Welcome to the US wealth managers community on BrightTALK. Join this community to hear industry experts share market, compliance, legal, tax and fund updates and analysis. You can also find helpful tips on financial planning, asset allocation, portfolio management and engaging and retaining high net-worth (HNW) clients.
CIO Equity US Scott Migliori says significantly lower energy costs and strong job growth are bolstering consumers, putting Main Street on more of an upswing than Wall Street. But be mindful of early inflationary pressures, particularly wages.
Falling prices for “Dr. Copper”—the world’s smartest economist—usually means bad news, says CIO NFJ Ben Fischer, but lower-for-longer Fed rates should help. Expect a stock-picker’s market to return and look to active managers to take advantage.
Asia’s markets could suffer if Japan’s yen continues to weaken, says CIO Equity Asia Pacific Raymond Chan. Yet with high interest rates set to fall and reform on the agenda across the region, investors shouldn't overlook Asia.
With deflation fears rising in Europe, policymakers are worried—but fear not, says CIO Equity Europe Neil Dwane. Investors should celebrate the lower oil, food and energy prices that support increased economic activity.
Compliance with the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) has become increasingly important for not only for corporations but for their supply chain partners as well. Join this webinar with Compliance Week's Contributing Writer Tom Fox for information about the latest trends in FCPA compliance, as well as a discussion of recent enforcement actions by the Department of Justice (DoJ) and the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).
February 2, 2015 - Jim McDonald - What’s behind the recent actions taken by central banks across Europe – and what do they mean for economic growth globally? Our Chief Investment Strategist shares his views. Watch.
Attendees of this webinar heard a lively discussion that explored how financial institutions can leverage digital financial data and take specific steps to optimize customer engagement. They also heard about Yodlee’s leading digital financial platform and new Transaction Data Enrichment solution—the first to automatically organize individual merchant and non-merchant transactions into clear categories—enabling financial institutions to:
-Identify, analyze, and act on merchant level transaction data
-Categorize all banking, credit, and debit card transactions by merchant, merchant type, and geographical location
-Understand consumer purchase behavior
-Create relevant and targeted promotional offers
Risk management for endowed charitable entities, with longer investment horizons, focuses on key components or “pillars” that reflect the unique purpose of these organizations. These components include establishing an asset allocation and monitoring results through a custom lens, aligning investment policy and distribution policy, managing exposure to illiquid asset classes, managing volatility and, importantly maintaining the appropriate governance and structure to align with the organization’s broader objectives.
Our team will address methods to answer common questions raised by board members:
Are we meeting our absolute return goals?
Are we managing risk?
Are we generating fair returns on the risks we are taking?
Join us for a discussion of the unique risk management issues faced by endowments and foundations.
US Investment Strategist Kristina Hooper tells Reuters that while the Fed’s transition to more conventional monetary policy in 2015 may be difficult, investors should still find opportunities in US stocks, especially in the technology sector.
We live in changing times with no lack of macro events for today’s markets to navigate. Jim Welsh, Forward Portfolio Manager and Tactical Strategist, assesses the macro market landscape and the forces that could drive market trends.
What trends should investors be watching as the new year unfolds? See for yourself what Legg Mason's family of investment managers see as the most important issues facing the global economy and financial markets.
In a sea of advisor rankings offered by such well known media outlets including Barron's, CNBC and Financial Times as well as a variety of trade publications, commonalities appear. However, the paths that each have taken to get there are unique. While past performance is not always indicative of future results in investing, enduring strong businesses are suggestive of strong insight and practices. Barron's Managing Director, Sterling Shea, assembles some of the country's most recognized financial advisors, Grant Rawdin (Wescott Financial Advisory Group), Steve Lockshin (Convergent), and Brent Brodeski (Savant Capital Management) to discuss what the future holds for their businesses.
Corey Kupfer (Hamburger Law Firm) will sit down with Lenny Chang (Co-Founder and Managing Director of Focus Financial Partners), Elizabeth Nezvold (Managing Partner of Silver Lane Advisors), and Dan Seivert ( CEO and Managing Partner of Echelon Partners), to discuss the levers available and mindset required to get deals consummated for investment advisers. Whether it’s inorganic growth, implementation of a succession plan, a business combination, or an outright purchase/sale, all present challenges that each of these panelists have helped numerous advisers overcome.
Heads of all three of the largest US custodians will be together on the stage to have a candid conversation about the opportunities and threats that lie ahead for independent RIAs. They will debate their roles and value proposition in supporting independent advisers, including where they are committing resources.
Why should the strategic acquirers have all the fun?
Raising capital is important to your business too- but it’s no secret that access to it is more difficult. Traditional banks don’t (generally) understand the advisory business and private lenders and investors are more cautious and have upped their standards- and the cost of their capital. What are the options?
The panel, moderated by Paul Lally of Gladstone Associates will discuss current market trends in capital sourcing and present two options for access. Joining Paul will be Phil Green, CFO of Brinker Capital, a $17.5 Billion RIA who strategically deploys capital to advisory firms to fund acquisitions and Steve Smits, General Manager of Live Oak Bank, a leading provider of business loans to independent business people in niche industries.
A curriculum comprised of the top 3 regulatory issues effecting the growth trajectory of independent advisers. Brian Hamburger will moderate former New York Governor and Attorney General Eliot Spitzer and former SEC Commissioner Harvey Pitt, while TD Ameritrade's Managing Director of Advisor Advocacy & Industry Affairs will provide his color commentary on these important issues.
Editors from prominent financial industry press outlets will experience a reversal of the norm as they find themselves being interviewed and having to look back on what contributed to the popularity and importance of the industry’s biggest news stories of 2014.
In today’s time-pressed world, we all need to make sure that every minute counts when we’re communicating with clients. In this webinar, you’ll hear what some of today’s most successful advisors are doing to operate more effectively:
· The tested strategy that increases client assets
· Your best use of time to start each day
· Three minutes that make meetings more productive
· How to get clients to look forward to your meetings
· The optimal way to wrap up a meeting
This event is being conducted by Advisor Perspectives. LPL Financial and Advisor Perspectives are separate entities. LPL Financial is not responsible for any direct or incidental loss incurred by applying any of the information offered.
Smart Beta is a global phenomenon that, since the launch of the FTSE RAFI Index Series 10 years ago, has transformed indexation, attracted hundreds of billions of dollars in tracking assets and expanded to include an ever-widening range of approaches.
Join Jason Hsu, Co-Founder and Vice Chairman of Research Affiliates, LLC and Frederick Bailey, Managing Director, FTSE Asset Owner Group, who will be looking back at 10 years of live performance of FTSE RAFI and discussing:
• Fundamentally Different: The Origins and Catalysts of Smart Beta
• How the Original Criticisms of Smart Beta Stack Up After 10 Years of Live Data
• Have the Promises of Smart Beta Been Delivered?
• From Fundamental Weighting to Low Volatility and Beyond: The Future of Smart Beta
11:00-12:00 New York
8:00-9:00 Los Angeles