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IGNITING DISTRIBUTION: ALTERNATIVE INVESTMENT MANAGERS MUST MATCH ATTRACTIVE STRATEGIES WITH LIQUIDITY AND PERFORMANCE                  
 

From the Investments & Wealth Monitor

Advisors recognize the benefits that alternative investments can provide for clients, but they struggle to allocate to them due to liquidity requirements, heightened costs, and product complexity.

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PRIVATE MARKETS: ASSET ALLOCATION AND PORTFOLIO CONSTRUCTION                  
 

From the Investments & Wealth Monitor

Product innovation has made private-market investments more readily available to a larger group of investors at lower minimums and with more-flexible liquidity features.

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Articles and White Papers



ALL INVESTING HAS IMPACT: VALUING IMPACT RISK, BUILDING A BETTER WORLD, AND MAKING MONEY ALONG THE WAY            
 

From the Investments & Wealth Monitor

Nomenclature and strategy may vary, but purpose is the unifying principle that makes investment impact a part of decision-making.

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QUANTIFYING TURBULENCE IN TREND FOLLOWING                  
 

From the Investments & Wealth Monitor

The authors use a novel method to classify which forces drive turbulence in trend following: magnitude surprises or correlation surprises.

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CRYPTOCURRENCIES AND DIGITAL ASSETS: VALUATION MODELS AND DUE DILIGENCE                 
 

From the Investments & Wealth Monitor

The challenge for investors is to pick the relatively small number of today’s cryptoassets that will be among the next decade’s largest winners.

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ALTERNATIVE  INVESTMENTS: 2021 SURVEY SHOWS ADVISORS ARE OPEN TO INCREASING ALLOCATIONS                
 

From the Investments & Wealth Monitor

Advisors recognize the benefits of allocating to alternative investments, whether for diversification and downside protection or income; however, barriers remain to their use.

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WHY ESG MATTERS              
 

From the Investments & Wealth Monitor

Advisors need to familiarize themselves with the origins and complexities of ESG investing—and be ready to discuss with clients.

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2022 CLIENT RESEARCH: THE EVOLUTION CONTINUES—GLOBAL UNCERTAINTY AND DEMOGRAPHIC SHIFTS ARE CHANGING CLIENT EXPERIENCE              
 

From Investments & Wealth Research

Each year Investments & Wealth Institute and Absolute Engagement survey clients to gather insights that support exceptional advisors. This article reports on findings of the 2022 survey.

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Online Education and Podcasts


ASK: HOW TO RELATE TO ANYONE W/DAN SOLIN     

Exceptional Advisor Podcast

Daniel R. Solin, the New York Times bestselling author of the Smartest series of investing books and The Smartest Sales Book You’ll Ever Read, provides advice for advisors when talking to prospects and/or clients.  

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PRINCIPLES, MYTHS, AND METHODS FOR THE HOURLY FINANCIAL ADVISOR W/MARK BERG, CFP®    

Exceptional Advisor Podcast

Hourly counsel has the potential to be the fastest-growing segment in the delivery of financial advice, according to Mark Berg, the founding principal of Timothy Financial Counsel. In this podcast, Berg discusses how to price, position and deliver hourly advice; how to segment your client base and prospect for an entirely new clientele; how to develop a relationship-based approach and avoid a "transactional" mindset; and how to harness the potential of time-tracking to create a stable foundation for growth.  

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THE ART AND SCIENCE OF ASKING QUESTIONS W/WARREN BERGER              
 

Exceptional Advisor Podcast

Warren Berger, the author of A More Beautiful Question and several other books, discusses the art and science of asking “beautiful” questions and how advisors can develop richer relationships with their clients and prospects by asking the right questions.

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SOLUTIONS TO EMERGING TAX PROBLEMS IN RETIREMENT W/WALDEAN WALL   

Exceptional Advisor Podcast

Waldean Wall, Vice President, Advanced Markets and Solutions, Allianz Life Insurance Company of North America, discusses three emerging tax problems in retirement and possible solutions, including Roth conversions, life insurance, split beneficiaries, charitable giving, and charitable trusts.  

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THE FUTURE OF ETFS: EVOLVED. TRANSPARENT. FLEXIBLE.  

On-Demand Recording

The first ETFs available to investors were designed to track the performance of indices. While index-based ETFs continue to be popular with investors due to generally low costs, broad diversification, low turnover, and transparent construction, the mechanical construction and rigid trading requirements of index funds reduce their ability to efficiently capture the returns of different asset classes. In contrast, actively managed ETFs aim to provide the same benefits of index-based approaches while also providing additional value through flexible, active implementation.

1 Hour of CE Credit.

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PRIVATE MARKETS FOR ADVISORS  

Online Course

This assessment-based certificate program provides advisors with the knowledge, skills, and capabilities to enhance portfolio-return potential through private market exposure. This course is designed for professionals who wish to learn valuable best practices to implement alternative strategies into their practice.

12 CE Hours + a certificate.

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Blogs



TARGET-DATE FUNDS: ERISA COURTS MAY SOON ADDRESS APPROPRIATE MEASURE FOR PERFORMANCE      
 

From Washington Insights, September 2022

Washington Insights reviews a series of class-action lawsuits filed against plan sponsors claiming breach of fiduciary duty by selecting and retaining a BlackRock suite of allegedly underperforming target-date funds for their 401(k) plan menus.

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Institute Blog: Investment Sense

  • The Risks of Retirement

    In retirement, there are at least nine risks that households will face. Those include systematic risks: including political (public policy and inflation) and business (market, issuer, income) and unsystematic risks: including behavioral (spending) and chance (household shocks, heath care and...
  • The past 18 months will be written about in the history books and taught in schools; movies will be made, and books written. In addition to our personal...
  • Protect, Live, Dream Odysseus, the Greek king of Ithaca, is best remembered for his arduous 10-year journey home after the Trojan War, as well as the Trojan Horse he used to gain surreptitious access to enemy...


Professional Development




Institute Announcements

  • Investments & Wealth Institute Names Michael Mastey as Director of Sales

    The Investments & Wealth Institute, announced today that it has named Michael Mastey as its director of sales. In this role, Mastey will lead the Institute’s sales strategy, business development initiatives and revenue generation.
  • Investments & Wealth Forum – Toronto Registration Now Open

    The Investments & Wealth Institute will be hosting an intensive one-day event on October 3 in Toronto, ON. The Investments & Wealth Forum – Toronto, Facilitating Behavioural Change, will feature leading academics, practitioner consultants and a Women in Wealth panel. Financial professionals are invited ...
  • Mackenzie Investments Becomes First North American Cohort to Participate in Private Markets Course

    The Investments & Wealth Institute today announced that Mackenzie Investments, one of Canada’s leading asset managers, has become the first financial services cohort in North America to officially participate in their new Private Markets for Advisors training course, launched in May 2022.

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