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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...

Why ‘timing’ is critical for investment returns

There are many reasons that dynamic, risk-managed strategies can benefit investors of all ages. The impact of sequence of returns for retirees is one of the more important ones. “What if? A probability-based approach to market uncertainty,”  a recent...

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...

Survive and thrive in the next bear market

Helping clients maintain composure in the face of market volatility pays long-term dividends for your firm. After a long day of conference meetings and presentations, you can’t wait for the happy hour and dinner, which is being held in a beautiful...

Separate? Separately managed? Or both?

Some advisors have an ingrained resistance to using separately managed accounts—but it doesn’t have to be an all-or-nothing proposition. There are perhaps as many styles of investment management as there are people in the financial-services...