Does Client Philanthropy Pose a Conflict for AUM Advisors?
If your client reduces his assets under management through charitable giving or other means, does that make the flat-fee approach better for advisors?
Advisors Can Define the New Fiduciary Advisor/Client-Centric Paradigm
Five reasons why advisors will value Best Practices and participate in the Institute for the Fiduciary Standard's Registry of Fiduciary Advisors.
A Tool to Hedge Against the Next Market Downturn
MPT didn’t benefit client portfolios during the financial crisis, but using a single inverse fund can reduce the risks of market volatility.
Community Property: When Federal-State IRA Rules Collide
Sorting out the state community property rules and IRS rules on beneficiary designations in retirement accounts.
Harvard Does a Trade You Should Never Make
It looks like Harvard Management Co. may have sacrificed billions of dollars in investment returns by hiring less-capable asset managers.
Can Public Equity Investing Have Impact?
To have impact, we must recognize that equity investing can actually involve companies not found within traditional benchmarks.
SEC Actions on Private Equity Fees Show Agency's Enforcement Aim
In limited partnership or subscription agreements, Form ADVs or elsewhere, the SEC scrutinizes differences between what managers say they'd do and what they actually did.
6 Keys to Finding the Best Blog Posts to Attract Clients
To increase your chances of attracting new clients (and retaining existing ones), your blogs must speak directly, and topically, to those clients' concerns.
History Provides Hope for Institute for the Fiduciary Standard’s New Best Practices
While reforming large financial services institutions may be tough, the Institute believes reforming the industry from the ground up is more doable.
Fed Meeting Shouldn't Obscure BOJ's Big Moment
The most informative policy decision this week could take place in Tokyo, which may signal what lies ahead for other central banks.