The Assets: Investment strategies
June 3, 2015Screen Against Investors Who Are Likely to ComplainTaking extra time to understand a prospective client now can save you time and trouble later.Transcript Video [ 1:29 ]
June 3, 2015Top Producers Build Portfolios the Old-Fashioned WayFT 400 FAs may not be mainstream, but they’re very much in touch.
June 2, 2015Do You Invest Money Like an FT 400 Advisor?
The biggest chunk of client assets held by FT 400 advisors are invested through individual stocks and bonds, not funds. Do you side with these elite brokerage-based FAs?
I do. I like crafting individual portfolios for my clients, rather than grabbing stuff off the shelf.61% No way. Funds provide broad exposure to financial markets, with less exposure to blowups at individual companies.
June 2, 2015Making “Impact” Goals Part of the Client EquationSome say helping them achieve social outcome should be a fiduciary duty.
June 1, 2015Where Can You Improve Most as an FA?
If you could get better at any one part of your job, what would it be?
Communication. I wish I could explain myself better.18% Investing. I wish I had the resources to be more hands-on and less plug-and-play.27% Office politics. I need to get better at “the game.”
May 29, 2015Which Work Best, Index or Active Funds?Advisors wrangle amid suggestions managers are gaining the upper hand.
May 28, 2015With Clients, Partway Is Better Than No Way At AllWhen it comes to getting them onside, don’t let perfection drive out good enough.
May 27, 2015What’s the Best Approach to Private-Equity for Your Clients?
How can wealthy clients best invest in private-equity deals involving properties and businesses?
Look to individual ventures driven by friends, families or our in-house research.54% Hook in with big PE funds that offer smorgasbords of private-investment opportunities.
May 26, 2015FAs’ Allocation to Alts Is Not Enough to Control RiskAlternative allocations grow but remain too small a part of most portfolios.
May 20, 2015Low-AUM Advisors Should Just Shut Up: Morgan StanleyBrokerage giant prefers criticism from people who are good at their jobs.