Investors can be forgiven if they feel overwhelmed by the proliferation of exchange traded funds. As of the end of June there were 1,478 exchange traded products in the United States with a combined $1.44 trillion in assets. Who can separate the winners from the landmines? Enter one of the world’s leading ETF analysts, Deborah Fuhr.
Like most people, financial advisors love technology that is easy to adopt and makes them more productive. That’s why the wealth management industry is keeping a close eye on tech guru Zohar Swaine, who, up until very recently, was building up the technology start-up inStream Solutions.
Merrill Lynch brokers, and bullish markets for most of the past year, helped Bank of America in the second quarter reach all-time highs in wealth management revenue, profit and profit margins as well as in loans and asset management fees.
Fidelity Institutional on Wednesday said it was reorganizing leadership of its clearing and custody business, to capture more assets from fast-growing sections of the wealth management business such as regional banks, third-party asset managers and consolidators.
Given many investors' goal of maximizing return, it's not surprising that some investors select funds based primarily on the funds' recent performance record. But is this performance-chasing approach a prudent strategy?...More
How might the Fed begin to move rates? Who is buying negative-yielding European sovereign debt and why? How might investors approach today's environment of constrained liquidity? In this webinar, Delaware Investments portfolio managers Paul Grillo, David Hillmeyer, and Cynthia Isom provide some perspective on the big issues influencing today's market and offer their outlook for the future....More
Specialization is critical for advisors looking to differentiate themselves—with their firms and with their clients. But how do you go about matching your strengths with a specialty that truly interests you, and fits your talents?...More
The vast majority of WealthManagement.com readers are either unfamiliar with life settlements, or are familiar with them but have never recommended them to clients. Many advisors associate life settlements with either an option for the terminally ill, or with unethical activities such as a stranger-originated life insurance (STOLI)....More
Millennials stand to inherit $41 trillion but will any inherit you? Don’t assume you can work with the Millennial children the same way you did their parents. Learn what each generation is looking for in an advisor in this white paper....More