Comfort or Confidence: How to Tell Which You Provide
Do you know whether your clients feel comfortable or confident in their relationship with you? Does client retention and acquisition depend on how they feel? I hope the following message helps yo... Read more
What’s on your mind? Addressing Three Common Investor Questions
In 2017, global markets moved up most of the year, but that surely wasn’t the case in 2018. In fact, we haven’t seen that type of volatility in U.S. markets for some time. In this article, we’ll... Read more
Let Your Clients Tell You How You Can Deliver a Better Experience
In 2017, the second annual Investor Feedback Survey gathered opinions from nearly 19,000 clients of advisors across over 400 firms globally. The feedback provided insight into many aspects of a c... Read more
Hiring Decisions That Can Help You Grow Your Business
Growth has been a key priority for advisors over the past five years. And with 10-12% growth rates1, it’s not surprising that advisors are trying to determine the optimal staffing approach. Our 2... Read more
Ho, Ho, Horrible Holiday Investing Myths
Instead of sitting back with a glass of egg nog and overdosing on Rankin/Bass holiday specials, some investors spend year-end trying to decorate their portfolios with dubious investment ideas. H... Read more
Combine Baking Cookies With Painting in This Fun Holiday Activity
By Karen Parker
One of my favorite Christmas traditions is baking cookies and delivering them to friends. My Mom started doing this with me when I was very young, and I have continued the tradition with my child... Read more
Tools to Help Realize Your Year-End Charitable Giving Goals
As we enter the holiday season, we often feel compelled to evaluate, and frequently to increase, our charitable giving. This time of year, specifically, seems geared toward reminding us that givi... Read more
Why Combining Factor Premiums Makes Sense
In a recent blog post we showed that the value, small cap, and profitability factor premiums can turn negative for extended periods of time. In that discussion we focused on individual factor pre... Read more
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