Results for "Numbers Game"

Nov 19, 2018, 9:17 PM EST

Female advisers more likely to consider ESG investing strategies


By Ellie Zhu James Gallardo

A recent study conducted by InvestmentNews Research and sponsored by Calvert Research and Management measured financial advisers' perceptions of environmental, social and corporate governance investing. Among other trends, the study, "From Upstream to Mainstream: ESG at a Tipping Point," showed notable differences in male and female advisers' perceptions of ESG.Overall, usage of ESG investing strategies is up 25% (from 35% to 46%) year over year. While nearly one in two advisers are now constructing portfolios taking ESG factors into account, the trend is much more pronounced among women, the majority of whom (53%) are doing so. Of those female advisers who aren't currently doing so, nearly all would at least consider ESG. Male advisers, on the other hand, are nearly three times as likely as females to be gung ho against ESG — 26% of them say they are not using and will not consider taking ESG into account when constructing... Read full post

Nov 17, 2018, 9:21 PM EST

Some good news about female recruitment in financial advice


By Ellie Zhu Matt Sirinides

Whether promoted from within or hired from outside the firm, each of four core advisory positions tracked in InvestmentNews' benchmarking study has seen an uptick in women entrants.It's recently been reported that women are now better educated than their husbands and control over half of all private wealth. However, change has been slow when it comes to gender diversity among financial advisers. But this year, the data is hinting at positive change in achieving gender parity among independent advisers. According to the 2018 InvestmentNews Compensation & Staffing Study Update, sponsored by Pershing Advisor Solutions, each of the four primary advisory positions tracked in the study, from the entry-level "support adviser" to the "practicing partner" owner-adviser role, showed an increase in the proportion of women newly inhabiting each job, whether the incumbent was promoted, transferred or hired to her new role.... Read full post

Oct 27, 2018, 12:52 PM EST

Rankings of fixed-income ETFs for the third quarter 2018

By Ellie Zhu

Ranked by quarterly returnsName/ticker3-month return1-year returnNet assets ($M)Net ratio*3-month average daily volume1Xtrackers Emerg Markets Bd - IR Hdg ETF (EMIH)3.79%2.17%$8.7 0.45%1,0862Xtrackers Hi Yield Corp Bd - IR Hdg ETF (HYIH)3.69%5.90%$4.6 0.35%1,8743iShares Interest Rate Hedged Long-Term Corp Bd (IGBH)3.68%5.99%$46.0 0.16%8,5804iShares Interest Rate Hedged High Yield Bond ETF (HYGH)3.53%6.03%$378.9 0.54%28,7675ProShares Investment Grade-Interest Rate Hdg ETF (IGHG)3.44%2.38%$528.3 0.30%53,0446ProShares High Yield-Interest Rate Hedged (HYHG)3.30%5.68%$175.8 0.50%12,2227iShares Interest Rate Hedged Emerging Mkts Bd ETF (EMBH)3.19%1.82%$11.6 0.48%5,5678First Trust CEF Income Opportunity ETF (FCEF)3.17%5.31%$45.3 2.78%6,7949Invesco Emerging Markets Sovereign Debt ETF (PCY)3.14%-4.79%$3,997.4 0.50%1,499,96610Xtrackers Invest Grade Bd - IR Hdg ETF (IGIH)2.77%2.13%$9.6 0.25%1,16311Xtrackers High Beta High Yield Bond ETF (HYUP)2.... Read full post

Oct 27, 2018, 12:51 PM EST

Rankings of equity ETFs for the third quarter 2018

By Ellie Zhu

Ranked by quarterly returnsName/ticker3-month return 1-year returnassets ($M)Expense ratio*3-month average daily volume1ETFMG Alternative Harvest ETF (MJ)34.76%30.62%N/A0.75%643,8142SPDR S&P Aerospace & Defense ETF (XAR)14.94%25.89%$1,646.50 0.35%19,2783ARK Genomic Revolution Multi-Sector ETF (ARKG)14.81%30.88%$338.80 0.75%154,0254iShares MSCI Thailand ETF (THD)14.78%12.65%$480.00 0.62%211,5495Aberdeen Standard Physical Palladium Shares ETF (PALL)14.62%16.31%$145.30 0.60%2,6556Invesco Dynamic Software ETF (PSJ)14.50%40.50%$304.50 0.63%28,9587Health Care Select Sector SPDR Fund (XLV)14.46%18.08%$19,608.60 0.13%6,139,7738First Trust Health Care AlphaDEX Fund (FXH)14.36%25.78%$1,319.30 0.62%80,2879iShares US Healthcare ETF (IYH)14.24%19.37%$2,384.40 0.43%59,25410iShares US Healthcare Providers ETF (IHF)13.84%35.48%$958.80 0.43%55,08011Fidelity MSCI Health Care Index ETF (FHLC)13.69%19.95%$1,487.30 0.08%177,16612Vanguard Health... Read full post

