Is Your Client a ‘How’ or a ‘Why’?
Advisors encounter a broad spectrum of personalities, but I've found that most clients fit into one of two categories: the “hows” and the “whys.”
Fossil Fuel Divestment: Portfolio Consequences and Strategies
Our research suggests that institutions could be better served by a “divestment” portfolio than individuals, but there’s much more to the story.
An Overlooked Benefit of Going Independent: Quality of Life
Freeing up time for a balanced life is invaluable, but too many IBDs send a message to reps that’s not much different than the wirehouses.
Let the Robots Do Your Taxes
Capital gains taxes are a far trickier beast than passive asset allocation. A beast so tricky that only a robot might be able to defeat it.
Is the DOL’s New Proposal Really a New Broker Standard?
As I make my way through the DOL’s proposed rule changes for brokers, the sentence that keeps running through my mind is: “We’ve been had.”
The 3 Top Risks to Client Art Collections
HNW families don't always manage the physical risks to their increasingly valuable art collections with the same rigor they employ when managing financial investment risk.
The Cadillac of Taxes: Not Just for Luxury Health Savings Vehicles
The types of benefits that will be subject to the Affordable Care Act’s “Cadillac tax” may be surprising.
Forging My Way Toward True Technology Integration
Here's how I'm getting the disparate parts of the technology I use in my practice to work and play well together.
Should Mutual Funds Be Illegal?
There's a congealing regulatory view that index funds are Good and active management is Bad, Matt Levine writes.
Dear Dr. Bernanke: Pace Yourself!
Barry Ritholtz writes an open letter to the former Fed chairman, who has a new consulting deal with the hedge fund Citadel.