Envestnet President Bill Crager talks about the recent string of rapid acquisitions among outsource service providers, the appeal of the high net worth space and how Unified Managed Accounts are poised to change the industry.
Family offices received an unpleasant and unexpected surprise earlier this month – they are now going to have to register their commodity and futures trades. It will be an onerous, and potentially costly, process, many say.
Aspiriant found a successful niche serving recent affluent immigrants, and now wants to bring wealth management services directly to Asia. But does an Independent shop stand a chance against global firms?
In post-recession America, greed is out. Clients are more open to thinking about values along with profits. So it’s not a surprise that so-called “socially responsible investing (SRI)” funds have grown at a faster rate than assets in the broader market, according to the latest study by the Social Investment Forum.
Mentioned In This Article Fearful investors and economic uncertainty are expected to put wealth management revenue and profits under pressure this year, resulting in a re-evaluation of fees and pricing strategies, according to top executives and ...
The giving season is here, but what’s being given, at least by philanthropic-minded high-net-worth clients, is changing.
The standard gift to a charity or foundation has traditionally been a highly-appreciated, publicly-traded security. But increasingly, wealthy clients are donating non-cash assets such as diverse as private property, businesses to even commodities such as soybeans or timber.
The bad news: despite mounting financial concerns, only one-half of small business owners use a wealth manager or financial advisor, according to a recently released survey by Securian Financial Group.
Regional wealth management firms are accelerating their efforts to expand nationally next year.
Leawood, Kansas-based Mariner Wealth Advisors exemplified the trend among well-capitalized RIAs, bringing on 20-year Fidelity veteran Brian O’Regan last month to lead its ambitious national growth strategy. Other regional RIA powerhouses including Aspiriant, Presidio Financial Partners, U.S. Capitol Advisors and Tiedemann Wealth Management all have plans to add offices in new markets next year.
When it comes to switching firms, advisors must plan their transition carefully. It requires thoughtful planning, a desire to run and grow your business, and unwavering dedication to do what is right for your clients....More
Research shows that while the average age of financial advisors has gone up, the percentage of advisors that don't have a succession plan in place has gone up as well. Why don't more advisors have a plan, and how can the industry better prepare for the future.
The U.S. corporate high yield market has grown from $250 billion to a $2.4 trillion industry. High yield has proven to be a solid asset class for investors, over time producing comparable returns to the S&P 500 with approximately half the volatility....More
Why do we make decisions that aren’t always in our own best interest? This group of articles from the Investments & Wealth Monitor takes a fascinating look at behavioral finance and behavioral portfolio management....More
With the wind at their backs, sprinters have broken speed records. Similarly, the tailwind of a bull market has boosted the fortunes of equity investors over the past five years. In both cases, the pace cannot be sustained over a long period of time. Look back no further than the past 10 years for confirmation of the market’s lack of endurance....More