Topic: The Assets

Portfolio management

FAs Weigh In: How FAs Use Muni Bonds

August 12, 2022No Comments

“Of late, there has been a historic sell-off in munis and the opportunity there may prove even greater in the future,” according to Coastal Bridge Advisors’ Jim Pratt-Heaney.

You Don’t Have to Direct Index to Save Clients on Taxes

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Direct indexing can be great for large accounts with complicated tax situations. But if a client is just looking for a portfolio that is generally tax-aware, ETF model portfolios can often fill that niche, according to a new analysis by Morningstar.

Gold ETFs Take a Shine to ESG

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With inflation roaring and crypto’s failing to act like the great inflation hedge some had hoped for, some ETF sponsors are looking to ways to make gold appealing to the environmentally conscious investor set.

Corporate Bond ETFs' Hidden Cost: 48 Bps

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New research calls for greater regulatory oversight of the relationship between ETF issuers and authorized participants.

FAs Weigh In: The What-Ifs of Wealth Transfer

August 10, 2022No Comments

Advisors share the common wealth transfer mistakes families make.

Insurance planning

Millennials Hankering for Annuities: Survey

June 13, 2022No Comments

At the same time, few millennials are aware of the tax-deferred growth potential of annuities, according to insurance firm Lincoln Financial Group.

FAs Weigh In: Sense of Urgency with Financial Plans

May 24, 2022No Comments

“The pandemic has created an urgency for our clients to accelerate their existing plans or reevaluate what is truly important to them,” according to Reservoir Road Financial Group’s Ken Roban.

New Firm Aims to Bring FAs Holistic Client Balance Sheet Mgmt

March 15, 2022No Comments

The founders of the firm, Bonsai, include former executives of Allianz and Blackrock.

Cetera Partners with Firm for Insurance, Investment Needs

February 17, 2022No Comments

Cetera Investment Services will be able to provide investment and insurance solutions and investment advisory services through Hancock Whitney financial consultants.

Most UHNW Investors Want Tangible Assets Included on Their Balance Sheet: Report

December 27, 2021No Comments

While only about half of financial advisors treat assets such as property and art as part of their UHNW clients’ wealth, 87% of the clients do, according to a report from insurance firm Chubb.

Estate planning

FAs Weigh In: The What-Ifs of Wealth Transfer

August 10, 2022No Comments

Advisors share the common wealth transfer mistakes families make.

FAs Weigh In: Estate Plans Aren’t Just for the Rich

August 4, 2022No Comments

“Best practice occurs when the wealth advisor, trust and estate attorney and accountant collaborate in developing a plan for the client,” according to GYL Financial Synergies’ Gerald Goldberg.

How to Have a Solid Relationship with Your Client

August 2, 2022No Comments

Edward Jones financial advisor Jesse Abercrombie says an "advance plan" is necessary.

Prepare Clients Now for New Meaning of Retirement

July 6, 2022No Comments

Many see retirement as a "new chapter" rather than a time to rest and relax, according to Edward Jones advisor Jesse Abercrombie.

Ameriprise Preps Advisors for Massive Wealth Transfer

July 1, 2022No Comments

Ameriprise Financial's Marcy Keckler tells FA-IQ sister publication FundFire how her firm is preparing its advisors for the wave of assets switching hands to heirs.

Tax planning

FAs Weigh In: How FAs Use Muni Bonds

August 12, 2022No Comments

“Of late, there has been a historic sell-off in munis and the opportunity there may prove even greater in the future,” according to Coastal Bridge Advisors’ Jim Pratt-Heaney.

ETF Insider

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ETF Insider for August 11, 2022

You Don’t Have to Direct Index to Save Clients on Taxes

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Direct indexing can be great for large accounts with complicated tax situations. But if a client is just looking for a portfolio that is generally tax-aware, ETF model portfolios can often fill that niche, according to a new analysis by Morningstar.

FAs Weigh In: The What-Ifs of Wealth Transfer

August 10, 2022No Comments

Advisors share the common wealth transfer mistakes families make.

Wealthy Americans Win Out in Dems’ Inflation Reduction Bill

August 9, 2022No Comments

None of the previously proposed tax increases aimed at the richest people in the country made it into the package passed in the Senate on Sunday.

Retirement planning

Americans Ignoring Workplace Financial Wellness Help

August 10, 2022No Comments

Only about a third participate in their employers' financial wellness programs, and about half don’t know if such programs exist, research from Principal Financial Group shows.

FAs Weigh In: The What-Ifs of Wealth Transfer

August 10, 2022No Comments

Advisors share the common wealth transfer mistakes families make.

FAs Weigh In: Alts Key to Client Portfolios

August 8, 2022No Comments

These advisors advocate alternatives for diversification and potential enhanced returns.

FAs Weigh In: Estate Plans Aren’t Just for the Rich

August 4, 2022No Comments

“Best practice occurs when the wealth advisor, trust and estate attorney and accountant collaborate in developing a plan for the client,” according to GYL Financial Synergies’ Gerald Goldberg.

How to Have a Solid Relationship with Your Client

August 2, 2022No Comments

Edward Jones financial advisor Jesse Abercrombie says an "advance plan" is necessary.

Investment strategies

FAs Weigh In: How FAs Use Muni Bonds

August 12, 2022No Comments

“Of late, there has been a historic sell-off in munis and the opportunity there may prove even greater in the future,” according to Coastal Bridge Advisors’ Jim Pratt-Heaney.

Worst H1 Outflows for Vanguard Active Funds

August 12, 2022No Comments

Vanguard had $54.3 billion pulled from its active mutual funds during the first six months of the year.

Morgan Stanley’s UMA Program to Offer Fractional Shares

August 12, 2022No Comments

The firm is currently testing the capability before rolling it out to all clients on the program.

ETF Insider

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ETF Insider for August 11, 2022

You Don’t Have to Direct Index to Save Clients on Taxes

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Direct indexing can be great for large accounts with complicated tax situations. But if a client is just looking for a portfolio that is generally tax-aware, ETF model portfolios can often fill that niche, according to a new analysis by Morningstar.