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St Jude
The donor population of the U.S. is rapidly aging. Reduced tax incentives for bequests and changes in the investment climate are also changing the way many larger charitable gifts are being structured. It is becoming increasingly evident that charities, and their donors, can both benefit from gifts that result in accelerating the benefits of bequests and similar gifts for all concerned.
Northern Trust Asset Management
For decades, investors have used tilts toward popular factors, such as value, size, or momentum, to improve the performance or risk characteristics of their equity portfolios. Northern Trust Asset Management examines the theory behind the effectiveness of factor exposures, their returns through time, and how factors can be combined to achieve more persistent excess returns.
Selling permanent life insurance has never been easy. Often, just knowing where to start the conversation can be the hardest part. This document will help better serve the needs of your clients by introducing them to permanent life using language that gets them interested in learning more.
Northern Trust Asset Management
The number of “smart beta” strategies has significantly increased in recent years as investors seek to capture excess returns from well-defined compensated risk factors such as size, value, and low volatility. These strategies often produce markedly different returns while nominally targeting the same factor. Our research shows this is the result of unintended exposures to uncompensated risk factors that, in the end, contribute to risk but not returns.
Nationwide Retirement Institute®
Fiduciary responsibility has become a hot industry topic. As your clients become more aware of changes to the law, questions may come your way. Many may wonder how the revised fiduciary regulations could change their relationship with you.
Firms are stuck with costly, manual processes that don’t scale well with all of the new types of communications that must be supervised, but there are simple steps they can take to turn supervision around.
Download our brochure to explore how Commonwealth’s specialized services and one-on-one consulting can help you refine and grow your retirement practice.
Northern Trust
The findings of the latest Northern Trust study of third-party investment management use among advisers reveal the many reasons why outsourcing works — and why a sizable number of advisers continue to prefer managing client assets themselves. Find out what advisers in every channel and at firms of all sizes are doing, and decide whether investment management outsourcing makes sense for you.
Advent Software
Leveraging Technology to Drive Profitability, Scale, and Growth. More and more, advisors are asking for tools to provide better engagement with their clients, tools such as financial planning, risk alignment, and wealth reporting. And, they want it all in one easy to use application. Read how advisors today who invest in this type of technology realize 45% higher incremental profitability than other advisors. Read more.
October 12, 2016
PNC Capital Advisors
Populism is a growing, increasingly global phenomenon that isn’t confined to the United States in this current election season. In “The Rising Tide of Populism”, Martin Schulz, managing director, International Equity, discusses the trend and its potential implications for investors.
LiveOak Bank
Live Oak Bank has seen rapid growth in advisor borrowing since 2013. Access to capital in the investment advisor industry has helped fuel the already rising trends of business transitions – whether that’s acquisition, succession or expansion. So how are advisors using this new access to capital to build their businesses? In this white paper Live Oak has compiled a variety of internal data to find out.
Orion Advisor Services
When it comes to building a successful advisory firm, choosing the right technology can often be as important as choosing the right employees. This resource offers some great technology options that can help you scale and grow.
Is your firm paying competitive compensation and employee benefits? Find out now by ordering the 2013 Compensation & Staffing Study, which highlights comprehensive compensation benchmarking data on 24 advisory firm job positions and outline current trends in owner compensation.
Our bi-annual study on the financial performance of advisory firms provides industry benchmarks on advisory firm financials including common-sized income statements, balance sheet and key performance ratios.
The industry's first-ever succession planning study offers key strategies for increasing the transferability & value of your business, while also highlight financing and valuation options.
The 2013 InvestmentNews Adviser Technology Study provides actionable information to advisers, along with the latest solutions to help them drive profitability, efficiency and growth. This research solves for a critical need for independent advisers, given how fragmented the independent adviser business can be and the absence of a comprehensive resource for assessing the best practices and procedures of peers.

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