David Armstrong

Managing Editor,
Penton Media
Communication Lessons From Rove, Plouffe
Two long-time political advisors on the importance of targeting your audience.
Regulation Bashing
Former Republican congressman Spencer Bachus trashed the SEC and its inability to govern investment advisors at MarketCounsel’s annual client summit Tuesday.
MarketCounsel: RIAs need their own SRO
Marketcounsel regulatory counsel Andrew Wels said the time was right for the RIA industry to create its own SRO to keep from falling under the heel of FINRA.
Editor's Letter: December 2015
The theme of this issue is the evolution of wealth management—both the practice of it, as well as our own project here at REP. magazine.
Investment Impact of Climate Change
The sovereign and corporate response to global warming will bring both risks and rewards to investors.
How Absolute are Absolute Return Funds?
Liquid absolute return funds differ in their methods and goals, and the short track record of most does little to instill confidence. But at Schwab IMPACT 2015, Insight Investment manager Sonja Uys detailed how her liquid alt fund has remained on track for 10 years, both preserving capital and returning 3 to 4 percent over cash.
Gundlach Warns Against Rate Hike
At Schwab IMPACT, DoubleLine Capital's Jeffrey Gundlach laid out the case for the Fed to refrain from raising rates, and why Puerto Rico muni bonds and closed-end funds are bright spots in a bleak market.
Schwab IMPACT Descends On Boston
Close to 2,000 RIAs who custody at Schwab will descend on Boston for instruction and inspiration.
Editor's Letter: November 2015:
There are big changes coming to the magazine you are currently reading. It’s a bit early to give you all the details, but it’s safe to say in January, REP. will look a lot different.
Editor's Letter: October 2015
Who else needs but doesn't get financial advice? The middle class.
Editor's Letter: September 2015
The point of the inaugural Wealth Management Industry Awards is to recognize the businesses that have grown up around advisors and launched specific initiatives in the past year to help them better serve their clients.
Ten to Watch 2016: Chris Flint
Over Chris Flint’s 20-year career in financial services, he’s gained a reputation as a hands-on recruiter for independent broker/dealers, building up the advisor ranks rep by rep, office by office.
Ten to Watch 2016: Hollie Fagan
BlackRock, by far the largest asset management firm in the world, has established distribution in the institutional world and among Wall Street’s retail brokerages. It’s now on a mission to deepen its presence in the independent advisory channel. Hollie Fagan is leading the charge.
Editor's Letter: August 2015
There is a masthead change in this issue that merits some reflection. After 18 years as publisher, Rich Santos is retiring from daily duty.
Editor's Letter: July 2015
When Stifel Financial Corp. agreed to buy U.K. bank Barclays’ wealth management unit in the U.S., it put a final cap on a long, strange story of how an international bank stumbled badly trying to find a footing in managing the assets of wealthy Americans, and provides a cautionary tale of how corporate culture, as vague and amorphous as it can be, is really the oxygen of any business.
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