Rob Arnott and the Rise of Smart Beta
These strategies, developed by Rob Arnott, have attracted tons of money and adherents, but critics too. What does it mean for you and your clients?
Widows Not Likely to Fire Advisor After All: Russell
An oft-cited study says 70% of widows fire their advisor within a year of their husband’s death. A new Russell report disagrees.
Russell Investments Chief Economist Dueker Found Dead
Mike Dueker, the chief economist at Russell Investments, was found dead at the side of a highway that leads to the Tacoma Narrows Bridge in Washington state, according to the police.
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.
Russell 1000, S&P 500 to Rise in 2014: Russell Investments
The research forecasts that equities will appreciate by about 5% in 2014, depending on corporate performance.
Evensky, Friedman, Mellan at Think Retirement Income Conference
A retirement planning conference kicks off Thursday with, we humbly submit, a difference: a program guided by top advisors who share their retirement planning secrets and challenges.
Genworth Taps Industry Veteran Charles Goldman for Board of Directors
As Genworth Financial moves ahead in a partnership with two private equity firms, Goldman, known as a fiduciary advocate, takes the reins as board chairman.
Why Facts Trump Feelings in Financial Planning: Russell’s Noonan
Retirement planning has been "sold" as a feeling or a mood, with not enough emphasis on tactical research, capital insight expert says.
What Makes a Successful Retirement Plan? Advisors Disagree
For the third-quarter Professional Outlook Survey, Russell Investments took a closer look at retirement income planning.
Top Portfolio Products: Winklevoss Twins File Bitcoin ETF
In recent portfolio developments, the brothers of Facebook fame filed a Bitcoin ETF with the SEC, and Thornburg’s Developing World Fund went global.