Rep as PM: The Inside Scoop – Part 1

This post is a summary of a session from the MMI 2011 Fall Solutions Conference that was held in NYC last month.  It is part 1 of a 2 part series.  You can read part 2 by clicking here. Moderator: Marc Zeitoun, Managing Director, Head of Distribution, Rydex/SGI Panelists: Jay Link, Managing Director, Managed Solutions Group, Merrill […]

The Vanishing Tailwind of Economic Growth

The tailwind of economic growth that drove our economy to new heights for the past thirty years has disappeared, according to Curtis Arledge during his session at the MMI 2011 Fall Solutions Conference.  The source of the tailwind was the extraordinary amount of debt taken on by the government, corporations and individuals, which reached levels not […]

Model Delivery is Risky Business, According to Money Managers Survey

Most investment managers believe that the risks associated with communicating model changes to sponsors are significant and have the potential to result in negative impact to their firms. This was one of the results of a survey done by Dover Research as reported by Jean Sullivan at the Financial Research Association’s 9th Annual Managed Account […]

Are Managed Accounts Obsolete?

This post is a summary from a session at the Financial Research Associates 9th Annual Managed Accounts Summit in Boston, MA. These are three of the most frequently asked questions regarding the managed solutions industry according to David Gardner, Principal, Smart Consulting Firm, LLC. Are managed accounts obsolete? David informed us that managed solutions today […]