Signal vs. Noise: Is Noise Affecting Your Ability to Focus on Investor Behavior?
This is going to be one of those years where we believe behavior—for advisors and clients—is going to really matter. At Russell Investments, we believe one of the biggest detriments to a client’s return is their own behavior.
Measuring the Quality of an Advisory Firm
We’ve all gritted our teeth whenever one of the trade magazines comes out with a list of the “top” wealth management firms, ranked from “top” to “bottom” based on the absolute least meaningful way to measure the quality of an advisory business: their AUM. The goal of such lists should be to identify those firms that are best at serving their clients and are managed in a healthy and sustainable way. Here’s a way to rank firms that achieves that goal.
Where to Get Income in a Low-Yield World
So far in 2020, the yield on the 10-year Treasury has averaged 0.01 percent when adjusted for inflation. Since the end of January, it’s actually dipped below 0 percent, trading as low as negative 0.14 percent on January 31.
Growing a Sustainable Book of Business Based on Advisory
Like the three little pigs building their houses, financial advisors have many choices of how they will build their books of business. Many of the most successful advisors embrace fee-only wealth management. In this blog post, we put some numbers to these theories.
TIGER 21: How the ultra-wealthy are investing
Founded in 1999, Tiger 21 is a peer-to-peer network of wealthy individuals who meet on a regular basis to discuss the issues that matter most to them. Many of those discussions are focused on investing.
How to Choose the Best Lifetime Income Options for Clients
Annuities can reduce the risk of running out of money in retirement, but they protect against this risk in different ways. I’ll compare retirement outcomes of SPIAs to GLWBs to understand the key product differences.
The Latest Look at the Total Return Roller Coaster
Here's an interesting set of charts that will especially resonate with those of us who follow economic and market cycles. Imagine that five years ago you invested $10,000 in the S&P 500. How much would it be worth today, with dividends reinvested but adjusted for inflation? The purchasing power of your investment has increased to $16,591 for an annualized real return of 10.17%.
Industry Leader, Dorothy Hinchcliff, Joins Advisor Perspectives as Editor
Dorothy Hinchcliff has joined Advisor Perspectives as its editor. Previously, Hinchcliff was the executive editor of Financial Advisor magazine, as well as editor of FA online and FA green, where she had worked since 2000.