Although there are many superficial reasons to be enthusiastic that strong market performance can continue, most positives are overstated and many risks are underappreciated. In fact, today's investment environment entails such a high degree of uncertainty that most investors would be best served by simply minimizing their worst case scenario.
How we’re positioning muni portfolios for turbulence – and the opportunities it may create.
To build lasting trust, it needs to be earned. Our survey of wealthy investors identified five steps advisors should take to strengthen client relationships.
This Strategic Insight discusses how to bolster tax revenue by increasing potential growth and productivity through tax and spending reform to enhance global competitiveness and increase fairness across taxpayers, thus turn fiscal deficits into surplus. Various guiding principles outlined suggest various proven ways to achieve these objectives.
The widespread indifference to risk in the markets strongly suggests something is wrong. That something is “bad promises” and it has significant and widespread implications for investors.
Three years to save Earth according to a group of United Nations scientists. Can 150 years of planetary abuse undo over four billion years of evolution? As the Earth breathes even climate neutralists concede probability may be at least a 51/49 percent proposition.
K2 Advisors seeks to add value through active portfolio management, tactical allocation and diversification across four main hedge strategies: long/short equity, relative value, global macro and event driven. In their fourth-quarter (Q4) 2017 outlook, K2 Advisors’ Research and Portfolio Construction teams share the key market events they have an eye on.
With growing client expectations and very a competitive marketplace, financial advisors must continue to seek more and better ways to differentiate themselves, i.e., “beyond better sameness.”
In Passive Carnage Is Illogical, we discuss what is driving the passive rotation, as well as how strategies and products have evolved to suit investors’ changing needs.. We also consider the importance of three disruptors in asset management that are having a remarkable influence, including: Separately Managed Accounts (SMAs), Robo-advisors (Robos), and Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs).
Angela Merkel’s re-election as German Chancellor was very much expected, but the implications of her victory are harder to predict. Here three of our portfolio managers with a particular interest in Europe share their views on what Merkel’s victory could mean for the region.