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How Financial Advisers Can Appeal to NextGens

How Financial Advisers Can Appeal to NextGens

Financial advisers who fail to understand and act on the behaviors and demands of young high-net-worth individuals (HNWIs) may be unprepared for the long-term shifts in client attitudes that are on the horizon. To help financial advisers plan for this shift, Enterprising Investor interviewed David Wilson, of Capgemini Financial Services and founder of thewealthconsultant.com, for his personal views on how advisers can appeal to NextGens. Read more

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Book Review: Misbehaving

Misbehaving

Richard H. Thaler takes readers on an entertaining journey through the evolution of behavioral economics. His gift for writing has produced a book that is a blend of his life as a research professor, stories of other economists he met along the way, and a history of behavioral economics. This book is an excellent read on the shortcomings of classical economic and finance theory. Read more

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Macro Wounds: Surviving the Mirage of Growth

Economic growth before and after 1870 and 1970 has paled in comparison to the unprecedented expansion of those 100 years. Given that this period also witnessed many great scientific innovations, is it possible such rapid growth might never be achieved again? Or can the internet and smartphones — among the most successful modern innovations — be as disruptive and beneficial to growth as electricity and antibiotics? Read more

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