FA Whitepapers

 

May 2016  

Stronger Banks Weather a Challenging Environment 

Janus
Some of the recent market turbulence has been concentrated in financials, especially European banks. Despite the volatility, the Janus Capital Fundamental Fixed Income team sees some encouraging developments with regard to the sector’s growth prospects and capital position. This paper explores the latest Thoughts and Bonds™ for the quarter ahead.

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May 2016  

Smart Money Never Sleeps

Natixis
Institutional money managers are rapidly innovating in response to new market realities, reveals the Natixis Global Asset Management Survey of Institutional Investors. Alternatives and ESG are growing in appeal. In fact, 66% surveyed think increasing allocations to alternative strategies is an effective way to mitigate risk in 2016.
 

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May 2016  

The Blue Chip Advisor

SSN
Are you a “Blue Chip Advisor”? Is there correlation between the defining characteristics of these mammoth organizations and our firms? We believe that the parallels abound between blue chip companies and the best-of-the-best advisors and, with that in mind, examine the traits to emulate as you prepare for the future.
 

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May 2016  

Making Custom-for-All a Reality
How custom managed account solutions can transform your retirement business.

SSgA
Despite steady advances in defined contribution plan design and investment choices, today's typical one-size-fits-all retirement solution may fall short for companies and their plan participants. Today, there¹s a new breed of retirement solutions‹cost-effective, scalable managed account services that offer customized strategies and the flexibility of active, professional management‹ now accessible to small- to mid-size plan sponsors.
 

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May 2016  

Ready to retire? Don't rush your Social Security start date

Vanguard
For many retirees, Social Security accounts for a large portion of their retirement income. However, that doesn’t necessarily mean taking Social Security as soon as possible is the right move. 
This paper examines retirement income and the upside of delaying Social Security payments.

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