Wealth Management

Millennial Investors: Is It Wise To Cut Out Humans?

By Graham Jarvis on October 2, 2017
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“The times they are a-changin’”, and with the growth of artificial intelligence (AI) in all industrial sectors, including financial services, the words of singer-songwriter Bob Dylan are certainly coming true. Attracta Mooney, an asset management reporter…

Wake Up, Asset Managers – Are Retailers Your New Competitors?

By Alexandra Filippova on September 14, 2017
Retailers-AMs

I have a lot of feelings on what the finance sector can learn from retailers. In my previous life I worked in the dreaded space of Executive Search or “Recruitment” as most refer to it. I…

The New Wave of Asset Management

By Mash Patel on September 12, 2017
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We’ve been told a lot of things about millennials in the recent past. How they’re lazy. How they’re not lazy. How they are killing certain industries. And how they don’t have any money. There is a…

What Happens When the US Fed Dumps $4.5 Trillion in Bonds?

By Karen Riccio on September 4, 2017
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The $2.7 trillion in Treasury bonds and $1.8 billion in mortgage securities the U.S. Federal Reserve built up in the wake of the 2008 financial crisis may have saved the banking system from collapse and spawned…

Five key MiFID II issues every fund marketer should be worrying about

By David Prosser on July 23, 2017
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With less than six months to go now until the introduction of MiFID II, are you ready for the new regulation? The second incarnation of the European Union’s Markets in Financial Instruments Directive becomes legally binding…

Generating Income in Today’s Low Interest Rate Climate Takes Creativity

By Karen Riccio on July 19, 2017
Creativity-Income

Investors who risked even a single penny in the stock or real estate markets over the past 17 years understand intimately the pain of losing money and how it can alter their mindset. If they deny…

Wealth managers beware: digital client servicing is no longer an option

By Mash Patel on July 12, 2017
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The wealth management industry is at a cross roads. Increasingly high costs of client servicing, a lack of successful investment in technology and changing demands from clients are all combining to reap havoc on the industry….

The Wealth Whisperer: An Interview with Winnie Sun

By Courtney McQuade on July 5, 2017
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At the young age of seven, Winnie began learning the value of money and sold avocados from her friend’s yard to friends and family in the neighborhood. Her parents made sure she understood that hard work…

It is about the money, active fund managers: we care about the price tag

By David Prosser on June 28, 2017
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Another day, another nail in the coffin of active investment management – or at least of those active managers who can’t make a coherent and convincing case for why investors should give them the time of…

Central Banks Are Doing the Unthinkable – Buying Stocks

By Karen Riccio on June 19, 2017
Global-Stocks

Low interest rates are a borrower’s best friend, a fixed-income investor’s worst nightmare, and one reason many people suggest the integrity of global stock markets is in serious jeopardy. It’s one thing when a group of…

The DOL’s Fiduciary Rule Still in Limbo

By Karen Riccio on June 7, 2017
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With U.S. President Donald Trump past the official 100-day honeymoon period of his first term, I’d like to be able to report a little more certainty on the fate of the Department of Labor’s (DOL) fiduciary…

Do elections matter to fund investors?

By David Prosser on May 31, 2017
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Let’s put it this way: an election certainly represents an opportunity for investment commentators to indulge in a spot of name awareness, issuing predictions about what the latest political twists and turns might mean for markets….