently. Milliman reports that insurance companies supported 94% of their guarantees for the six month period ending in March 2009. The success of the hedging programs and the highly volatile capital market environment have encouraged many insurers to increase their hedging efforts. As reported in an earlier post , the increase in hedging...

Part Two of the Interview with Wharton Professor David Babbel

This is the second part of an interview with Professor David Babbel.

Part one can be found here.


An Interview with Wharton Professor David Babbel - Part One

This is the first part of an interview with Wharton Professor David Babbel.

Professor Babbel led the...