Inside the Minds of Barron’s Top Financial Advisors

This is a summary of a panel from the Fiserv Client Conference Spring 2012, which was held in Las Vegas, NV. Moderator: Sterling Shea, Managing Director, Head of Advisory & Wealth Management Programs, Barron’s. Panelists: Ed Dollinger, Edward Jones, 26 years – manages $500 mm Theresa Chicopolos, CFP, Wells Fargo, Scottsdale, AZ, 26 years – […]

Rep as PM: The Inside Scoop – Part 2

This post is a summary of a session from the MMI 2011 Fall Solutions Conference that was held in NYC. It is part 2 of a 2 part series. Click here to read Part 1. Moderator: Marc Zeitoun, Managing Director, Head of Distribution, Rydex/SGI Panelists: Jay Link, Managing Director, Managed Solutions Group, Merrill Lynch Peter […]

Delivering Advice in Unpredictable Markets

This post is a summary of a session from the MMI’s 2011 Annual Convention. The moderator for this session was Anthony Rochte, Senior Managing Director, Head of North American Intermediary Business Group, State Street Global Advisors. The panelists were Hans Asoera, Principal, Financial Advisor, Edward Jones, Stephen J. Cucchiaro, Founder and Chief Investment Officer, Windhaven Investment […]

SMAs That Act Like Alternatives

This post is a summary of a session from the FRA’s 8th Annual Managed Accounts Summit. While many money managers have been switching client assets into alternatives in their search for better returns, David M. Spungen, Chief Executive Officer of Hillview Capital Advisors, LLC, believes this is a bad idea. For a taxable individual, alternative investments, particularly […]

RIA’s Turning to Alternatives

After the financial meltdown of 2008, a “flight to safety” defined the investment landscape in 2009.   But if media headlines are any indication, 2010 may be defined by a boomerang effect, caused by advisors shifting client portfolios away from ultra-conservative holdings into more alternative investments such as hedge funds, currencies, limited partnerships, structured notes, private […]