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Market Commentary | March 21
So there’s this banking crisis in progress, in case you haven’t heard. But as hundreds of articles have been penned on the subject recently, we will just acknowledge it and mostly move on. It is “interesting” to note that the Fed had identified serious weaknesses with Silicon Valley Bank (SVB) beginning back in 2021, according […]
Seven strategies for financial advisors to attract more clients
Significant growth for an advisory business usually comes from one source – new clients. Even when you can get more business from existing clients, expanding your client base often remains the best way to increase your firm’s assets under management. Consider the following seven strategies if you want more success engaging prospects and turning them […]
Bonds stink. Give me CDs! Maybe, but maybe not.
Not long ago, cash and cash-like investments were more about the “return of capital” instead of “return on capital,” given historically low-interest rates. However, the landscape has changed materially with the Federal Reserve’s aggressive moves over the last 12 months. This change is prompting many advisors to question even taking risk within the fixed income […]
Market briefing: Inflation higher for longer
When inflation is low, and interest rates are falling, aggregate bond indexes can perform well. However, today’s bond market environment appears to be remarkably different than that of the past. The new mantra? Higher for longer. Higher interest rates and higher inflation for longer than most investors have considered. But is anyone doing anything about […]
Let’s talk: Five ways to be a tax-conversant advisor in 2023
There are many conversations a good advisor will have with their clients on a regular basis. Conversations about lifestyle and goals, conversations about family and work, conversations about values and purpose – and, of course, lots and lots of conversations about markets, returns, and dollars and cents. So it might seem like a lot to […]
Who lost less?
Every February, I look forward to the release of Barron’s Best Fund Families list. I’m always interested in where the managers we use in Frontier’s strategies rank. However, this year, I was particularly curious. How did managers perform in a year where U.S. equities had their worst one-year returns since 2008 and bonds experienced their […]
Four succession planning tips that can help advisors initiate the process
Succession planning is a vital task that is easy to postpone. While a recent survey by SmartAsset.com found that a majority of financial advisors (64%) have a succession plan, a third of them do not. Perhaps even more surprisingly, 25% of advisors who are near retirement do not have a plan to transfer their businesses, […]
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