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Vanguard plans to offer digital marketing tool for advisers
Largest mutual fund manager hopes that the tool will enhance relationships for and with advisers.
Which group is more risk averse, financial advisers or their clients?
Breakfast with Benjamin: Which group is more nervous about the state of the markets? Advisers often misread their own tolerance for risk.
Which is the easier question: How do you feel about liquid alts or how to regulate them?
It's easy to vilify liquid alts; it's much harder to draft the kind of regulation that allows an investor to make an informed decision about the risk-return profile of their investments.
Greeks vote 'no' and everybody loses
Breakfast with Benjamin: Greek voters opt for a collision course with the European Union over austerity. Go figure.
Classic car prices have surged but investing in them is another story
Author of report on classic cars as alternative investment calls sector 'exceptionally' complex.
How to explain alternatives' place in portfolios to your clients
By viewing alternatives through the lens of the three primary colors, they can be demystified
Gold not getting boost from investors seeking safe haven from Greek crisis
The precious metal stays in trading range as Greece lives on the edge of default due to tepid inflation, muted demand for gold from China and a strong U.S. dollar.
Bond math is about to inflict some real pain on fixed-income investors
Breakfast with Benjamin: Fixed-income investors are starting to feel the painful realities of bond math.
Active or passive? It depends where you work
Over the past two years, confidence in passive investing has grown mainly among RIAs while other advisers primarily remain active.
As Puerto Rico crisis intensifies, mutual fund investors face loss of capital
If the island can't pay back all of its debts, some fund holders could suffer haircuts.
Crazy as it might sound, the new all-in bet is going long on Greek stocks
Breakfast with Benjamin: If you've got a really strong stomach, the time looks ripe to buy the fear and jump into Greek equities.
Blackstone and BlackRock are starting to cross over into each other's bread and butter
Steve Schwarzman and Larry Fink, once partners, now vie for Wall Street dominance atop their wildly successful firms.
Advisers' crucial role in constructing smarter portfolios to combat volatility
Vital that investors understand the expanded tool set now available to handle market swings
SEC appeals own judge's decision in case on custodians' payments to advisers for fund picks
The regulator is fighting a decision by its administrative judge to dismiss charges accusing two financial advisers of not informing clients they were paid by Fidelity Investments to sell certain mutual funds.
The mutual fund marketplace is broken. Time to fix it.
Many share classes exist only to hide fees paid by mutual funds to brokers in exchange for feeding them business