The IA 25 for 2014
This is our 12th annual IA 25 list, bringing together the most influential people in and around the advisor industry.
El-Erian Opens Up on PIMCO Departure, Gross
Meanwhile, Bill Gross is "desperately trying" to bring the focus back to business, an expert says.
New Hire Roundup: Sosa Leaves PIMCO to Lead New DoubleLine Group
Danielle Fischer went to the Private Client Reserve of U.S. Bank, and Mariner Wealth Advisors acquired a majority interest in Housen Financial Group.
Top 10 Better Letterman Replacements Than Colbert: Advisor Edition
Stephen Colbert will replace David Letterman next year as host of CBS’ “Late Show,” but ThinkAdvisor has 10 financial gurus who might be better fits.
‘No Fooling, Good Quarter for Bonds’: LPL Strategist
But there are issues that complicate performance for the rest of the year, according to Anthony Valeri.
El-Erian: How to Ease Threat to Global Stocks From Ukraine Crisis
Mohamed El-Erian, chief economic advisor to Allianz, lists five possible developments in Ukraine that would reassure global investors.
Top Rated Fund Families: A Morningstar Report Card
Morningstar gives letter grades, from A to C, to the biggest fund groups, considering stewardship, manager tenure and performance.
El-Erian to Global Investors: Be Worried (but Don’t Panic)
Mohamed El-Erian, chief economic advisor to Allianz, says the global markets’ tranquility may be misguided and geopolitical risk is "underpriced."
Gross, El-Erian Clashed in PIMCO ‘Pressure Cooker’
Wall Street Journal says tension with Gross drove El-Erian out; management consultant Eric Flamholtz weighs in on "unhealthy" culture at PIMCO.
Top Portfolio Products: Euronext, PowerShares Announce Index-Based Portfolio
Other new products include a muni bond ETF from Market Vectors and a variable annuity offering access to alternative investments from Guardian Life.