The Future of Advice Delivery: What Will Solutions Look Like?

This is a summary of a session from the FRA's 11th Annual Managed Account and UMA Summit that was held in September 2013 in NYC. Moderator: Walter Hartford, VP, Business Development, F-Squared Investments Panelists: Kathleen Shkuda, President, Zigzag Consulting Jack Sharry, EVP, LifeYield Michael Jones, Chairman and CIO, Riverfront Investment Group Unified Managed Accounts (UMA's) […]

Asset Allocation: Is Modern Portfolio Theory Dead? (1/2)

This is a summary of a session of the Money Management Institute's 2012 Fall Solution Conference. Moderator: Michael Jones, Chairman and Chief Investment Officer, Riverfront Investment Group Panelists: Colin Moore, Chief Investment Officer, Columbia Management, $339 billion AUM Howard Present, President and Chief Executive Officer, F-Squared Investments Steve Murray, Director of Asset Allocation Strategies, Russell […]

Fee-Based Advisors Clamoring for Muni Bond Ladders

Are fee-based advisors looking to move more managed account assets into municipal bonds?  There is evidence that this is the case and that muni bonds as a percentage of managed account assets could grow over the next few years. Research from MMI/Dover shows consistent growth of fixed-income SMA objectives that corresponds to a consistent decline in […]

JPMorgan Doubles Model SMA, UMA Business in 2010

FundFire has an interesting article about the tremendous growth of JP Morgan's managed account programs last year.  The article, written by Tom Stabile, describes some of the key features that made JPM's programs so successful.  It also points out some new trends that are appearing in the industry. Open Architecture Is their UMA open architecture or […]

Why Bond Portfolios are a Flawed Retirement Strategy

This post is a summary of a session from the FRA's 8th Annual Managed Accounts Summit. There are three phases of life and three phases of investing based on a client’s income needs: Growth Only, Growth and Income and Income Only, according to Michael Jones, Founding Partner, Riverfront Investment Group. For retirees in the Income Only […]