White papers and reports by Charles Schwab
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Hybrid RIAs can maintain both a brokerage and advisory business - using their independence to create the future they imagine for themselves and their clients.
July 30, 2019
A straightforward, building block framework that utilizes a behaviorally based approach can encourage positive investor behavior and help clients stay the course.
June 07, 2019
Many multi-asset class portfolios such as target date funds have been riding a wave of upside volatility that can mask their potential downside risk. Read more in this white paper by Charles Schwab Investment Management, Inc.
May 07, 2019
The results of the 2016 RIA Benchmarking Study from Charles Schwab delivered a clear message: Registered Investment Advisors (RIAs) have risen to the challenges that growth and competition bring, and they continue to adapt.
May 02, 2017
At some point in their careers, many veteran advisors feel as if their business has stalled. This white paper is for the financial advisor who may be considering a transition to fuel growth. Outlined are the key considerations advisors should take into account, with a focus on analyzing the advisor's unique approach to the business, the kind of support required and how seemingly similar broker-dealer models can differ.
July 26, 2016
With more than 25 years of experience working with—and listening to—advisors as they transition to the RIA model, Schwab Advisor Services™ has developed The RIA Roadmap: Your Essential Guide to Making the Transition with you in mind. It presents key steps to help you chart your path toward running your firm and serving your clients your way—all backed by our expert guidance when you need it.
November 05, 2015
Automated investment management is one of the most important new trends independent advisers are considering at the moment.
July 28, 2015
When you become a Registered Investment Advisor (RIA), you control your business and can serve clients the way you want. From branding to pricing, you’re in charge of key decisions. But with this freedom come additional legal and regulatory responsibilities. The choices you make during your transition will impact your business far into the future. Making thoughtful decisions around partnerships, structure, and insurance is vital to your business’s long-term prosperity. This report will help you weigh the legal and regulatory considerations associated with becoming an RIA.
December 05, 2014
More and more advisors are seizing the opportunity to create the future they imagine for themselves and their clients. Independence offers unparalleled freedom and control.
October 23, 2014
Following record highs for many broad-market stock indexes in 2013, Charles Schwab Investment Management believes the bull market can continue into the new year. However, risks remain and advisors should watch for potential signals that we may be nearing the peak of cycle. Register to download the complete outlook from Omar Aguilar, CIO, equities, Charles Schwab Investment Management.
December 17, 2013
The last several years have seen a proliferation of alternative beta strategies. Alternative beta strategies are designed to provide market exposure based on non-price-weighted fundamentals. Often referred to as “smart beta” or “strategy beta,” these strategies offer the potential for attractive risk-adjusted returns relative to traditional market-cap indexes.
November 05, 2013
When combining traditional market-cap and fundamental strategies in client portfolios, even a small allocation to Fundamental Index strategies may offer meaningful beta diversification—as well as the potential for enhanced incremental long-term performance.
September 20, 2013
This white paper explores the evolution of ETFs from broad-market, simple exposures to alternatively weighted strategies that can offer opportunities. Also covered is the fundamental approach to index construction. The characteristics and methodologies of traditional market-cap and fundamental index strategies, and the historical performance of fundamental strategies and the environments in which they may outperform or underperform cap weighted strategies are also discussed.
August 15, 2013
In an improving economy, municipal bonds can provide diversification and attractive performance within the fixed income allocation of client portfolios. This white paper discusses how choosing an experienced active manager can help clients make the most of this diverse and dynamic asset class.
August 13, 2013
The SEC’s data request over the uniform fiduciary standard of care has substantial implications for advisers. This white paper discusses how advisers should interpret the SEC's actions regarding a fiduciary standard.
July 10, 2013
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