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.
In December 2017, FlexShares ETFs engaged third-party research firm1 Riedel Strategy to conduct a national study of occupational wellness among financial advisors, to better understand the advisor experience and help advisors live better, more productive and satisfied lives. Nearly 700 people completed and returned the survey – giving us insight into the health and wellness of advisors from a range of firms across the United States. What we found, coming in the midst of a long-running period of market stability, might seem counterintuitive: Advisors are under a lot of stress. Conversely, they also are very satisfied with their occupational choice.
Managed Futures is an investment strategy that has historically performed well during periods of economic crisis, falling interest rates, and recessions.
But how does Managed Futures perform when interest rates are rising?
Altegris’ research team performed a historical analysis, which examined how managed futures has performed against equities and fixed income in various market environments over the last 30 years.
Join Miguel Sosa, Portfolio Strategist of Research and Investment Solutions with Altegris, for this live digital discussion. Prior to joining Altegris, Miguel was an Assistant Vice President and Hedge Fund Portfolio Specialist with Wellington Management, a Boston-based investment manager with more than $1 trillion in assets under management. He holds an MBA and SM in Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). Over this interactive 45-minute webcast, Sosa will address and provide:
• How managed futures can potentially diversify and mitigate portfolio risk.
• Why we believe managed futures are poised to perform positively moving forward.
• An outlook for managed futures and how to appropriately allocate to this non-traditional asset class.
*For more information on Altegris private and public funds, please visit www.altegris.com/arena
Disruption and technological innovations are creating opportunities in select businesses for private asset investors. But perhaps what makes a more meaningful difference is not the company itself, but the investment stream and expertise behind the venture. Steven Yang of Zurich-based Schroder Adveq, with Valentine Whittaker, Alternatives Director at Schroders, offer their views on how a best-in-class pursuit of the most prominent new wave tech ventures and sustainable return prospects can truly differentiate within this nuanced segment of the market in an age when traditional research, valuation models, and policy simply lead to noise and generic rhetoric.
Steven Yang is the Head of the Adveq Technology program and in charge of Schroder Adveq’s investments in the US technology space from seed/early stage venture to buyout strategies. As part of Schroder Adveq’s global benchmarking practice he is also involved in Schroder Adveq’s Asian venture investments.
Steven holds a Bachelor's degree in Finance and International Business from New York University, US.
Rising volatility, changing inflation expectations and talks of a trade war. What can investors expect in the coming months? How could US tariffs potentially impact the momentum of the global economy? Manulife’s Head of Capital Markets and Strategy, Bob Boyda, shares his insights in this video.
How to efficiently capture and maintain exposure to factors is a common question heard by index providers and ETF issuers alike. Of equal importance is how the index methodology works to maintain exposure to chosen factors over time.
Join Yvette Murphy, Senior Product Manager, FTSE Russell
Michael Curtis, Product Development, DWS, and David Stack, Capital Markets Specialist, DWS, for the latest quarterly update on:
- Efficiently capturing multi-factor exposure
- The changing factor exposures within indexes over time
- The impact of latest rebalancing on embedded factor exposures
- Top security and sector weight changes in FTSE Comprehensive Factor Indexes
As sustainable investing moves into the mainstream of institutional investing many investors may be unsure why this once niche strand of portfolio construction has risen so rapidly in the rankings of investor consideration. Is it driven by values, global policy, or is it really about a pure investment rationale; enhancing returns and minimising risk? Or a mixture of all three?
Join Dan Carson, Head of Green Solutions at FTSE Russell as he seeks to elaborate on some of the issues and drivers that have led to the increased popularity of sustainable investing; explaining why green taxonomies are important and how FTSE Russell’s Green Revenues data model can help asset owners identify the companies that are engaged in the global transition to a green economy.
Dan will go on to demonstrate how Green Revenues data is used within index construction and how asset owners have successfully used sustainability data and smart beta to build index solutions that eloquently combine risk premia with varying degrees of sustainable preference or parameters.
- Dan Carson, Head of Green Solutions, FTSE Russell
- Brendan Maton, IPE
Watch the London Stock Exchange Group's film on Green Finance, in which experts from the field talk about the trends from 2017 and discuss the outlook for 2018.
Our film features Nikhil Rathi, CEO of LSE, Rhian-Mari Thomas, Green Banking Council, Barclays Bank, Elena Chimonides, Fixed Income Specialist, LSEG and Aled Jones, Head of Sustainable Investing, Europe at FTSE Russell, covering a range of areas including Green Bonds, Equities, ESG and sustainable investment.
Nasdaq Dorsey Wright & First Trust Bring AlphaDEX® to European Advisors | .5 CPD Credit
The growth of technology & fee based advisory in the United States has been a powerful driver of the adoption of ETFs and the outsourcing of Model Portfolios by financial advisors and wealth managers.
MiFID II and the rise of robo advisors look set to reshape advisor business models and accelerate these same trends among investors in Europe.
Nasdaq Dorsey Wright and First Trust have been at the forefront of this investing revolution in the United States, delivering quantitative asset allocation strategies and systematic smart beta ETFs to empower advisors to compete in this new world.
The combination of Nasdaq Dorsey Wright Relative Strength Model Portfolios and First Trust AlphaDEX® ETFs is a powerful solution now available to advisors in Europe to enable them to potentially thrive in the era of the robo advisors.
In this session participants will learn:
-How to implement a systematic approach to asset allocation utilising ETFs
-How to differentiate between smart beta exposures
-Nasdaq Dorsey Wright relative strength asset allocation methodology
-First Trust AlphaDEX® security selection strategy
"AlphaDEX®" is a registered trademark of First Trust Portfolios L.P. First Trust Portfolios L.P. has obtained a patent for the AlphaDEX® stock selection methodology from the United States Patent and Trademark Office.
•Gregg Guerin, Senior Product Specialist, First Trust Global Portfolios
•Cameron Lilja, Director of Research & Development, Nasdaq Global Information Services
•Jay Gragnani, Head of Research & Client Engagement, Nasdaq Dorsey Wright