Municipal bonds

Is tax-reform a threat to tax-exempt bonds?

Many muni bond investors worry about the impact of potential tax reform. In contrast, we see 7 reasons why Munis may be unaffected by the new tax regime.

Aug 23, 2017 Categories: Portfolio Corner
The taxable downside to improved international stock returns

The taxable downside to improved international stock returns

Many globally-diversified investors are finally being rewarded by better performance only to potentially have those returns eaten up by taxes. How is that possible and what can advisors do to help?

Aug 8, 2017 Categories: Portfolio Corner
Active vs Passive

Active vs. passive: Should you use both in fixed income?

The debate between active and passive management in fixed income continues. We take a look at both sides of the coin for investors.

Aug 1, 2017 Categories: Portfolio Corner
Something to write home about

Something to write home about: Emerging markets crushed U.S. stocks & bonds in 1H2017

The last 12 months have been rewarding for globally diversified investors who held onto their emerging markets exposure—and there may still be more rewards to come.

Jul 25, 2017 Categories: Portfolio Corner
Four fatal assumptions

The four fatal assumptions we’ve heard in 20 years of practice management

Avoid falling prey to four of the most shortsighted assumptions many advisors make—and which we believe prohibit them from reaching their full potential.

Jul 20, 2017 Categories: The Art of Advising
Transition succession

15 questions to help smooth your succession transition

Planning a smooth succession requires significant preparation, including detailed role clarity and intentional communication. Here are 15 questions to help get you there.

Jul 11, 2017 Categories: The Science of Advising
Less risk? More reward?

Less risk? More reward? See if model strategies can help save your practice

Russell Investments’ Head of Private Client Services, Mark Spina, explores how advisors can use model strategies to help address time constraints, fiduciary standard concerns, and the customized needs of investors.

Jun 29, 2017 Categories: The Art of Advising
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