Tag: Investment analytics

Is the Qualified Professional Asset Manager Exemption in Jeopardy?

One expert attorney says that while a recent regulatory proposal issued by the DOL seems sensible, as it seeks to clarify when and how qualified professional asset managers can work with retirement plans and other ERISA-covered investors, the complexity of the package gives her pause.

Retirement Income Evolution

Experts agree that few defined contribution retirement plan participants can successfully manage their retirement spending on their own, meaning it is crucial for advisers and providers to help solve the ‘decumulation challenge.’

In Many Ways, ESG Is Nothing New

While often spoken about as a new or emerging phenomenon, the practice of building portfolios that address environmental, social and governance concerns goes back to the late 19th century.

Investing in a ‘Circular Economy’

A new report suggests investors should seek to better understand the concept of ‘resource intensity’ and pursue opportunities to reduce risks while improving global environmental outcomes.

Welcome to the Rising Rate Environment

In the face of sustained inflation and the Federal Reserve’s push to boost interest rates, asset managers and advisers are tweaking portfolios and rethinking longstanding allocations.

Taking Stock of the SEC’s Ambitious Climate Agenda

Now that the financial services industry has had some time to digest the 500-plus pages of proposed rulemaking text, compliance experts are offering insight about exactly what the SEC’s climate disclosure regulations entail.
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Investment Product and Service Launches

Pershing and Pacific Life make fee-only annuities available to RIAs; ISS ESG launches labels and standards solutions; Xtrackers by DWS launches ETF with exposure to high-yield corporate bonds; and more.

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Investment Product and Service Launches

Nasdaq Fund Network adds new 529 plan share classes; AllianceBernstein and Vestmark unveil custom municipal solutions platform; Vanguard bolsters roster of external advisers with new addition; and more.

When Robo Advisers Struggle to Scale

While automated client service now plays a key role for many advisory firms, investors who accumulate substantial assets will always want and need a human adviser, especially when markets are volatile.