Welcome to the US financial advisor community on BrightTALK. Join the community to learn alongside thousands of financial advisors and registered investment advisors. Access relevant and timely content on investment products and strategies, regulations and compliance and the market landscape. You can also find practice management insights on topics such as client acquisition and retention, life planning, marketing and social media best practices.
From December 10th through 13th, MarketCounsel Summit 2013 was host to a gathering of the best and brightest investment advisers in the country, their trusted service providers, and organizational and thought leaders. A capstone event to the year’s industry conferences, the program was packed with compelling discussions about the most provocative issues affecting today’s independent investment adviser.
It’s clear that social media is becoming an increasingly important tool for personal and interactive communications between stakeholders. Reports suggest that the adoption of social media in B2B financial services still lags behind many other B2B industries. Is this a reflection of reality or have they truly embraced a new way of using social media to engage stakeholders and win new business? Join social media experts from the B2B Financial Services industry to learn what they’re doing, their challenges and what the industry is expected to see in the years to come.
BrightTALK™ is delighted to present the first BrightTALK Investment Summit alongside Morningstar. Attend this complimentary online event for financial advisors to gain insights from industry thought leaders on investing in a volatile market and achieving financial success, and to continue conversations initiated at the 2012 Morningstar Investment Conference.
Exchange-Trade Funds (ETFs) provide a flexible and cost-effective vehicle for advisors to include in client portfolios while helping them broaden their asset class diversification. In 2010, the U.S. ETF industry surpassed $1 trillion in assets. With fund providers competing on price and product offerings, all indicators suggest ETFs are primed for another strong performance in 2011. Attend the complimentary presentations at the BrightTALK™ Exchange-Traded Funds Summit to learn about the different ETF asset classes, strategies, and how to incorporate them into your clients’ portfolios.
Since their launch more than fifteen years ago, ETFs have seen exponential growth due to their flexibility, cost-effectiveness and risk-reducing opportunities. Valued at nearly $1 trillion globally, the ETF market is primed for continued growth as investors look to these investment vehicles as a way to diversify their portfolios. With the advent of fee-based compensation structures, financial advisors are under increasing pressure to understand ETFs, how to choose the right ones, and communicate their benefits to clients. Attend the complimentary presentations at this online event to learn the how to take full advantage of ETFs and build them into your investment strategy.
Protecting financial value while also building a sustainable economy will be critical to lead the economy into a healthy future. Environmental, social, and corporate governance issues, while not always quantifiable, can be incorporated into investment strategy to change investment models and incorporate a long term view. This summit will explore the returns of socially responsible investment funds, compare sustainable investment strategy to benchmarks, and discuss the positive and negative impacts of the recession.
In the midst of the worst economic collapse in a generation, there is a growing chorus of economists, regulators and public officials demanding dramatic changes to how the banking and securities sectors are regulated. As the financial services sector struggles to get back on its feet, the new regulatory environment will play a vital role in the pace of recovery. This summit will explore the latest developments in regulatory enforcement and the various proposals for reform, with an emphasis on the implications for banks and asset managers.