Higher interest rates are on the horizon, and many clients have been asking, “Why didn’t my portfolio keep up with the market?” Advisors may need to remind clients about the broad value of a diversified portfolio.
In our recent survey of high-net-worth and penta-millionaire investors, the questions focused on their perceptions of goals-based investing. The results might have you reconsidering your New Year’s resolutions.
The problem with any list of New Year’s resolutions is just that – it’s a list. What if, instead, you implemented a program around one goal, created accountability and made it a part of your daily life? I have a few ideas to get you started.
In our last post, we started a countdown of the top posts of 2016 – and I suggested enjoying them over some cocoa. What the heck… today, let’s break out […]
We know that many of you take time during the holidays to catch up on reading that you may have missed during the year. This week and next, we’ll be highlighting the top 10 posts from 2016 (countdown style).
There are only 55 business days between the presidential inauguration and the implementation of the DOL Rule. Chances are good that the law will survive in some form, so you should plan for it – and avoid getting tripped up by fallacies about the rule.
If your focus is on pre- (and post-) retirees, you are probably only serving a single generation. By bridging the gap between generations with value-added services, you can develop long-lasting relationships with your clients’ entire families.
Investors are famous for putting too much weight on events they believe will impact the market one way or another. The fact is, events don’t impact the market; the market is impacted by the reaction of investors to an event. If your clients are feeling anxious about the President-elect and his impact on their portfolios, here’s what you can tell them.
Technology is helping wealth and asset management firms make customization easier and cheaper by the day. Add to that changing consumer demands, and it’s a perfect storm – and the perfect opportunity to grow your business. That is, if you are willing to rethink your product and market approaches.
My manager/fund isn’t performing well… or is it? Many of us have a process we use to determine if a fund or manager is good – but the truth is, many times, that process is flawed. Let’s look at some of the common pitfalls in evaluating investment performance.