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CFA Institute Wealth Management Conference

The CFA Institute Wealth Management Conference is an annual event covering tools and strategies important to private wealth management, including financial planning, practice management, and client relationship management. The CFA Institute Wealth Management 2019 Conference will be held in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, on 2–3 April.


Four Behavioral Biases — and How to Fight Them

Behavioral finance expert Daniel Crosby says there are four types of behavioral biases.

The Retirement Gender Gap: Saving, Risk, and Guaranteed Income

“The big fear society has is your standard of living is going to drop dramatically [in retirement]. And that’s what clients come to you and ask for help on,” says Diane Garnick, chief income strategist and managing director for TIAA (Teachers Insurance and Annuity Association). So what does the retirement data say? One of the most worrisome trends is the gender retirement gap.

Three Steps to Beating Unconscious Bias

"How do we create, spread, and manage conscious inclusion in how we talk to clients and how we work with them?" Adrienne Penta asked. "Raise awareness, training, and then process."

To Compete with Robos, Advisers Must Become Financial Physicians

Can robo-advisers replace human advisers? Not if the goal of the relationship is to increase clients' well-being, says Meir Statman. Why? Because that requires human interaction.

Wealth Management in 2017: Oh, the Humanity!

Effective financial advisory firms combine technology’s unique strengths with human insights, and the 2017 CFA Institute Wealth Management Conference explored ways that these combinations can deliver value to clients.

Three Ways to Identify Governance Risk

“Responsible investment” has nothing to do with nebulous moral considerations — it’s all about generating sustainable financial returns, says Sandra Carlisle of Newton Investment Management. Understanding three different levels of a company's profile can help to identify and avoid bad actors, bridging the gap between values-based investing and prudent fiduciary duty.

Weekend Reads for Investors: The Let It Be Edition

Jason Voss, CFA, highlights some of the most-compelling reads he's encountered over the last month. Among the topics explored: share buybacks, central banks, and dark matter.

The Bedrock of Due Diligence? Skepticism and “Cracking the Narrative”

Research analysts must rethink due diligence and manager selection, says Tom Brakke, CFA. Performance chasing doesn't work, and at the end of the day, an analyst's job is to crack the corporate narrative and tie the "what" to the "how." The best due diligence, Brakke says, is "field work."

From Robo-Conflict to Robo-Collaboration: Approaches for Wealth Managers

Financial advisers looking to strengthen their firm and improve their practice for private clients may find that the best results come not from conflict, but from cooperation.

Social Media: The Cornerstone of Financial Firms in the 21st Century

"It has never been more important to be able to differentiate yourself as a financial adviser than it is right now," Josh Brown, CEO of Ritholtz Wealth Management, explained. "And social is how we do it. It’s how anyone can do it if they want to put in the time and the effort."



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