Connecting With Clients' Children Off-to-college meetings can help advisors strengthen relationships with the next generation of potential clients. Advisor Erika Safran reveals a few things she makes sure to discuss.
How Motif Investing Is Targeting Advisors Motif Investing has launched a platform for advisors to more quickly and efficiently rebalance client portfolios. The firm's founder Hardeep Walia talks about why this tool may help advisors connect with younger generations and succeed with intergenerational wealth transfers.
The business is changing, says Jonathan Burkan, a wealth advisor with UBS. It's not just stocks and bonds anymore, and that means advisors must do a better job of helping clients think about estate, tax and retirement planning -- not just about the market.
Is there a better model for retirement planning? Michael Falk, partner with Focus Consulting Group, explains why advisors should shift their focus from stockpiling assets to covering clients' expenses.
Mutual conversions soared this year as mutual thrift executives sought to raise capital at the behest of investment bankers and others. With many of the biggest mutuals having converted this year, there may be a drop-off in conversions in 2015.
The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission is preparing a sweeping set of rules to target mutual funds whose rapid growth and migration into more complex strategies could pose risks to the financial system, the agencys chairman said. more »
John Jacobs, executive vice president of global information services at Nasdaq and pioneer of the QQQ ETF, reflects on the growth of the ETF industry and shares his predictions on upcoming trends. more »
Treasuries gained, sending 10-year yields a one-month low, as jobless claims rose, business- equipment orders fell and home sales were less than forecast, raising concern about the health of the economic recovery. more »
The likelihood that a powerful tech innovator such as Google will enter the asset management space and upend the market has increasingly become a matter of concern and speculation within the financial industry. more »
Legg Mason attracted $5.1 billion into its bond funds in October, the most in more than seven years, after the departure of Bill Gross from Pimco prompted investors to reallocate billions of dollars. more »
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