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The Best Dressed RIA Executives

Here are five of the best dressed RIA titans…and how they could look even better!

POSTED FEBRUARY 19, 2019 3:16 PM
Where Do We Go to Find Good Talent?

Where do we go to find good talent? We have a thriving advisory firm, run by great leaders and we grow every single year. We rarely lose any of our team. But when we do, it is usually because someone is moving out of state or leaving the industry. We’ve never lost anyone to a competitive financial firm.

POSTED FEBRUARY 19, 2019 3:12 PM
Five Ways to Pick Your Target Client

It is nearly impossible to develop a marketing plan that doesn’t disappoint you if you do not define an addressable market.

POSTED FEBRUARY 19, 2019 3:07 PM
What the Historical Data Says About Stock Market Losses

With the S&P 500 Index losing 13.5% in the fourth quarter of 2018, the risk of catastrophizing – not only focusing solely on the negative news, but assuming the worst will occur – increased. Reviewing the historical data, however, keeps you from catastrophizing your own financial situation.

POSTED FEBRUARY 19, 2019 11:13 AM
The evolution of Vanguard Advisor’s Alpha®: From portfolios to people

Steps financial advisors can take to build deeper trust with clients as change occurs within the financial advice industry.

Klarman, Fink and Grantham and the Threat to American Capitalism

An extreme, utopian political and economic philosophy has been embraced in America by a network of highly influential and well-placed apostles. And just as Communism ultimately brought about the collapse of the regime that established it in its most extreme form, the Soviet Union, this new extreme philosophy threatens to bring about the collapse of American capitalism.

POSTED FEBRUARY 18, 2019 10:42 AM
Over Two Centuries of Global Factor Premiums

A new paper analyzed global multi-asset factor premiums over an unprecedented sample of 217 years. The findings carry important implications for quantitative asset management.

POSTED FEBRUARY 18, 2019 10:32 AM
Getting to Trust

Last week two RIA leaders made important remarks illustrating the public’s distrust of financial services. TD Ameritrade’s president and CEO, Tim Hockey, and Pershing Advisor Solutions CEO, Mark Tibergien addressed trust at different forums in different ways.`

POSTED FEBRUARY 18, 2019 10:27 AM
Strategy Based Framework Improves on Style Grid

A powerful alternative to the ubiquitous style grid is to organize managers by the investment strategy that a fund pursues. Once constructed, these statistically valid peer groups provide a comprehensive framework for portfolio construction, manager evaluation, fund selection, benchmarking and, quite surprisingly, stock selection and managing market exposure.

POSTED FEBRUARY 18, 2019 10:08 AM
Making the Transition from Advisor to CEO

Vanessa Oligino is director of business performance solutions at TD Ameritrade. In this interview, she discusses what her research shows are the key traits among advisors who make successful transitions to CEOs of an RIA.

POSTED FEBRUARY 18, 2019 9:54 AM

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