David Armstrong

Managing Editor,
Penton Media
Eurasia’s Bremmer: Emerging Market “Basket Cases”
Ian Bremmer, the president of the consultancy Eurasia Group had a dour assessment of the state of the world at the TD Ameritrade National LINC 2016 conference.
Lazy Alpha
Blackrock’s Andrew Ang on the persistence of “smart beta” strategies.
Editor's Letter: February 2016
For most investors with a 10-year plus horizon, the trend toward simple, passive index investing, at least for core positions, is irrefutable.
Are Storm Clouds Gathering Over ETFs?
Two ETF analysts on what worries them about the rise of exchange-traded funds, including increased regulations over perceived liquidity concerns, broken markets and leveraged funds.
Vanguard CEO: Advisors Need to Adapt
Advisors can’t compete on investment management; they should be generating “alpha” outside of security selection, McNabb says.
The Fed’s Misstep
DoubleLine’s Jeffrey Gundlach thinks the Fed will regret its rate hike in December, and will have to dial back expectations for more increases this year as the economy worsens.
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.
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