You say Fiduciary, I say Suitability
The requirement for advisors to better understand the needs and objectives of clients is a core pillar of the US regulatory environment – yet it is now increasingly important for clients themselves to have a firm grasp of the rules under which advisors operate and the different models available.
Back to Basics
The re-emerging need for proactive asset manager acumen and skill – stock, sector, and thematic selection – is one of the silver linings of this week’s global stock market route.
The industry turned out in droves this week to front the Department of Labor’s hearing regarding the introduction of a fiduciary standard in the US.
Change & Disruption
The global asset management is on the cusp of fundamental change and the industry is grappling with four big change drivers as companies try to position for the future.
People have been calling the end of the bond bull market for most of 2013 and with equities performing strongly at the start of this year you can understand why talk of the Great Rotation has gathered speed.
The definitions of alpha and beta in the world of institutional investment are becoming more fluid as pension funds take a lens to their historical ‘alpha’ investments and begin to …
Pension funds should be staid and steady institutions making sound choices that set long-term trends for other investors – so what are they doing investing in Facebook? Recent news of …
Social media may be considered the new frontier in reaching prospective clients but recent regulations in the US suggest a potential regulatory minefield for financial advisers that may not have …
French president Nicholas Sarkozy said: “Globalisation requires us to reinvent everything” and nowhere is this more relevant than in the world of financial services. Recent CoreData client meetings on the …
The core focus of most licensees at the moment is growth; growing planner numbers, and growing clients. Some are pursuing a growth by acquisition strategy, whereby practices are reportedly being …