Research Magazine-January 2013

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  • Research Affiliates, WisdomTree Settle Dispute

    Janet Levaux

    Research Affiliates and WisdomTree Investments said they recently reached a settlement regarding patent infringements and that Research Affiliates will pay WisdomTree $700,000 and withdraw its lawsuit.

  • Nuveen Investments Taps Bob Doll

    Janet Levaux

    Nuveen Investments said in late November that it hired Bob Doll, formerly of BlackRock, to serve as the chief equity strategist and senior portfolio manager of its asset-management operations.

  • RBS Launches ETNs

    Ron DeLegge

    The Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) has announced the launch of five new ETNs that track the RICI Enhanced Commodity Indices.

  • Sidebar: Public Impact

    Jane Wollman Rusoff

    Many 401(k) participants have been unaware that service provider fees come out of their retirement plans.

  • Independent Advisors Giving Back

    Janet Levaux

    A good number of financial advisors give back to their communities with time, services and financial support. Commonwealth Financial Network-affiliated…

  • Total-Return Investing: The Case Stays Strong

    Ed McCarthy, CFP, RICP

    While clients financial goals and risk tolerance tend to drive their portfolio allocation, there is a significant role for total-return investing among most investors, including those focused primarily on income or growth, experts say.

  • Sensible Maverick

    Jane Wollman Rusoff

    Turning lifes lemons into lemonade is a neat feat.

  • The Commodity Wave

    Ron DeLegge

    As an asset class, commodities have always been like Rodney Dangerfield; they cant get any respect.

  • Beyond Stock Gloom

    Alexei Bayer

    Since the recovery from the worldwide financial meltdown commenced in 2009, global stock markets have closely mirrored international economic fundamentals.

  • Annuities 2020: Will the Future of VAs Look Like Their Past?

    Moshe A. Milevsky

    Perhaps the next step in the evolution of retirement annuities is to go back to the past. Maybe the annuity of the year 2020 pays out no cash at all, but instead offers an actual retirement service. Allow me to explain.

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