Cetera Financial Group, the independent broker/dealer group, hired Alex Kaye as vice president, and Kian Rafia joins as director of advisory products. Kaye spent the last three-plus years with Wilshire Associates as senior portfolio manager, vice ...
The recession is so 2009. No, seriously. The recession ended in June 2009, 18 months after it began in December 2007, according to The Business Cycle Dating Committee of the National Bureau of Economic Research. But the eight economists who make up the ...
Simple Alternatives, an alternative mutual fund provider in New Canaan, CT, hired Josh Kernan. Kernan is the former director of alternative investments and managed at accounts for Charles Schwab. Putnam Investments named Dr. W. Van Harlow, director, ...
The top articles from the 2014 issues of the Investment Management Consultants Association® (IMCA®) Investments & Wealth Monitor demonstrate the range and depth of content IMCA has become well known for providing....More
Our capital market strategists share their vision on the economy, the equity markets, and the fixed-income markets. IMCA has accepted this program for 1 hour of CE credit towards the CIMA®, CIMC® and CPWA® certifications....More
Economic decoupling remains a prominent theme around the globe as we head into 2015. The divergent paths
seen today are a consequence of how individual countries have dealt with credit imbalances that accumulated prior to the global financial crisis. Recovery prospects continue to hinge on the speed, breadth, and quality of these adjustments....More
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