Oct 20, 2018, 3:32 PM EST

Best- and worst-performing international funds

By Ellie Zhu

EQUITYINTERNATIONAL MULTI-CAP CORETop 101-year return3-year return5-year returnExpense ratio*Portfolio net assets ($M)**PIMCO StocksPLUS International Fd (DH);Inst (PISIX)7.45%12.82%8.74%0.84%$1,791.40 State Street Hedged Internatl Developed Eq Idx;K (SSHQX)6.84%10.27%N/A0.20%$3,258.40 MFS International Diversification Fund;I (MDIJX)6.70%11.75%6.10%0.91%$5,683.10 Catholic Investor International Equity Fund;I (KCIIX)6.01%13.49%N/A1.10%$72.20 Pear Tree Polaris Foreign Val Fd;Ord (QFVOX)5.29%11.13%6.47%1.41%$856.50 Tweedy Browne Global Value Fund (TBGVX)5.28%8.56%5.50%1.36%$9,499.70 Parametric International Equity Fund;Inst (EIISX)3.78%10.39%5.75%0.50%$108.60 iShares Edge MSCI Mltfctr Intl Index Fnd;K (BKIMX)3.74%N/AN/A0.30%$11.80 Dreyfus Diversified International Fund;I (DFPIX)3.53%9.48%4.73%0.99%$29.30 Parametric Tax-Managed International Eqty Fd;Inv (ETIGX)3.43%9.63%5.04%1.05%$19.80 Bottom 5EuroPac International Value Fund;A (EPIVX)-11.... Read full post

Oct 20, 2018, 3:32 PM EST

Best- and worst-performing fixed-income funds

By Ellie Zhu

CORE BONDTop 101-year return3-year return5-year returnExpense ratio*Portfolio net assets ($M)**River Canyon Total Return Bond Fund;Institutional (RCTIX)5.00%5.31%N/A0.72%$26.30 Anfield Universal Fixed Income Fund;I (AFLIX)3.71%3.57%3.06%1.27%$199.30 Miller Intermediate Bond Fund;I (MIFIX)3.41%5.33%N/A1.05%$125.20 Ladder Select Bond Fund;Institutional (LSBIX)2.68%N/AN/A0.95%$13.40 Osterweis Total Return Fund (OSTRX)1.81%N/AN/A0.76%$99.20 Bramshill Income Performance Fund;Inst (BRMSX)1.80%N/AN/A1.45%$232.90 American Beacon Garcia Hamilton Qual Bd Fund;Inst (GHQIX)1.48%N/AN/A0.45%$227.30 Putnam Income Fund;A (PINCX)1.17%2.47%2.60%0.88%$626.70 Highland Fixed Income Fund;A (HFBAX)0.43%3.03%2.64%1.01%$97.40 Diamond Hill Core Bond Fund;Y (DHRYX)-0.03%N/AN/A0.35%$36.80 Bottom 5DoubleLine Long Duration Total Return Bond Fund;I (DBLDX)-3.59%0.43%N/A0.65%$59.30 Virtus Seix Total Return Bond Fund;I (SAMFX)-2.46%0.89%1.85%0.46%$435.70 Dreyfus... Read full post

Oct 20, 2018, 3:32 PM EST

Best- and worst-performing equity funds

By Ellie Zhu

LARGE CAP GROWTHTop 101-year return3-year return5-year returnExpense ratio*Portfolio net assets ($M)**Berkshire Focus Fund (BFOCX)51.15%29.68%19.55%2.02%$187.60 Dunham Focused Large Cap Growth;N (DNFGX)37.92%18.99%14.11%1.16%$67.10 Transamerica Capital Growth;A (IALAX)36.82%24.89%18.76%1.23%$402.70 Touchstone Sands Capital Sands Grwth Fund (CISGX)33.93%20.06%13.59%0.80%$2,068.10 Fidelity Focused Stock Fund (FTQGX)33.58%20.78%14.24%0.57%$2,366.80 JPMorgan Large Cap Growth Fund;I (SEEGX)33.29%21.45%16.96%0.69%$4,679.40 Cognios Large Cap Growth Fund;Inst (COGEX)33.14%N/AN/A0.90%$34.80 Touchstone Sands Capital Select Growth Fund;Z (PTSGX)33.09%19.50%13.09%1.22%$624.80 GAMCO Growth Fund;AAA (GABGX)32.95%21.15%15.88%1.41%$642.70 William Blair Large Cap Growth Fund;I (LCGFX)32.53%19.55%17.33%0.80%$159.20 Bottom 5FinTrust Income and Opportunity Fund;Inst (HIOIX)3.04%N/AN/A2.03%$6.40 Sirius S&P Strategic Large-Cap Allocation Fund (SSPLX)9.... Read full post

Aug 4, 2018, 6:00 AM EST

Survey: Advisers more proactive about adding diversity

By Ellie Zhu

A lack of diversity in the financial advice business is a problemMy firm actively pursues recruiting minorities for client-facing positions... Read full post

Jul 21, 2018, 10:27 AM EST

How advice is changing

By Ellie Zhu

Adviser use of exchange-traded funds continues to rise, as does their interest in investments that take environmental, social and governance factors into consideration. Various surveys over the last couple decades bear out this trend.... Read full post

Jun 9, 2018, 6:32 PM EST

Largest fee-only RIAs

By Ellie Zhu

Rank 2018 2018 Total Discretionary Nondiscretionary Firm Phone/website assets ($M) accounts assets ($M) accounts assets ($M) accounts Employees 1Financial Engines Advisors1050 Enterprise Way, Third FloorSunnyvale, CA 94089(408)$169,400.0 1,245,244$169,400.0 1,245,244$0.0 0939
2Fisher Investments5525 NW Fisher Creek DriveCamas, WA 98607-9911(800)$96,031.6 42,863$96,031.6 42,863$0.0 01,522
3Hall Capital PartnersOne Maritime Plaza, Suite 500San Francisco, CA 94111(415)$36,391.9 170$10,615.0 57$25,776.9 113142
4Chevy Chase Trust Company7501 Wisconsin Ave., 15th FloorBethesda, MD 20814(240)$29,990.6 3,577$29,990.6 3,577$0.0 088
5Aperio GroupThree Harbor Drive, Suite 204Sausalito, CA 94965(415)$23,817.2 4,290$23,817.2 4,290$0.0 0826Edelman Financial Services4000 Legato Road,... Read full post

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