Fund Firms Lag in Social Security Support to Advisors
Only BlackRock is recognized as a Social Security resource by a majority of advisors; the Social Security Administration is the top source of information overall.
Advisors’ Favorite Value-Add Programs: Social Security, Search for Yield
American Funds and JPMorgan offer the most popular value-add programs while PIMCO falls off Top 10 list, new survey finds.
Demand Is Growing for Retirement Income Products
Advisors need help from asset managers and insurers to help their retirement clients meet multiple financial goals, according to Practical Perspectives.
Advisors Overwhelmed by Product Pitches: Study
Advisors don't need a study to tell them how often they’re pitched; for product providers, however, the results could be eye-opening.
Added-Value Programs Leave Advisors Wanting
Financial advisors do value financial firms’ value-added programs—they just want the firms to add more value. That is one conclusion of a new study examining advisor attitudes on the plethora of programs.
Advisors Struggle to Serve Aging Boomers: Report
Financial advisors are challenged with how to effectively attract and engage with investors nearing or in retirement.
New Retirement Pro Emerges From Altered Landscape
How do you provide high-level retirement income advice to your clients? It’s a single question with multiple answers, and it could be an advisor’s toughest challenge.
Alternatives Stay on Growth Path
Advisors, asset managers and institutions are increasingly turning to alternative investments to help clients boost returns while supporting the growth of assets under management.
Alternatives Growing in Portfolios as Markets Stumble
Nontraditional investments could grow to 10%-15% of mutual funds in 10 years, according to Cerulli.
How Are Advisors Managing in a Low-Rate Environment?
While the Federal Reserve's reaffirmation Wednesday of its zero-rate policy is great news for home buyers, low rates remain a significant challenge to retirees and their financial advisors...