One of the most challenging conversations for a financial advisor to have is getting a married couple to agree on a financial plan. Husband and wife may have very different views on risk, as well as spending and saving priorities.
One of the most challenging conversations for a financial advisor is getting a married couple to agree on a financial plan. Husband and wife may have very different views on risk, as well as spending and saving priorities.
After pulling through the financial crisis, smaller family offices in particular are taking a hard look at their future. And they are realizing that while they may not want to, nor have to, close up
shop, they also may not be able to thrive in a challenging environment of uncertain markets and more complicated regulations—unless they change something about the way they operate.
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