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Advisors prefer active management

Several studies assess advisor attitudes around portfolio management and risk mitigation for clients—showing a continued preference for actively managed strategies. Editor’s note: This article first published in our magazine in October 2015, but...

Seasonality strategies: Sell in May and go away?

The old Wall Street adage “Sell in May and go away” has some strong support in the data, but probably not in the way most investors think. An excerpt from the book “Why Bad Things Happen to Good Investments,” by William T. Hepburn, explains why and...

Using cash to manage risk and create alpha

An actively managed strategy that moves to cash in times of market stress can effectively mitigate risk, reducing drawdowns and overall portfolio volatility. This is especially important for clients in retirement who are taking regular portfolio...

A financial advisor responds to 7 top client concerns

Educate your clients on the value of working with an advisor who practices proactive money management—stressing risk management in helping them reach their overall financial and investment goals. Clients ask a lot of great questions, and with each...

Active management: Don’t retire without it

For the millions of Americans with underfunded retirement accounts, active management may provide an essential safety net. What is a financial advisor to do when his clients are woefully underfunded for retirement based on traditional measures? When...

Why defense wins in football and portfolio management

A retirement portfolio without proactive management is like driving a car without brakes. Are your clients prepared for the next inevitable crash? Time frames. They are probably one of the most important yet most rarely understood topics when it comes...

Teaching clients ‘how money works’

Grace Himmelright • Eastlake, OH Transamerica Financial Advisors Inc. Read full biography below Proactive Advisor Magazine: Grace, what do you see as your overall mission in working with clients? Knowing how money works can positively impact just about...

A more efficient (and profitable) frontier

Why active management makes optimal portfolios easier to create In his 2011 best seller titled “Thinking, Fast and Slow,” Nobel Prize–winning author Daniel Kahneman explains how people form opinions from complex information, saying, “It is the...

Plan smart to retire smart

Earl Schultz, ChFC, CLU • Birdsboro, PA Strategic Wealth Advisory, LLC • USA Financial Securities Corp. Read full biography below Proactive Advisor Magazine: Earl, talk about your service philosophy in working with clients. We are a family-owned,...

Agility drills for client investment portfolios

Are your clients invested with enough “agility” to mitigate the risk of large drawdowns during severe market declines? Football season is in full swing, and all of the fanatics out there (myself included) have been treated to a season with plenty of...

Retirement planning matters

Tim Wells, AIF • Cincinnati, OH Retirement Matters • Sigma Financial Corporation Read full biography below Proactive Advisor Magazine: Tim, talk about the evolution of your investment philosophy. When I first entered the financial-services industry, I...

Why proactive money management makes sense for clients

When it comes to managing money, focus first on risk management, defending a portfolio from losses. This doesn’t mean being overly conservative—but a great offense without an equally great defense achieves little for clients in the long run. We all have...