Investment Intelligence: Demystifying liquid alternatives

September 16, 2014

As the popularity of liquid alternatives and other non-traditional investment products continue to explode, advisers need information and intelligent insights to stay ahead of the competition. Understanding and differentiating among all the different types of alternative strategies and how they can best address a client's needs is top of mind for advisors today. In this one hour CE approved webinar sponsored by MainStay Investments, advisers will learn how to construct a well-diversified portfolio using liquid alternatives and non-traditional investments. They will also learn which types of alternatives can help to diversify a portfolio and discover where the alternative flows may go in the future.

  • Accepted by the CFP Board for 1 CE credit and by IMCA for 1 CIMA®/CIMC®/CPWA® CE credit.

How to build 'real-life' retirement income portfolios

September 10, 2014

As your clients approach retirement, that nest egg, which you have been carefully protecting, needs to begin to hatch.

When they reach 65, the ideals of "beating benchmarks" and "taking a long-term perspective" are suddenly replaced with the reality of having enough money to generate a sustainable monthly income throughout retirement.

What's your plan?

Where in the World is My Retirement Income

August 26, 2014

Increasing volatility, increasing correlations, and increasing stress. With all that's happening on the world stage, how do you ensure your clients' retirement portfolio will be built to last? In an exclusive webcast for InvestmentNews Retirement Income Summit attendees, Robert J. Froehlich, Ph.D., better known as "Dr. Bob," addresses this issue and more through his informative and unique viewpoint shaped by his roles as an expert global economist, independent director, baseball team owner, strategist, author, and T.V. personality.


The future of advice: Business models and services for the next generation

August 19, 2014

While the definition and delivery of wealth management has changed rapidly in recent years, the demand for personalized financial advice remains strong - and, according to new investor research from InvestmentNews, has the potential to significantly increase over the next several years.

But not all advisory firms will benefit. Advisers who successfully adapt their business and service models to appropriately connect with both the investors of today and tomorrow will see accelerated growth rates and increased firm values.

  • Accepted by IMCA for 1 CIMA®/CIMC®/CPWA® CE credit.

What is your practice worth?

August 12, 2014

The average age of a financial adviser is 56, and many are expected to explore options for exiting the business over the next decade. Some will choose internal successors, while others will opt for mergers and acquisitions.

Regardless of the specific path they pursue, any adviser looking to transition ownership of their practice over the next decade will need to have a firm handle on the current and future value of their business.

  • Accepted by IMCA for 1 CIMA®/CIMC®/CPWA® CE credit.

Maximizing Your Clients' Social Security Benefits

August 05, 2014

Helping clients navigate the maze of Social Security can be a full-time job. But by understanding a few key concepts, you can make sure your clients get the most out of this critical retirement benefit.

With InvestmentNews contributing editor and Social Security expert Mary Beth Franklin, this webcast will cover the two main creative claiming strategies known as "file and suspend" and "restricting a claim to spousal benefits" and how and when to use them.

  • Accepted by the CFP Board for 1 CE credit and by IMCA for 1 CIMA®/CIMC®/CPWA® CE credit

Giving your Firm an Edge with Technology

July 29, 2014

You may be able to avoid technology in some circumstances - but not when it comes to your business. To build a practice that is consistently profitable and growing, technology needs to embraced and leveraged for all it's worth. But where to begin?

Women and Investing: Successfully Advising Women in Transition

July 22, 2014

Women who suddenly become divorced or widowed face steep emotional transitions and new financial realities. In order to successfully attract and hold onto these female clients, financial advisers must understand how to help them navigate the unique life adjustments they must make.

How to attract - and develop - NextGen talent

July 15, 2014

Advisers have a growing need to bring new talent into their practices to help bridge the gap with their next generation of clients - and also develop their own next generation of firm leaders.

Millennials and Money: How to Capitalize on the $30T Opportunity

July 08, 2014

Millennials will be rapidly accumulating assets-and decision-making authority-as they stand to inherit $30 trillion from Baby Boomers over the course of the next decade. Are you ready to turn this next generation of investors into your next generation of clients?Join InvestmentNews for a live, interactive webcast that will arm advisors with actionable strategies to evolve their practice for the 21st century.

  • Accepted by IMCA for 1 CIMA®/CIMC®/CPWA® CE credit.

Prepare your clients for a rapidly changing fixed income environment

June 25, 2014

Risks in fixed income markets have changed. Industry experts are predicting bond yields are set to rise - and are calling for advisers to re-think traditional approaches to fixed income investing as the 30-year decline in rates comes to an end. Are your clients' fixed income portfolios positioned for increased volatility and interest rate sensitivity in a rising interest rate environment?

  • Accepted by the CFP Board for 1 CE credit and by IMCA for 1 CIMA®/CIMC®/CPWA® CE credit.

Aging: The Most Important Conversation You're NOT Having With Your Clients

June 19, 2014

Take your financial planning conversations to the next level by tackling one of the most sensitive (yet critical) topics facing all of your clients - the financial implications of aging.

  • Accepted by IMCA for 1 CIMA®/CIMC®/CPWA® CE credit.

Re-defining risk: The new rules of portfolio construction

June 10, 2014

Helping clients navigate the complex trade-offs between risk and reward is one of the most important jobs for advisers. Hear the latest research findings from a survey about mass affluent investors' views of risk and return, along with the roles they feel their advisers should play. Discover how to approach securing client relationships for a lifetime by your approach to portfolio construction.

  • Accepted by the CFP Board for 1 CE credit and by IMCA for 1 CIMA®/CIMC®/CPWA® CE credit.

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