Harold Evensky needs no introduction. He graces the cover of our February issue and shares with us his thoughts on the direction the industry is going with the next generation of advisors, and what the industry needs to succeed.
February is also our global issue. For this month’s Overlooked Manager, we talked to Stephen Peak at Henderson Global Investors about Europe’s recovery and the European Focus Fund. Savita Iyer-Ahrestani talks to experts about where they’re putting their money outside the United States.
Like the Biblical Joseph, Harold Evensky has worn a coat of many colors over the “billion years” that he likes to say he’s been in this business. He’s an advisory firm owner. He’s an investment researcher. He’s an academic. He’s a leader of the profession by words and deeds and through the bully pulpit he’s built as a source and mentor to journalists.
He’s a conscience of the profession. He’s a staunch proponent of the fiduciary standard for all advice givers. He’s a believer in the next generation of advisors. He was an early adopter of the fee-only business model. He’s figured out a succession plan for the advisory firm that bears his name and his partner’s in business and life. Yet he remains a questioner not only of the conventional wisdom of advisors but of his own opinions as well. Never will Harold Evensky, in the words of John F. Kennedy, “enjoy the comfort of opinion without the discomfort of thought.”
Editor-in-Chief Jamie Green talks to Evensky to capture his thoughts on the direction the industry is going with the next generation of advisors, and what the industry needs to succeed.