Axel Merk: What if Things Get Worse?
The fund manager lays out the options — from portfolio insurance to alternative investments — for investors seeking downside protection.
Nothing Sells Like Team Spirit at MetLife
MetLife Solutions Group says team selling has provided its advisors three benefits: Clients get holistic planning, and advisors increase business and stem losses.
Risk Management for Homeowners Returning to the Coasts
If an affluent client wants to build a house in a flood zone, help them manage the risk before they build.
Postponing the Inevitable: Changes for Flood Bill Despite Early Support
In a rare bipartisan move, the Biggert-Waters Flood Insurance Reform Act was passed in 2012, hailed as necessary to save the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP).
Earth, Water, Fire: How to Protect Your Clients' Homes
If coastal homes aren’t getting hit with storms, they’re getting hit with higher insurance rates.
Top 10 Global Cities at Risk From Coastal Flooding
Rising seas, growing populations and shifting continents may cause global flood losses to reach from $60 billion to $1 trillion by mid-century.
Are All Your HNW Clients’ Assets Disaster-Ready?
Recent investing decisions by the affluent, and increasingly unpredictable weather events, highlight the need to evaluate clients’ specific risks, and transfer these exposures via appropriate insurance coverage and financial limits.