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Advice for Going Global with Managed Accounts

Advice for Going Global with Managed Accounts

Posted by on Jan 11, 2014 in Managed Accounts

As the world has become flatter due to the effects of globalization, investors have felt pressure to diversify beyond their domestic markets.  Most financial firms met this demand by offering assets registered in multiple jurisdictions, however, this was usually only for non-discretionary programs. Sponsors have recently been adding global capabilities to their managed account products […]

Going Under the Hood of Models-Only Programs

Posted by on Dec 12, 2013 in Asset Management, Conference Summaries

This is a summary of a session from the Money Management Institute’s Fall Solutions Conference that was held in October 2013 in New York City. Moderator: Heeren Pathak, CTO, Vestmark Panelists: Nancy Camarata, VP, Managed Accounts, Neuberger Bermann Anthony DiGangi, VP, Director of Managed Accounts Operations, Fred Alger Management David Laskar, Executive Director and Portfolio Manager, […]

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

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

Posted by on Oct 15, 2013 in Conference Summaries

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) […]

6 Keys to Launching a Successful UMA Program

6 Keys to Launching a Successful UMA Program

Posted by on Sep 24, 2013 in Conference Summaries

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: Bill McFadden, U.S. Business Development, CGI Panelists: Chris Gibbons, VP Investment Product Management, PNC Asset Management John McDevitt, CFA, SVP, Brown Brothers Harriman Sophie Schmitt, Senior Analyst, Wealth Management, […]

Lincoln Financial Broadens Program Appeal, Advisor Choice With New UMA Program

Lincoln Financial Broadens Program Appeal, Advisor Choice With New UMA Program

Posted by on Jan 8, 2013 in News

A though-provoking and well-researched article about a new UMA program launched by Lincoln Financial was just published today on GateKeeperIQ.  GatekeeperIQ is a comprehensive resource covering the people and processes that drive decision-making on large retail investment platforms.  The article, written by Managing Editor Hannah Glover, has some interesting details about the new UMA program: Lincoln Financial has rolled […]

Why Haven’t Advisors Embraced Unified Managed Accounts?

Why Haven’t Advisors Embraced Unified Managed Accounts?

Posted by on Jan 1, 2013 in Conference Summaries

This is an overview of a session from the MMI 2012 Tech & Ops Conference held in Jersey City, NJ. Moderator: Jay Link, Managing Director, Managed Solutions Group, Merrill Lynch Panelists: Andrew Clipper, Managing Director, Head of Wealth Management Services, NA, Citi John Capelli, Managing Director, COO, Managed Account Advisors, Merrill Lynch Rob Klapprodt, President […]

Inside the Minds of Barron’s Top Financial Advisors

Inside the Minds of Barron’s Top Financial Advisors

Posted by on May 10, 2012 in Conference Summaries

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 – […]

High Growth Solutions for Models Only Programs

High Growth Solutions for Models Only Programs

Posted by on Apr 19, 2012 in Conference Summaries

This post is a summary of a panel from the MMI Tech & Ops Conference. Moderator: Hereen Pathak, CTO, Vestmark Panelists: Tom Huddleston – SVP, Natixis Asset Management. Elba Cruz – Director of Overlay Portfolio Management, Morgan Stanley Smith Barney Andrew Rose – VP, Redi2 Technologies Josh Mayer – EVP, Managing Director Operations, EnvestNet. 13F/13G […]

RIAs Take Advantage of Discretion to Launch UMAs and Improve Efficiency

Posted by on Apr 11, 2012 in Conference Summaries

This is a summary from a session of the MMI Tech and Ops Conference with a panel made up of Registered Investment Advisors (RIAs).  The discussions centered around the use of Unified Managed Accounts (UMAs) and the advantages of discretionary versus non-discretionary accounts. Moderator: Roger Paradiso, Director/CIO, Managing Director, Morgan Stanley Smith Barney Panelists: Dan Sherman, […]

Diversify, Diversify, Diversify – 3 Ways to Help Advisory Products Succeed in Volatile Markets

Diversify, Diversify, Diversify – 3 Ways to Help Advisory Products Succeed in Volatile Markets

Posted by on Jan 13, 2012 in Conference Summaries

“How can clients improve diversification in their portfolios?” was the question Roger Paradiso posed to those attending this session at the MMI Tech and Ops Conference 2011.  Client’s portfolios aren’t performing as expected and their needs aren’t being met, he said, they are looking for solutions. The recent rise in volatility in the market, he explained, combined with the […]