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Best of 2014: Wealth Management Trends and Challenges

Best of 2014: Wealth Management Trends and Challenges

Undoubtedly one of the biggest stories this year was the rise of the robo-advisers and their growth in assets under management (AUM). Retirement security was another big story. But looking in the rearview mirror is only so useful. What’s just as important to consider is which trends will continue to influence the advisory business in 2015 and beyond. Read more

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Book Review: Global Trends 2030

Book Review: Global Trends 2030

This book is the US intelligence community’s best assessment of critical drivers and political scenarios worldwide over the next 15 years. The overview is broken into megatrends, game changers, and potential alternative scenarios. It delineates those regions and issues that may hold both the greatest opportunities and the greatest risks in the future. Read more

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The “Unknown Unknowns” of the Contingent Convertible Market

The "Unknown Unknowns" of the Contingent Convertible Market

The financial crisis of 2008–2009 highlighted weaknesses in the way banks calculated both their capital ratios and risk-weighted assets (RWAs). Prior to the crisis, banks held too little capital on their balance sheets and did not hold enough liquid funds. These shortcomings led the banks to have large write-downs during the crisis, which in many cases required state intervention to allow the banks to remain solvent. Read more

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