At Triad, Being RIA Friendly Is Old Hat
Many broker-dealers have moved over the past few years to accommodate their fee-based reps by adding a custodial platform so those reps can run their own RIAs.
Are You the Star or the Coach?
Just as those who’ve experienced combat tend to be the ones who are most hesitant to declare war, it seems to me that the best money managers tend to be modest folks.
All Americans: The 2014 SMA Managers of the Year
The 10th annual SMA Managers of the Year differ in size, process and ZIP code, but they’re all at the top of their investment game.
Want to Add 130 Bps to Your Clients’ 401(k) Returns? Educate Them
A National Bureau of Economic Research working paper has found that investors who are the most “financially knowledgeable” earn 130 basis points more in risk-adjusted annual returns in their DC retirement plans than “their less sophisticated” peers.
Schwab’s Bettinger: Results Strong, Momentum Stronger Thanks to Advisors
CEO says “Charles Schwab is so different than it was,” evidenced by nearly half of its assets getting personal advice from advisors.
RIAs, Get With It: Here Comes ‘Generation Now’
Controlling $3.5 trillion in investable assets, the next generation of investors is looking for something different from their advisors, says Schwab’s Bernie Clark.
Muni Bond Experts Sound Short-Term Warnings on Puerto Rico, Long-Term on Local Munis
Morningstar panelists disagree on opportunities in Puerto Rico, but agree that the muni bond world is changing, not necessarily for the better.
Is the Market Efficient? Cliff Asness Says Yes, and No
At Morningstar, AQR Capital’s leader presents Fama and Shiller’s arguments and says he has “learned to live with my schizophrenia.”
What’s Up With Bill Gross? Morningstar Crowd Baffled
Reaction to the PIMCO leader's keynote speech at Morningstar Investment Conference was quick, widespread and heavily digital.
Sunglasses-Wearing Bill Gross Says He’s a ‘Cool Dude,’ Forecasts 3%-5% Return
PIMCO’s Gross speaks of “The Manchurian Candidate” and the press, says Total Return fund is outperforming, and waxes on “New Neutral” of real Fed rates.