Since May 2012, Edward Jones has hired 1,250 military veterans as financial advisors. The firm, through its FORCES program, maintains an 11 percent military veteran ratio, and is on pace to hire 500 veterans in 2014. "Military veterans possess the necessary competencies and skillsets that align with, and greatly complement, those needed to be a successful financial advisor," Edward Jones Managing Partner Jim Weddle said.
A 10-Second Head Start
Most traders would likely say the Securities and Exchange Commission doesn’t do them any favors, until now. For a mere $15,000 a year, traders can get access to SEC filings 10 seconds before the public does, a new Columbia University report shows. “Ten seconds doesn't sound like much in the real world, but that time gap is huge considering high frequency trading firms reap profits by moving in and out of stocks in milliseconds,” CNN Money reports.
Got Hacked? Call This Guy, If You Can Find Him
Meet Lawrence Baldwin, a cybersleuth who's been keeping a low-profile these days, by design and for his own safety. Baldwin, whose work is describe as "very cloak and dagger," has immersed himself in the dark web to closely monitor the criminals at the heart of some of the world's biggest cyberattacks. While his methods are unorthodox, the results are second to none, according to The New York Times' Dealbook blog.
401(k) robo advisor CoPiloted has shuttered, according to United Capital's Head of Acquisitions Matt Brinker. The company, which launched in 2011, announced to clients last week that it would no longer operate as an SEC Registered Investment Advisor as of the end of the year. It will still operate as a free educational services website.