White papers and reports
InvestmentNews presents the latest and most targeted thought leadership for the financial industry.
September 21, 2017
Litman Gregory senior research analyst and principal Jack Chee discusses our fund due diligence process in detail and describes the value of outsourcing to a proven fund picker. Through AdvisorIntelligence, Litman Gregory shares the in-depth proprietary investment research we produce to support the portfolios of our own asset management clients.
September 15, 2017
New research from InvestmentNews and Cambridge Investment Research shows how advisers can take a new approach to fees, M&A and succession planning to help accelerate the value of their services – and ultimately their businesses.
September 13, 2017
The popularity of text messaging is growing every year, and many firms and their clients now expect to use it as a tool to conduct business. Prohibiting the use of text messages is not only unsustainable for an increasingly mobile workplace, it limits how and where advisors communicate with clients.
Prohibition also does not protect your firm from risk—it simply pushes conversations where you can’t see and manage them. In this guide you’ll learn how to use text messaging to communicate while minimizing your firm’s compliance, legal, and reputational risk.
September 11, 2017
Over a quarter-century of evolution has taken place since the first benchmarking study in this series was published in 1991. This year’s findings reveal the great extent to which the independent financial advisory industry has evolved: The advisory industry is experiencing stable levels of profitability and owner income. It continues to grow, albeit at rates of growth slower than they were five years ago. Such a shift will require significant changes in how firms manage and reward their professionals, and this study provides the tools and information necessary for advisory firms looking to manage both their compensation practices and bottom line.”
September 11, 2017
“Senior Citizens” are not who they used to be. Many seniors successfully delay the aging process with active lifestyles and healthy living. Advisors who understand this new normal, including how senior clients perceive themselves and the aging process, are expanding their business with a specialization that focuses on addressing potential health changes.
September 01, 2017
Donating non-cash assets such as appreciated securities, real estate, or privately held business interests is a powerful way to maximize tax benefits and increase the impact of charitable giving at the same time. This paper discusses considerations for guiding clients through gift planning and identifying the most appropriate assets for maximizing tax efficiency.
September 01, 2017
Retirement plan clients see you as their go-to source for 401(k) information and services. Read this white paper to learn 12 best practices financial advisors can follow when working with 401(k) plan clients.
August 24, 2017
Behavioral finance research has revealed that a key assumption about the way individuals make economic decisions is not quite true. In terms of investment decision-making in particular, we now know that while people are rational much of the time, they don’t make rational decisions all of the time. This is not due to willfulness or ignorance, but rather because our all-too-human biases, emotions and habits often outweigh our reason. The way we think and react can defeat even the best of intentions and lead to inferior outcomes, particularly when investing for a long-term goal such as retirement.
Based on psychological and behavioral economics research at the Stanford Center on Longevity, a growing body of knowledge has emerged that can help financial advisors better serve their clients by acknowledging and overcoming these tendencies. This white paper will draw on that knowledge to help advisors understand some of the common biases clients bring to investing and the advisory relationship, as well as the stresses clients face in decision-making.
August 10, 2017
Review the history of modern portfolio theory (MPT), challenge some of MPT’s basic tenets with a case for goals-oriented portfolio construction, and learn how investors are better off with a risk-based asset allocation. IMCA® is the professional association for advanced investment professionals.
August 08, 2017
In this white paper, we continue to examine the changing role of the advisor — and the changing nature of “advice” itself — in today’s new world. We suggest how you can validate your worth as an intermediary as never before, even in this rapidly changing, high-tech world, by doing what technology can’t: cultivating client well-being.
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