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The financial and investment impact of divorce

Why the role of financial risk management may become even more critical as divorced couples face emotional, lifestyle, and financial stress and change. In both life and investing, it is common to believe that existing or recent facts will continue...

Low volatility—high returns?

What offers a better opportunity for investment returns: low-volatility or high-volatility markets? It doesn’t seem possible that low-volatility markets might deliver better returns than the converse of more alpha being delivered in volatile markets. It...

A message of financial risk management

David Ryan, CFP • Indian Harbour Beach, FL JD Bowen Financial Group • LPL Financial Read full biography below It is fitting that David Ryan’s successful career as a financial professional at JD Bowen Financial Group has taken shape on the Space Coast of...

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...

Lowering risk through active high-yield strategies

Is it possible to conquer the “low risk/good returns” challenge with active strategies? High-yield bonds may offer an attractive risk-managed opportunity. When I joined the financial-services industry in 1994, I tried to determine what it was that my...