JPMorgan’s Kelly: U.S. Economic Recovery ‘Like an Irish Summer’
Recovery has been “damp and disappointing,” David Kelly says, but decline in unemployment is encouraging. If only the housing market would recover…
Gene Fama: When’s the Right Time for Active Investing? Never
The Nobel laureate remains a true believer in efficient markets and passive investing and blasts behavioral economists who "dredge for anomalies."
BlackRock’s Koesterich: 3 Strong Headwinds Hampering U.S. Economy
At Morningstar ETF conference, BlackRock and iShares’ chief investment strategist sees demographics, debt and wage stagnation keeping GDP growth in check.
How to Make Your Value Pitch Truly Unique
Kim Dellarocca of Pershing shows how a few wording tweaks to a value proposition can help advisors differentiate themselves and attract more clients.
ETF-Using Advisors Embrace ‘Smart Beta,’ New Funds
In addition, more advisors are putting over half their AUM in exchange-traded products, a survey by ETF.com and Brown Brothers Harriman finds.
2014 Broker-Dealers of the Year—Scenario 4: Women and the Aging Advisor
The Broker-Dealers of the Year explore how they bring in younger advisors and female advisors, and how the aging advisor workforce can be reversed.
2014 Broker-Dealers of the Year—Scenario 3: SEC Imposes Fiduciary Standard on Reps
How would top BDs handle this scenario? "In many ways," says Eric Schwartz of Cambridge, "we're in a fiduciary world already."
2014 Broker-Dealers of the Year—Scenario 1: Must BDs Acquire to Grow?
In an age of consolidation, what questions do independent broker-dealer leaders ask when a competitor comes up for sale? And do IBDs really need to acquire to grow their firms? Is there another way?
2014 Broker-Dealers of the Year—Scenario 2: Keeping Your Top Producers
How do broker-dealer leaders respond when a top producer asks for a product that the compliance deparment doesn’t like?
Announcing the 2014 Investment Advisor Broker-Dealers of the Year
In 24th annual voting by their own independent BD reps, Prospera Financial, Questar Capital, The Investment Center and Cambridge Investment Research lead the pack.