Advisor Perspectives Announces First Venerated Voices Awards

Advisor Perspectives, a leading publisher serving financial advisors and the financial advisory community, today announced its first Venerated Voices™ awards, recognizing the market commentators who were most frequently read by advisors during 2010. Awards were issued in three categories: The Top 25 Venerated Voices by Firm, The Top 25 Venerated Voices by Author and The Top 10 Venerated Voices by Commentary.

Leading the Top 25 Venerated Voices by Firm category was the Boston-based global asset manager Grantham, Mayo, Van Otterloo (GMO). In second place was the Boston-based asset manager Loomis Sayles, followed by Texas-based bond manager Hoisington Investment Management.

Among individual commentators, the most-widely read was GMO’s co-founder and chief investment strategist Jeremy Grantham, followed by Bill Gross, co-CIO and a founder of the global bond manager PIMCO. In third place were Van R. Hoisington and Lacy H. Hunt of Hoisington Investments.

The most-widely read commentary last year was 'Good Enough' with Ken Fisher, Marty Whitman and Warren Buffett, by Kendall Anderson of the South Carolina-based Anderson Griggs. It was published on November 30 and looked at the stock-picking methodologies of Fisher, Whitman and Buffett. Next was Multisector Strategies in a Rising Rate Environment, by a group of four asset managers at Loomis Sayles. It was published on March 30, and analyzed how fixed-income portfolios should be constructed in advance of a possible rise in interest rates. In third place was Shiller P/E Ratios, Deflation, and FOMC Notes, by David Rosenberg of Gluskin Sheff. It was published on May 20, and provided an analysis of the economy’s prospects approaching the midpoint of 2010.

Advisor Perspectives’ website currently attracts between 40,000 and 50,000 unique visitors per month, virtually all of them financial advisors serving high- and ultra-high net worth individuals. The company publishes economic and market commentaries that were submitted by fund companies, advisors and independent research firms. Last year, over 1,600 such commentaries, which were the basis for these awards, were published and made available through a daily newsletter, Research Perspectives, which the company emails to its subscribers. 

Venerated Voices™ rankings were determined based on the number of unique readers of each commentary, using data provided electronically by the third-party web analytics service WebTrends. The data were normalized to reflect the fact that usage of Advisor Perspectives’ website grew steadily over the course of the year. For the firm and author awards, a minimum of four commentaries must have been submitted during the year. Each firm and author was assigned a relative score, with a score of 100 equal to average readership.

Commenting on the Venerated Voices™ Awards, Advisor Perspectives CEO Robert Huebscher said, “For the first time, we now know objectively which commentators financial advisors listen to the most. “

Advisor Perspectives was founded in 2007 and is based in Lexington, Mass. In addition to Research Perspectives, it publishes a widely read weekly newsletter, Advisor Perspectives, which contains original articles on the markets, the economy and practice management.

In the future, Advisor Perspectives will provide quarterly updates to its rankings, as well as issuing annual Venerated Voices™ awards.


The Top 25 Venerated Voices™ by Firm

Firm

Score

GMO

380

Loomis Sayles

345

Hoisington Investment Management

288

O'Shaughnessy Asset Management

279

Hussman Funds

252

PIMCO

235

Anderson Griggs

213

Thornburg Investment Management

201

Oaktree Capital

191

Absolute Return Partners

180

Boeckh Investment Letter

179

Research Affiliates

178

GaveKal

158

Litman Gregory

154

New Arc Investments

141

Gluskin Sheff

132

Doug Short

130

Pioneer Investment Management

128

Emerald Asset Advisors

126

Millennium Wave Advisors

121

Heron Financial Group

114

Sentinel Asset Management

108

Osterweis Capital Management

108

The Golub Group

103

Predictably Irrational

102

 

The Top 25 Venerated Voices™ by Author

Advisor

Firm

 Score

Jeremy Grantham

GMO

367

Bill Gross

PIMCO

348

Van R. Hoisington and Lacy H. Hunt

Hoisington Investment Management

288

John P. Hussman

Hussman Funds

251

Kendall J. Anderson

Anderson Griggs

213

Niels C. Jensen

Absolute Return Partners

210

Mohammed El-Erian

PIMCO

209

Howard Marks

Oaktree Capital

191

Rob Arnott

Research Affiliates

185

Paul McCulley

PIMCO

165

Rob Isbitts

Emerald Asset Advisors

150

Tony and Rob Boeckh

Boeckh Investment Letter

143

Jeff Miller

New Arc Investments

141

David A. Rosenberg

Gluskin Sheff

132

Christian Thwaites

Sentinel Asset Management

131

Doug Short

Doug Short

127

John Mauldin

Millennium Wave Advisors

121

David Edwards

Heron Financial Group

114

Michael Golub

The Golub Group

103

Paul Kasriel

Northern Trust

102

Dan Ariely

Predictably Irrational

102

Liz Ann Sonders, Brad Sorenson,
and Michelle Gibley

Charles Schwab

94

Mark Oelschlager

Oak Associates

93

Nouriel Roubini

Roubini Global Economics

91

Neeraj Chaudhary

Euro Pacific Capital

87

 

The Top 10 Venerated Voices™ by Commentary

Firm

Author(s)

Commentary

Anderson Griggs

Kendall J. Anderson

'Good Enough' with Ken Fisher, Marty Whitman and Warren Buffett

Loomis Sayles

Dan Fuss, Kathleen Gaffney,
Matt Eagan and Elaine Stokes

Multisector Strategies in a Rising Rate Environment

Gluskin Sheff

David A. Rosenberg

Shiller P/E Ratios, Deflation, and FOMC Notes

Predictably Irrational

Dan Ariely

 The Seven Habits of Highly Ineffective People

VoxEU

Carmen M. Reinhart

Eight Hundred Years of Financial Folly

Loomis Sayles

David W. Rolley

The Global Bond Market: Opportunity or Opportunity Cost

The Big Picture

Barry Ritholtz

Ten Things You Don’t Know (Or Were Misinformed) About the Goldman Sachs Case

Hussman Funds

John P. Hussman

Implications of a Likely Economic Downturn

O'Shaughnessy Asset
Management

Patrick O'Shaughnessy

The Same Old Bear: A Study of Bear Markets and Stock Returns Since 1926

Anderson Griggs

Kendall J. Anderson

Ten Ways to Improve The Returns on Your Portfolios

 

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