Isaac Presley, CFA, is Director of Investments for Cordant Wealth Partners, a wealth management firm focused on serving current and former Intel employees. He leads the firm’s investment committee and directs the company’s investment strategy and research. In addition, he leads firm’s blogging efforts on the Cordant Blog.
Overcoming the concerns about occupying a niche leads to several benefits for both an advisory firm and its clients. First and foremost, a specialized focus will make you, as an analyst, more knowledgeable about your clientele. Another major benefit is that you are a category unto yourself in the minds of your potential clients, writes Isaac Presley, CFA.
Former Intel CEO Andy Grove wasn't just a great businessman and leader. It turns out he was also a pretty smart investor. Isaac Presley, CFA, highlights several investing lessons from Grove's life and work.
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Inspections next year by the Securities and Exchange Commission's Office of Compliance Inspections and Examinations are expected to prioritize cybersecurity vulnerabilities and the way financial firms treat investments by baby boomers and retirees, industry experts say. ThinkAdvisor (free registration) (21 Nov.)
Bank of England officials are pushing back against calls to improve how they communicate interest-rate and monetary policy changes, saying being too definite would be risky. "It's tempting to think the bank could promise where rates will be in future, but this would create more uncertainty," Monetary Policy Committee member Michael Saunders told Parliament. Bloomberg (free registration) (21 Nov.)
Winning the right to host the European Banking Authority was a major victory for Paris in its competition with Frankfurt, Germany, to become the dominant financial hub for Europe and attract many financial-sector jobs leaving London because of Brexit. Frankfurt's leaders thought they were certain to get the EBA, but the city did not reach the final round of voting. Handelsblatt (Germany) (free content) (21 Nov.)
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