As human financial advisers compete with passively managed index funds and robo-advisers, those who embrace empathetic listening can differentiate themselves and add value for their clients, says Marguerita Cheng, CFP, RICP.
Informational interviews are powerful career management tools. They typically take the form of short meetings with accomplished professionals who examine your career and share their insight and experience. They often address such questions as whether you should switch industries, move to a different firm, take an international assignment, or become an entrepreneur.
To provide guidance and practical insights on why and how to listen to achieve better business relationships, executive coach Katie Botten presented a webinar on "The Art and Science of Business Listening." So what were some of her tips?
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American Century Investments has brought to Cboe Global Markets two actively managed nontransparent exchange-traded funds that disclose portfolios quarterly, rather than daily. The American Century Focused Dynamic Growth ETF buys shares of early-stage companies with rapid growth, while the American Century Focused Large Cap Value ETF targets high-quality large-cap companies in the Russell 1000 index that are undervalued. ETF Trends (02 Apr.)
The European Central Bank has extended the period for reviewing monetary-policy strategy to mid-2021 because of the coronavirus pandemic. The ECB has also delayed the Forum on Central Banking to Nov. 10 to 12. Global Investor (subscription required) (02 Apr.)
The Federal Reserve's policy of directing liquidity initiatives at investment-grade and government debt risks creating a $9 trillion pool of "orphan" issuers, such as heavily leveraged companies, that do not qualify for relief. The policy could hurt otherwise creditworthy issuers, says Roberto Perli of Cornerstone Macro. MarketWatch (02 Apr.)
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