Arkansas Business Weekly Edition

August 14, 2017

AI Advisers See New World in Wealth Management This article is available only in print.

AI Advisers See New World in Wealth Management
Beth HallSergio Santamaria of the UA: Artificial intelligence allows for the detachment of emotion and minimizes errors.

Artificial intelligence — AI — software that employs “machine learning” has made huge strides in the past few years, primarily because of improvements in computer processing power and data storage. read more >

Adviser's Cash Withdrawals Lead Feds to Sportsbook in Rogers This article is available only in print.

A federal investigation into suspicious cash withdrawals from a financial adviser's personal bank accounts led agents to uncover a large-scale illegal gambling operation in Benton County. read more >

Crawford Succeeds Brock at Citizens' Trust Department

G. Gene Crawford II, who had been CEO of First National Bank of Crossett, has returned to his hometown to succeed Robin Brock as head of trust services at Citizens Bank of Batesville. read more >

This Week's List

Westrock, Circumference Join Money Managers List

Westrock, Circumference Join Money Managers List

Stephens Inc. remains the largest broker dealer operating in the state, and its two registered investment advisers have combined assets under management approaching $12 billion to dominate the money managers list. read more >


Executive Q&A

Emma Willis on Saving Early for Higher Education

Emma Willis on Saving Early for Higher Education

Emma Willis is the executive director of the state's 529 GIFT Plan and also serves as director of the ABLE program, a savings account for those with disabilities scheduled to begin in October. read more >

Spotlight: Wealth Management

Crawford Succeeds Brock at Citizens' Trust Department

Crawford Succeeds Brock at Citizens' Trust Department

G. Gene Crawford II, who had been CEO of First National Bank of Crossett, has returned to his hometown to succeed Robin Brock as head of trust services at Citizens Bank of Batesville. read more >

Adviser's Cash Withdrawals Lead Feds to Sportsbook in Rogers

Adviser's Cash Withdrawals Lead Feds to Sportsbook in Rogers This article is available only in print.

A federal investigation into suspicious cash withdrawals from a financial adviser's personal bank accounts led agents to uncover a large-scale illegal gambling operation in Benton County. read more >

AI Advisers See New World in Wealth Management

AI Advisers See New World in Wealth Management This article is available only in print.

Artificial intelligence — AI — software that employs “machine learning” has made huge strides in the past few years, primarily because of improvements in computer processing power and data storage. read more >

Digital Assets and Death (Katie Watson Expert Advice)

Digital Assets and Death (Katie Watson Expert Advice)

Digital assets are pervasive in today's society, but what happens an individual's financial information, photos, passwords and other personal information when they become incompetent or die? read more >

U.S. Household Debt Passes 2008 Peak

U.S. Household Debt Passes 2008 Peak

Household debt in the United States reached $12.73 trillion in the first quarter of 2017, finally surpassing its $12.68 trillion peak reached in the third quarter of 2008, the height of the financial crisis. read more >

Opinion & Analysis

Supply and Demand (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

Supply and Demand (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

Last week, the U.S. Department of Labor followed up on a presidential memorandum that had brightened the spirits of the retirement advice industry: It proposed delaying by 18 months the parts of the “fiduciary rule” that were supposed to take effect on Jan. 1, 2018. read more >

Whose Freedom Wins? (Paul Dodds Commentary)

Whose Freedom Wins? (Paul Dodds Commentary)

Americans typically have no effective individual power to refuse when companies hand us “take it or leave it” one-sided agreements of adhesion. Without regulatory limits and access to courts, we are constantly subject to corporate tyranny of contract. read more >

Digital Assets and Death (Katie Watson Expert Advice)

Digital Assets and Death (Katie Watson Expert Advice)

Digital assets are pervasive in today's society, but what happens an individual's financial information, photos, passwords and other personal information when they become incompetent or die? read more >

This Upside-Down World (Editorial)

This Upside-Down World (Editorial)

Earn your money legally and pay taxes on it. The feds don't play. read more >

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